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Piazza dei Cavalieri

Address: Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 113 things to do in Pisa
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Walking around this central square, one can find the Palace of the...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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Rome, Italy
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307 reviews 307 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The well-trodden path between the leaning tower and this beautiful square is currently defaced by ongoing roadworks, but it's still worth taking that walk and admiring the architecture on the way. The square itself is a beautiful space but be careful when walking with your nose in the air as cars do cross it, and not especially slowly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Loved hearing the history of this area. Certainly worth a visit if you're in the area. Doesn't take too long.

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St. Kitts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well ! I never eat a whole pizza , but I did that day, every where we want , everyone seems to be eating pizza, so we decided to try , it was great, definitely will be visiting Pisa again.

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you're at the leaning tower of Pisa, its worth walking to this square. The buildings are very interesting and the walk is nice - also gets you away from the hundreds of people all trying to take photos of them holding the tower up.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is another proof Pisa is not only famous for its Leaning Tower. This square is so beautiful; it was definitely another attraction i absolutely wanted to see in Pisa. Standing near Cosimo's Statue and going round in 360 degrees to view all the beautiful buildings; there is such rich history through it all, some of which stand out more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We discovered this while exploring Pisa on foot on our first day there. We didn't have our cameras which I was annoyed about but figured we would find it the next day. We did, however by the time we had gotten there it was dark so were unable to get the shots we wanted! Typical! The buildings were my favourite... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We were staying near the Arno River and after walking to visit the Piazza dei Miracoli (Leaning Tower, Duomo), we took a different route back and stumbled upon this pleasant Square with very few people around. There are several restaurants and bars in the area so we grabbed some nearby food and just hung out. There are several historical buildings... More 

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London
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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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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
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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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