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Palazzo dei Cavalieri, with its proportions and beauty, dominates whole the square with a noble architectonic structures of the 16th and 17th centuries. Originaly it was called Elders' Palace, but when Pisa fell under the Medici, Cosimo I commissioned Vasari to transformed it. By order of Cosimo I the palace became the seat of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen founded by him to defend and protect the Tyrrhenian coast from the Muslim raids.
The simple facade is animated by elegant graffito decorations and ogival niches containing busts of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. During the Napoleon era, in 1810 the palace was transformed into the college. Today it houses Scuola Normale Superiore.
Address: Piazza dei Cavalieri
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