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Piazza Della Cisterna - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Piazza Della Cisterna, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy

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About Piazza Della Cisterna

The Piazza Della Cisterna is the most beautiful and famous piazza in all of San Gimignano. It is enclosed by a wall of nobility houses and medieval towers. It has a triangular shape with a slight natural slope and is connected to the nearby Piazza del Duomo by an open passage. Previously it was called Piazza delle Taverne because of the numerous taverns where travelers stopped to rest. Subsequently, due to a large tree that was there, it was called Piazza dell'Olmo.

Attractions Near Piazza Della Cisterna

Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico28.14km from Piazza Della Cisterna

The basilica of Santo Domingo is a religious building in Siena, in the region of Tuscany in Italy. The church was begun in 1226–1265, but was enlarged in the 14th century resulting in the Gothic appearance it has now. However, aspects of the Gothic structure were subsequently destroyed by fires in 1443, 1456, and 1531, and further damage later resulted from military occupation it houses the relics of St. Catherine and the original portrait of her painted by her contemporary and friend, Andrea Va

Duomo di Siena
Duomo di Siena28.42km from Piazza Della Cisterna

The metropolitan cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main place of Catholic worship in Siena, in Tuscany, the episcopal seat of the metropolitan archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino; the building is located in the homonymous square, in the Terzo di Città. Built-in the Italian Romanesque-Gothic style, it is one of the most significant churches built in this style in Italy.

Fonte Gaia
Fonte Gaia28.53km from Piazza Della Cisterna

One of the beautiful and magnificent Fonte Gaia fountain, designed by Jacopo Della Quercia around 1419, adorns the higher part of Piazza del Campo. The fountain stands on the exact spot occupied by a previously existing fountain in 1346. The water that feeds the fountain travels from a spring in the nearby countryside through 25 kilometers of underground passages known as Bottini, built in the Middle Ages and named thus on account of their barrel vaulting.

Piazza del Campo
Piazza del Campo28.56km from Piazza Della Cisterna

Piazza del Campo is the main public space of the historic center of Siena, Tuscany. Built-in the exact place where the three antique hilltop towns sloped together, before eventually combining to create the community of Siena. As well as its global fame for its aesthetic beauty, the Piazza del Campo is also significant as the site of a twice-annual horse race whose beginnings can be traced to Mediaeval times.

Tower of Mangia
Tower of Mangia28.6km from Piazza Della Cisterna

Torre del Mangia is a magnificent tower in the Tuscan city of Siena, Italy. The tower took a whole decade to be constructed and became the stronghold of many governors in its time. It was built between the years of 1338 and 1348. The place holds a scenic charm to it, which adds to the city’s magnificent architecture and is situated in Piazza del Campo.

Pubblico Palace
Pubblico Palace28.61km from Piazza Della Cisterna

Tuscan city of Siena. It is located in the heart of Piazza del Campo. It was built after the order of its construction was given by the Nine; a council consisting of merchants and bankers whose sole purpose was to govern Siena, in the late 13th century. The outside of the structure is an example of Italian medieval architecture with Gothic influences. The lower story is stone while the upper crenellated stories are made of brick. Nearly every major room in the palace contains frescoes.

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.