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“University” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piazza dei Cavalieri

Piazza dei Cavalieri
Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #11 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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“University”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This square is small but a must see to appreciate the history and importance of Pisa. It's a university town then and now, with medieval graffiti and modern. Even in the pouring rain, we found this well worth the time to visit. Go to Pisa Centrale and the walk to the Piazza dei Miracoli taking in The home town of Galileo as you go. This square, 2nd largest in Pisa, was the forum during Roman Times.

Visited May 2012
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“nice but no more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice enough but undergoing restoration while I was there. Some of the buildings of the university need a bit of TLC to bring them up to scratch.

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Home of the University, and site of a famous riding school. The front of the University building has elaborate decoration (graffiti).

Visited September 2012
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“pretty location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This little Piazza, near to the tower was being updated, and as such had scaffold around some of the buildings. The architecture was amazing and inside the church was absolutely fabulous, a must see. No dislikes apart from the scaffold

Visited September 2012
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“Nice Buildings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Very nice buildings around the square. Especially love the Palazzo dei Cavalieri building. Very unique.Too bad the piazza is under construction when we're there.

Visited May 2012
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