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Piazza dei Cavalieri

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Address: Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: 393892488194

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Efaki E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Terry L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the must see piazza in Pisa and the buildings are well worth seeing. Shame the market that sets up here is full of tat rather than crafts or local delicacies.

Thank Bartridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful open place to walk through and found this by mistake as we were on our way to dinner. After seeing The Leaning Tower of Pisa to walk through this was a real treat.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Well worth the stroll away from the tower, and into Pisa. You pretty soon come to Piazza dei Cavalieri. Beautiful decorated buildings in the Piazza. Continue along into the Pisa.

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