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Address: Pisa, Italy
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Description: Walking around this central square, one can find the Palace of the Scuola...
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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Visit it after 6.00 pm when it is quieter. One of the better Piazzas in Pisa with an interesting history

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visit it after 6.00 pm when it is quieter. One of the better Piazzas in Pisa with an interesting history

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It is very busy, lots of little shops. Nothing really outstanding after Rome, but still a good place to stop for drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Really you must do Pisa on foot. Everywhere there are delightful little things to see - quaint balconies, huge doorways and in this square some gorgeous architecture and decorated plaster walls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We walked through this Piazza several times on our recent visit to Pisa because it is such a peaceful and beautiful place to stroll. The architecture of the various buildings lining the Piazza is wonderful and one can soak up the atmosphere of one of Pisa's finest squares outside of the Duomo. It is especially lovely in the early morning... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

You'll most likely walk through this plaza on the way to seeing the leaning tower and the Duomo. It is a nice place though a bit austere without trees, greenery or any protection from the sun or the elements. Buildings are fairly standard Italian townhouses other than the splendid Palazzo della Carovana with its frescoed facade and Palazzo dell'Orologio which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The buildings in this square are well worth a look. The decoration of the Palazzo Dei Cavalieri is astonishing. We couldn't get into the Santo Stefano church but loved the Rough Guide description of Stefano as a licensed pirate

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We walked through here at night on our way back to our hotel from the leaning tower and found it to be a lovely area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Piazza dei cavalieri (Square of Knights ) is an important square because it was the political centre of the past! It is a beautiful place that around the square are narrows with lots of little restaurants and cafés! Walk through this Piazza, worth it!

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Lárisa, Larisa, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Lands between Scuola Superiore, academic library and other interesting buildings. On Sunday there is a flea Market with handcraft, secondhand Clothing and other intersting stuff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The first glimpse I had of what the old city really means. The square has an odd shape, there are cars going in impredictible directions and there are no special roadways, but the pedestrians are quite safe. The buildings around the square are interesting, particularly Santo Stefano church, the one with the clock and Scuola Normale, that has plenty of... More 

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