Piazza Della Cisterna
Piazza Della Cisterna, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy
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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.
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