Palazzo dell'Orologio

The Palazzo dell'Orologio faces piazza dei Cavalieri. Archaeologists have discovered that this area was already inhabited by the Etruscans. The palazzo was created in the 17th century by linking two medieval buildings, when the square was re-styled, and underwent several other alterations up to the 20th century.In the early 14th century, the casa torre on the left was the Palazzo of the Capitano del Popolo and the one on the right, connected to it by an overhead bridge, was the Muda tower, so called because when the eagles, bred by Pisa as a symbol of its power, moulted (muda) they were kept here.The tower belonged to the Gualandi family.