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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
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.
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
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
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
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