Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, Pisa

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  • right in the center of the city, the simple and clean facade of the Church of S. Stefano, welcomes you and gives you the possibility of a quite, silent rest. If you are lucky you may find the door...  more »
  • This is another fine example of a beautiful church on this square. The surprise is the bell tower around the rear.  more »
  • I wasn't sure what I was taking a picture of, at the time, but I'm glad I did. It's gorgeous at sunset and we just happened to walk by at the right time!  more »
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  • Construction began on 17 April 1565 in order to build a church for the Order of Knights of St Stephan, founded by the Grand Duke Cosimo de' Medici to fight Saracen piracy in the Mediterranean. The project with designs and oversight by Giorgio Vasari and David Fortiniwas to build a church on the site of an older church called San Sebastiano alle Fabbriche Maggiori, which dated at least to 1074. The new church on the site was consecrated by 21 December 1569. The facade, in white marble was designed by Don Giovanni de' Medici, illegitimate son of Cosimo I, with the help of Alessandro Pieroni; their designs were chosen over Vasari’s original plan. An inscription commemorates completion during the reign of Ferdinando I de' Medici. The bell-tower, also designed by Vasari, was completed by 1572 by Giovanni Fancelli. The main altar designs were by Pier Francesco Silvani. Many alterations and additions were proposed and made over the next two centuries, including plans by Gherardo Mechini, Paolo Guidotti, Ranieri Gherardi, Torpè Donati, Alessandro Gherardesca, Florido Galli, Niccolò Matas, and Pasquale Poccianti. The final reconstruction in 1859, completed after the suppression of the order, creates the clearer interior systematization of columns we see today.
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  • The church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri is a place that visitors to Pisa often forget to visit, also because unfortunately it is not always open. Inside, besides the beautiful paintings commemorating the military actions of the Knights of St. Stephen, it is possible to find something unique in the world: The flags won by the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto.
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  • Very nice little church located in the heart of the city of Pisa. In the place of the riders. It is very well maintained and worth a visit.
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  • A beautiful church with a stunning ceiling. I highly recommend a visit. Many greetings from the flu-goer
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