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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a 5-6 minute walk from the Leaning Tower, this lovely, quiet Piazza is historical. Once a political center, it became headquarters of the Order of the Knights of St Stephen, and now an educational center for the university.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MargieD300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square is a marvelous architectural beauty. We just moved around for a while to spend a little time while going to eagerly see the leaning Pisa. We shall explore more next time. Amolak Rattan Kohli Former Governor of Mizoram

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn’t stop here it’s worth passing to the leaning tower on your visit and lovely to view. Certainly enjoyed it momentarily

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the old town square but with new main square there is not much going on here. You must see just to appreciate the architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark J
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Churches and municipal buildings are built around the square. A place to immerse the Italian culture and history in Pisa.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This large square is referenced as a must see in Pisa and while fairly impressive ultimately disappoints. The square has a couple of interesting buildings and the church is worth a visit, but there is nothing happening here, no cafés or restaurants - it's just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Con53
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The huge square, Piazza dei Cavalieri, was formed in the 16th century as the result of a vast urban redevelopment work ordered by Cosimo I and designed by Giorgio Vasari. There are several splendid buildings around the square that were built during the 16th century...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Stumbled across it by accident - Away from the hustle and bustle. Some nice cafes and bars close by.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Talked about but nothing much to Do at the Knights square and therefore one can simply skip the place

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Swatiib
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The square itself is big, and really nice. The place is dominated by the main building of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa University's building. Around it, there are other buildings which belong to universities too, and one church, which is almost always closed. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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