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photoblog image A visit to Pisa: scanned prints - 6

A visit to Pisa: scanned prints - 6

Palazzo Della Carovana, built in 1562–1564 by the architect Giorgio Vasari. Originally the headquarters of the knights of St. Stephen, it is now the main building of the Scuola Normale Superiore - not a secondary school, but a university level institution with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 

A visit to Pisa: scanned prints - 6

Palazzo Della Carovana, built in 1562–1564 by the architect Giorgio Vasari. Originally the headquarters of the knights of St. Stephen, it is now the main building of the Scuola Normale Superiore - not a secondary school, but a university level institution with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Aug 2020, 01:09
What an impressive facade on this building.
Tom Wilson: Fantastic, isn't it: I should have taken a close-up.
It looks very ornate!
Tom Wilson: Oh, it certainly is - this one gives a good impression of what it is like:
https://www.facebook.com/doctrinArchitecturae/posts/pisa-palazzo-della-carovana-o-dei-cavalieri-progettato-da-giorgio-vasari-1562-64/2511684215732710/
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2020, 04:31
A fine example of old architecture still in use Tom
Tom Wilson: I think the Italians would still be using the coliseum if it hadn't been ruined! In fact the coliseum in Nimes is still in use for concerts.
Joli bâtiment avec une façade bien décorée.
Tom Wilson: Very much so: https://www.facebook.com/doctrinArchitecturae/posts/pisa-palazzo-della-carovana-o-dei-cavalieri-progettato-da-giorgio-vasari-1562-64/2511684215732710/
Never got to see this, Tom, in my two visits to Pisa, so thanks for the education.
Tom Wilson: Next time, perhaps, Ginnie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2020, 06:23
A school for civil engineering students - they have to study the leaning tower smile The decorative graffiti on the exterior walls is special.
Tom Wilson: It certainly is: also used as a conference centre.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2020, 06:57
This turned out wonderful, Tom. I went back to the map of Pisa and did a streetview of this place, what a beautiful Plaza this is.
Tom Wilson: Yes - wonderful!
What a building!
Tom Wilson: Something special, eh?
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Aug 2020, 07:33
At first glance this building does not look too stable, but when I read who the architect was I was reassured.
Tom Wilson: Yes, Vasari knew what he was doing smile
It is a fine building, the art work on the wall is unusual.
Tom Wilson: Here's a close up of the decor: https://www.facebook.com/doctrinArchitecturae/posts/pisa-palazzo-della-carovana-o-dei-cavalieri-progettato-da-giorgio-vasari-1562-64/2511684215732710/
How good that it is still in use Tom. A fine building.
Tom Wilson: I think the Italians will keep any building going for as long as possible: the coliseum in Nimes is still used for concerts!

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