Via Cavalca, the Campano and the Jew's house

Campano - Torre del Campano e altri edifici medievali (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Campano - Torre del Campano e altri edifici medievali (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Through narrow alleys (sometimes referred to as laberinti) we reach Via Cavalca, where we can see the remains of towers built exclusively in stone dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries. These are single-module structures, with a single tower, with pillars connected by monolithic architraves that close with ogival arches. The windows are small, arched or with a lintel. The brick infill is from a later period. At number 36 of Via Cavalca is the so-called house of the Jew, where a family of bankers resided in the 14th century. The building owes its name to the fact that, from 1406 and at least until 1570, it housed one of the Synagogues of Pisa.

The Campano tower, or of the Caciaioli, is a structure built for defensive purposes in the twelfth century, and later converted into a civil residence. In 1785, Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo I ordered a bell to be placed at the top of the tower: every day the bell marked the hours of the study day for the nearby Sapienza, the University of Pisa.

The red building, located on the corner between Via Cavalca and Vicolo del Tidi, features two large pointed arches, remains of the church of Santa Margherita, mentioned from the eighth century.
Last update: 31/03/2021
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