Palazzo della Carovana - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Palazzo della Carovana
It is the Pisa’s second-largest square is one of the city’s most notable works of architecture. The palace is a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Today, the building remains a center for education, but of a very different kind. Since the mid-19th century, the palace has been the premises of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, one of the most highly regarded universities in Italy. Designed by the famous Giorgio Vasari and built between 1562 and 1564.
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Piazza dei Cavalieri
0.05km from Palazzo della Carovana
Piazza Dei Cavalieri, is an important landmark in Italy, being one of the squares of Pisa. A political center in medieval times, the place holds significance due to the fact that it used to be the headquarters of the Order of the Knights. The Knights of St. Stephen built this society in the middle of the 16th century. Now it is a centre of education, being the main house of the Scuola Normale di Pisa, a higher learning institution part of the University.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
0.47km from Palazzo della Carovana
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most remarkable architectural structures from medieval Europe. It is one of the four buildings that make up the cathedral complex in Pisa, Italy, called Campo dei Miracoli or Piazza dei Miracoli, which means Field of Miracles. The height of the tower is 55.86 meters from the ground on the low side and 56.67 meters on the high side. It was one of the notable architectural wonders in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists here.
Cattedrale di Pisa
0.54km from Palazzo della Carovana
The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, in the center of the Piazza del Duomo, also known as Piazza dei Miracoli, is the medieval cathedral of Pisa as well as the primatial church. A masterpiece of the Romanesque, in particular of the Pisan Romanesque, it represents the tangible testimony of the prestige and wealth achieved by the maritime republic of Pisa at the moment of its apogee. The church was erected outside Pisa's early medieval walls, to show that Pisa had no fear of being attacked.
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
0.59km from Palazzo della Carovana
The Church of Santa Maria Della Spina, located on Arno riverbank in Pisa like a little gem, is an extraordinary example of Pisan Gothic and was originally an oratory built-in 1230. The name of Della Spina derives from the presence of a thorn, putatively part of the crown of thorns placed on Christ during his Passion and Crucifixion. The church no longer houses the “thorn”. The “thorn” is now in the Chiesa di Santa Chiara, which is on show inside and can be found on Via Roma.
Parco Naturale Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli
4.92km from Palazzo della Carovana
The natural park of Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli is a protected natural area established with LR Toscana n. 61 of 13 December 1979. The territory of the park extends along the coastal strip of the provinces of Pisa and Lucca including the municipalities of Pisa , Viareggio , San Giuliano Terme , Vecchiano , Massarosa . It also includes Lake Massaciuccoli , the mouths of the Serchio , Arno and Fiume Morto rivers , the former presidential estate of San Rossore,
Lago di Massaciuccoli
13.59km from Palazzo della Carovana
The Lake Massaciuccoli in the province of Lucca, with the southern part belonging to the province of Pisa, near the ' same name fraction of Massarosa in the province of Lucca is a coastal lake in Tuscany. The lake and the marshy area around it are part of the Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli Natural Park, and a LIPU oasis, given the numerous species of birds present.
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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.