Palazzo della Canonica, The Canons’ Palace

Palazzo della Canonica (M. Del Rosso, Comune di Pisa)
Palazzo della Canonica (M. Del Rosso, Comune di Pisa)

In 1567 Cosimo I donated the medieval buildings standing between via Ulisse Dini and via S. Frediano to provide quarters for the Knight-priests, an important and influential division of the Order of Knights of St. Stephen.
Giorgio Vasari was charged with designing the new construction and David Fortini with building it. Their aim was to combine the buildings into a single construction with an attractive well-balanced exterior, similar in appearance to the others on the square,.
The lay-out was modeled on a monastery: a two-tiered porch in the rear of the building led to dozens of independent quartieri (quarters), each occupying three floors, with a staircase. Work on the Canonica lasted over forty years, because most of the funds were taken up with building the Church.
The long façade closely resembles that of Palazzo della Carovana: three rows of windows define the space; the variety of surrounds masks the differences among the medieval buildings joined together to make the new one.
Between 1604 and 1607 the accommodation above the house known as palla a corda was built; the rooms were renovated between 1690 and 1692 and further alterations were made in mid 19th century.

Last update: 19/10/2020
RINASCENTE
90m
Via del Castelletto, 28
Recapito 050 580460
CUORE DI PISA
130m
Piazza San Frediano
Recapito 050 577521
BeB BORGO LARGO 51
150m
Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 51 - Pisa
Recapito 050 578432
CASA ARUNA
150m
Via Santa Apollonia, 7
Recapito 333 4629065
LA SOSTA DEI CAVALIERI
40m
Via San Frediano, 3
Recapito 050 9912410
RISTORANTE OSTERIA DEI CAVALIERI
50m
Via S. Frediano, 16
Recapito 050 581259,050 580858
LA TOSCANA
80m
Via San Frediano, 10
Recapito 050 969052
PIZZERIA LA TANA
90m
V. S. Frediano, 6
Recapito 050 580540
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11-10-2014
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Piazza dei Cavalieri
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