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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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Nice square

this place is a lot more quiet then the tower of Pisa. Nice buildings with lots of history! Worth a view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nick D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this place is a lot more quiet then the tower of Pisa. Nice buildings with lots of history! Worth a view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing guide in Pisa and she brought all these structures to life. If you know your history walking this piazza is like time travel in a cool way. I loved it!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed it, peaceful and visually outstanding, close to the main Tower and Duomo, a pleasant walk from there past some lovely places to eat - worth a detour.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This large piazza doesn't really have anything to do/see except look at the outside of some admittedly impressive buildings, including the University of Pisa and a church. It is also rather "exposed" so you can't even use it to take a break and cool off.

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Thank Gary290
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Piazza itself will give you a sense of history, pride and significance if you are a visitor, everyday, when you pass here going to main attractions of Pisa, you'll notice a different set-up and presentation for the day's program but still the sculptures around are always the yesterday, present and future witnesses of any unfolding events.

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Thank Jun J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited late in the evening, atmospheric by full moon. I am sure busier in day time but the tromp d'oeuil on the Palazzo was worth seeing!

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Thank Andrew C
Arad County, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After Piazza dei Miracoli this is the second place to visit in Pisa - from architectural and historical point of view. It is a nice and short stroll from Pisa Tower to this square. If visiting Pisa just do it. In vicinity there are some cheaper places to eat.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearby the Via Carducci/Oberdan this lovely quiet interlude. Surrounded by noteworthy buildings, statues and history. Worth the short detour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through this piazza countless times during our 7 night stay in Pisa both day and night and usually there were few people around and maybe the odd car. On one occasion, however, when we passed through it was being set up with tables and chairs for what we presumed to be a wedding. When we walked through again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth a stop on your way to the Duomo and Tower - watch out for traffic! fantastic details on the walls.

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