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Address: Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 389 248 8194
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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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Lovely square with a market

Amazing space which has historical buildings. There is a market that is there and it sells homeware, books, and clothing. In the grounds there are a University which I've been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing space which has historical buildings. There is a market that is there and it sells homeware, books, and clothing. In the grounds there are a University which I've been told It's an exclusive university and has 300 students. There is also a large church which only opens once a month, unfortunately we missed visiting whilst is was open. definitely... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly formed with lovely buildings. Worth walking through on a stroll around the old town. Atmospheric at night too.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A very interesting piazza on route between the Tower area and the main shopping street. Seems to a favourite place for musicians to play. A very attractive old building with a decorated facia is the main feature of the piazza. A nice spot to walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This piazza was breathtaking. The architecture was beautiful with buildings enclosing the unusual shaped piazza.

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Exton, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place if you like to see lots of students! The buildings are amazing, and the area is alive with positive energy!!!

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Bristol, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Piazza is normally translated as Square. But this isn't square. Not sure that Heptagon of the Knights trips off the tongue very well though. It's the odd shape it is because of all the roads which meet here. One for fans of architecture. Wander round and admire the buildings which line the piazza. Mostly Pisa University, I think. Oddly, given... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I enjoy this piazza by day..we did a lot of shooting...However, by night when we went back to our hotel many immigrants were there..They don't seem dangerous though they advised us to be careful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

spent a few minutes drinking this in........away from the bustling crowds any time of the day very close to the tower

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is a fantastic piazza in Pisa surrounded by wonderful architecture and statues - make sure you walk through here at least once, it's a beauty of a square!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The beautiful markings decorating the building on the north side of this piazza are called "sgraffito" - made by scratching a design into wet plaster. The result is stunning. The building was designed by Vasari as the headquarters of the Cavalieri - hence the name of the square. It is now a university building.

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