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Piazza dei Cavalieri

Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 51 attractions in Pisa
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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,... more » 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. « less
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stumbled upon this unexpectedly. The decorations on the buildings were unbelievable. Carved busts festooned the front of the building. The only negative and as this is Italy it's part and parcel of the country ~ you do need to keep a eye open for the traffic that drives across the Piazza & weave around the pedestrians

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I would love to have studied in such a place as Pisa! The place is beautiful. Sad to hear about what happened across the square though in 1288, when the Mayor of the time fell into disgrace and he, his sons and grandsons were all walled up and completely wiped out!

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West yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After wandering through the narrow and busy streets of the old town, you turn a corner and enter a surprisingly large open space.It is typical of a lot of the large piazzas throughout Europe but nevertheless is enticingly pleasant flanked by beautiful old buildings. Worth a visit on the way to or way back from Piazza del Duomo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

What we liked most was that we unexpectedly arrived here whilst wandering about, to find the Italian Lambretta rally assembling in the square. it was fascinating to see so many variations of this marvelous machine.

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

It's a few minutes walk from the Leaning Tower. Not sure how many people make the effort, but it's a really pleasant Piazza with some interesting buildings. I don't think you can go inside but they are worth taking a few photo's of. It's worth a few minutes of your time.

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dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

nice Piazza worth a view but spoilt by scaffolding. a nice place to relax but no seating Architecture interesting

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The buildings are amazing. Loved the old school and the church. At night it is so quiet and cosy to walk around it, you can walk from there to the leaning tower. Absolutely recommended

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Certainly worth a visit. The main building (Scuola Normale) has scaffolds and is being restored, but the Piazza is charming.

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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

do visit this odd-shaped square.All buildings are impressive and rich of history. Try to sneak in the Scuola Normale!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Thought to be the original site of the Roman Forum, served as the central civic square of Medieval Pisa before being remodeled by Vasari as the headquarters of the Knights of St Stephen.

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