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Piazza dei Cavalieri

Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 43 Attractions in Pisa
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Walking around this central square, one can find the Palace of the Scuola Normale of Pisa, the Church of S. Stefano and the Palace of the Orologio, where Count Ugolino della Gherardesca was imprisoned and condemned to die, as narrated by Dante in the Divine Comedy.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The restaurants and bars are near by, so after visiting the Leaning tower, you could walk through this square to get to the main streets where you could have a beer or ice cream and find a nice nice place to eat. This square has the oldest University in Italy which uses a beautiful building.

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Rijswijk, Holland
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69 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Piazza dei Cavalieri is beautiful because of the three buildings: Palazzo dei Cavalieri by Vasari with the beautiful black-and-white sgrafitto, Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri (a pity that it was closed for restauration) and Palazzo dell'Orologio (because of its unpleasant history). When you stay on the square for some ten minutes, you will see that it is sometimes completely empty and... More

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Larisa, Greece
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

a big piazza with nice buildings which belog to the university of pisa. Go for a walk, the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa is very intresting building

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited the tower first, but on our way to the railway station passed this square. It is lovely. Nice buildings!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a beautiful square to take a break - just sit on one of the steps with some water and watch the tourists go by. I laughed at the statue of Cosimo with his foot on a really ugly dolphins head - which is a symbol of his domination over the seas (thank you, Google).

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Pasadena, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
146 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

9.22.2014 -- walking tour. Lots going on in the square. Apparently school had just started. There were various booths promoting outdoor activities - rope climbing and obstacle course were two of them. Actually saw a toddler testing the ropes. A band was performing live West African music in front of the church. Watch my video clip.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We passed through the Piazza on the way to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It's a grand piazza with lovely buildings and well worth a look around.

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Gdansk, Poland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The piazza (square) surrounded by beautiful buildings is a little bit empty however this makes it even more beautiful.

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Budapest, Hungary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very moody, very scenic, but actually nothing to do there. You stop to take a few pictures and walk on.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You will pass by anyhow if you are going to the leaning tower. Small stalls along the way. Just a small piazza.

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