Piazza della Cisterna

in San Gimignano, Italy

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Piazza Della Cisterna, 8, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy
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N43° 28' 2.64" E11° 2' 36.96"   (43.4674, 11.0436)
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Piazza della Cisterna is a piazza in San Gimignano, Italy. It has a triangular shape with a slight natural slope and is connected to the nearby Piazza del Duomo by an open passage. The pavement is brick and the piazza is surrounded by houses and medieval towers.
In the south-west corner, the piazza meets the Arc of Becci, (l'arco dei Becci), an ancient city gate. The arc is flanked by the massive rectangular towers of Becci (torri dei Becci) on the left and Cugnanesi (torri dei Cugnanesi) on the right.
Past the access to via di Castello, the northern side is characterized by Cortesi Palace, la torre del Diavolo, and the houses of Cattani.
The west side is adorned with various towers, like the twin towers of Ardinghelli and the tower of palazzo Pellaro.


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Piazza della Cisterna

Address: Piazza Della Cisterna, 8, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy