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Piazza dei Cavalieri

Pisa, Italy
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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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Larisa, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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49 helpful votes 49 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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Manchester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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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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Pueblo, CO
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We walked into this Piazza unexpectedly but were pleasantly surprised! The first night there was a lot of activity with people enjoying themselves and the second night there was an orchestra that was phenomenal. The next day there was a beautiful wedding taking place. It was enjoyable to see and experience the local culture. It was a bit dirty, but... More

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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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