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A city of Miracoli
Unlike Florence, which is highly commercialized, Pisa is serene and laid-back. Known all over the world for its leaning tower (Torre pendente) and the Campo dei Miracoli, Pisa is however the least known of the Italian cities. A Rennaisance city, that was once a wealthy seaport, welcomes today tourists from all over the world with its Pisan-Romanesque style churches, the Campo Santo (the most beautiful cemetery in the world), trattorias, boutiques and an atmosphere of cultured bohemia.
Piazza dei Cavalieri
The political centre in medieval Pisa
Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights’ Square) is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Pisa, however not as popular as Piazza dei Miracoli, home of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. However, Piazza dei Cavalieri is still an important part of the city, being a center of education.
Here stands the Scuola Normale di Pisa, a school founded in 1810 as a branch of the École Normale Supérieure of Paris. Today, the school belongs to the Pisa University System. Other attractions in Piazza dei Cavalieri include Palazzo dell'Orologio, and Chiesa di Santo Stefano.
Piazza dei Cavalieri, Pisa