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Palazzo dei Cavalieri (Pisa, Italy)

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A palace named after the Knights of St Stephen in Pisa, Italy.

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      26.12.2008 01:00
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      A nice place to go

      Palazzio dei Cavalieri translated into English as Knight's Sqare is a beautiful square in Pisa, one which had great importance during the medieval times and even today is the 2nd square in the city. When I visited it, I thought it was quite quiet, neither too far from Borgo Stretto or The Leaning Tower of Pisa, it is not located in a straight line from it but it is more or less in between the two. Several majestic looking buildings, all with rather different shapes and designs look at you from different angles of this wonderful cobbled square. The buildings have been built in a renaissance style and I think that my favourite is the Palazzo dell'Orollogio because I'm quite partial to an arch and it has a particularly small one, just large enough to fit a small car through! Today the buildings are mostly used as university buildings, so unless you are a student there is very little to go and see inside but this square is rather an impressing sight. The name derives from the headquarters of the knights of St.Stephen being based in the Palazzo della Carovana, the building that stands out the most with its intricate grey and white design with a knight on a horse statue in front of it. Definitely worth popping along to!

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    A palace named after the Knights of St Stephen in Pisa, Italy.