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Piazza dei Cavalieri

Pisa, Italy
+39 389 248 8194
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This piazza doesn't have a lot going on as far as socializing, eating or shopping, but it is interesting historically. It was once the political center of Pisa and home to the Knights of the 1500's. It does have some really cool buildings.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet square in the midst of Pisa. The impressive building named Palazzo della Carovana was during the 16th century the headquarters of the guards (or knights) of pope Stephen. The statue in front of the building is of the Grand Duke of Toscane named Cosimo_I_de...More

Thank Ondertoon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But compared with the buildings it's intrusion was insignificant, with all the space clear the Piazza must be spectacular.

Thank Neil J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely square. Virtually no one there, so I'm sure that it is frequently overlooked. Would suggest including on a walk around the old town.

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel was just off the piazza so this was our point of reference in the labyrinth of Old Pisa. A very quiet yet beautiful area off the beaten path in Pisa. It was hot at the time we visited 35°c plus but much hotter...More

Thank easy2pleez
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wander around the Piazza dei Cavalieri, viewing the lovely and quite varied buildings, which provide a good contrast to the very beautiful Piazza dei Miracles. We were surprised to find how quiet and peaceful it was, with no cafes or restaurants in...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

so calm and authentic Italian-Tuscany piazza - great architecture and very ancient fountain with a lion sculpture in the centre

Thank Iryna V
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A living, working part of the city that is also beautiful and atmospheric. Wish I'd gone to the Scuola Normale University ... not a bad spot.

Thank The_Northcotts
Reviewed 24 July 2017

set in a large square - this building is quite a surprise when you approach it from one of the arches into the square. lovely photo shots.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Lovely buildings but not much else, l was disappointed, took some quick photos and moved on, l would not put it on my list of top 10 places to visit in Pisa

Thank Terry C
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