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Piazza dei Cavalieri

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Address: Pisa, Italy
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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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Enjoy the huge piazza the architecture is amazing. Friday and Saturday there was a flea market selling curios.Just of the piazza are bars and restaurants to be enjoyed.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoy the huge piazza the architecture is amazing. Friday and Saturday there was a flea market selling curios.Just of the piazza are bars and restaurants to be enjoyed.

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Rossendale
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The statue of Cosimo I de' Medici is grand but the the façade of the building is amazing. I had to climb the steps and wave.

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Bellflower
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing in the Knights’ Square is the "Palazzo della Carovana” the old political center in medieval Pisa, and home for the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen. There is a fountain, in front of sweeping staircases with a statue of Cosimo I de' Medici, the first Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen on a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this location quite by accident. The buildings around the square are architecturally stunning. Do walk over to the tunnel, the frescoes on the roof are extraordinary

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was going to Pisa tower, I saw this beautiful ancient piazza. I came to know this is a university now.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice architecture as is with the rest of Pisa. On the main route through from the tower down to cross over the river

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights Square) is an attractive space in the old part of Pisa surrounded by elegant Palazzos and other interesting old buildings. The main focus (and my favourite) is the Palazzo della Carovana which now houses the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (university), built in the mid 16th century and with sgraffiti on the facade.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2017

This piazza is absolutely massive. It would be lovely to have some pavement cafes around the perimeter there is certainly enough space to enhance this square! Beautiful buildings and architecture.

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Passing by this piazza I really loved it with its historic building. Very nice and gives a nice idea of ancient Pisa.

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting friends in Pisa. Loved this piazza. Great building from the 16 th century with beautiful art work on the once Medici building who governed the city and now the local university. Filled with life and yet has some peacefulness To it.

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