Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano

The borders of Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular piazza in San Gimignano, are lined with medieval towers and houses that echo that architectural style. At the convergence of the town's two main streets, the piazza is a gathering place for locals, a site for outdoor markets, and a stage for festivals. Many of the stone buildings feature ground-floor cafes well-suited to people-watching. One of these structures houses the cistern that gives the piazza its name. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Piazza della Cisterna by using our San Gimignano trip planner.
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  • Piazza della Cisterna (Cistern Square, in English) is one of the some squares located in the old town of San Gimignano, a wonderful medieval town in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. This place....  more »
  • The piazza cisterns is a lovely spot to take pictures of the towers and to get gelato. There are covered areas to get out of the sun on hot days. In winter, the town is much less crowded and you can.....  more »

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