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Piazza dei Cavalieri

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Address: Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: 393892488194
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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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Such a nice piazza!!

I always enjoyed this piazza, with its very particular shape. The palaces with the angles are really lovely, in the local tradition. Give an eye on the place, please, it deserves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Dijon, France
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Dijon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always enjoyed this piazza, with its very particular shape. The palaces with the angles are really lovely, in the local tradition. Give an eye on the place, please, it deserves it

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Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth reading up on the history to appreciate this very pretty square with stunning buildings. Lovely photo opportunities and nice walk through to the tower.

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Thank debsywalker
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just wandering down the little lanes in Pisa when they open out into this big square with impressive tall buildings on all sides, and a Medici statue. An unexpected find. Just across the square is the bridge into the rest of the old town.

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Thank Trevor M
Leicester England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The piazza is a beautiful sight. So much space, never feels crowded. The buildings are all different but compliment each other.

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Thank Gnomemother
Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pisa actually hasn't got much to offer other than the field of Miracles so this Piazza is just one of those places you wander through trying to find something more interesting to look at. It has some interesting buildings, but nothing to get excited about

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Girona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Away from the chaos surrounding the Tower, Duomo & Baptistry is this beautiful square which is a haven of peace. The buildings are stunning, Here was & is the centre of learning in Pisa (just behind are the more modern university buildings). A lovely place to enjoy the beauty of this city which suffers from excessive tourism these days.

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Thank FranceSally
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Piazza as part of a group tour. We left the usual throng of people and took walk into the town itself which is much quieter and sadly less popular. The piazza contains several important buildings one of which was the headquarters of the Knights Templar.

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Thank Sea_Vixen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really quiet square, with big buildings which was in the Middle Ages the politic centre of Pisa. Take quick walk through the alleys @ all sites for a nice drink or Italian snack

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Thank Dirk v
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A piazza not to miss while staying in Pisa. Close to Piazza dei Miracoli, it has impressive buildings, one of them would be by far Scuola Superiore di Pisa. The reason why we partially disliked it was related to the cars that were allowed to pass in a piazza which I would normally see as being pedestrial. This happens quite... More 

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Thank Miriana P
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Field of Miracles we wandered through this architectural gem on our way back to the station. We were not disappointed it is an oasis of calm after the bustle of area around the tower. The square is a thoroughfare for students on their way to lectures. When admiring the buildings watch out for bicycles. The Palazzo dei... More 

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