Palazzo dei Cavalieri, Pisa

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    Palazzo dei Cavalieri

    by TooTallFinn24 Written Jun 5, 2013

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    Coming back from the Pisa Cathedral we stumbled upon the beautiful Knights Square area. While there are at least seven buildings in the square, the Palazzo dei Cavalieri was the one that caught my eye. It was the fascinating detail on the front façade that I found so fascinating.

    The Palazzo dei Cavalleri was constructed in the mid 16th century. Its original use was to house the order of the Knights of St. Stephen. However in 1821 the building was taken over by the University and ever since has housed the Scoula Normale Superiore de Pisa.

    While we were there first there we didn't see many students. Perhaps the facility is only used during the day. We tried to open the main door of the building but it was locked. I do not believe tours of the building are open to the public

    Please get up close and take a look at the designs on the façade. They are beautiful and unique.

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