Photographer's Note

View from Torre Grossa to the Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano

The piazza was used as a market and a stage for festivals and tournaments. Its current layout dates from the thirteenth century.

The piazza is named after the underground cistern (Cisterna) built in 1287. The cistern is capped by a travertine octagonal pedestal, which was built in 1346 under the mayor Guccio Malavolti and is close to the center of the square.

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Additional Photos by Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 309 W: 126 N: 886] (6363)
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