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Knights' square
Piazza dei Cavalieri is the second largest square in Pisa in terms of importance and beauty. It owes its name to the headquarters of the Order of the Knights of Santo Stefano, called the Palazzo della Carovana, commissioned by Cosimo I de 'Medici, who entrusted the design of the square to the most famous architect of the time: Giorgio Vasari. The magnificent Palazzo della Carovana, decorated with allegorical figures and zodiac signs, today houses the Scuola Normale di Pisa, one of the most prestigious universities in Italy. On the square there are also Palazzo dell'Orologio (where once there was the Torre della Fame, where the famous Count Ugolino della Gherardesca died, mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy), the church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri (famous for the relics inside) and the Statue of Cosimo I.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17001 W: 130 N: 35114] (194317)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-17
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-21 0:29
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