Places of interest

Stables of the Visconti Castle
Castle

Stables of the Visconti Castle

Viale XI Febbraio 35, Pavia

The space of Stables is settled in the princely palace commissioned by Galeazzo Visconti in the later 14thácentury for Pavia, only 20 minutes far from Milano.

Civic Museums
Museum

Civic Museums

Viale XI Febbraio 35, Pavia

They are the pride of the city of Pavia.

they are within the Visconti Castle and hold some permanent collections.

Borromeo College
College

Borromeo College

Piazza del Collegio Borromeo, Pavia

This College, founded by St. Charles in 1561, is one of the most beautiful mannerist mansions in Lombardy.

Botanical Gardens
Palace

Botanical Gardens

Via Sant'Epifanio 14, Pavia

They are situated in an ancient area where the convent of Sant’Epifanio once stood and whose cloister is still visible.

Broletto (the ancient town hall)
Palace

Broletto (the ancient town hall)

Piazza Vittoria, Pavia

The “Broletto” was the historical seat of the city meetings from the 11th century to the 16th century.

Carthusian Monastery
Church

Carthusian Monastery

Via del Monumento, Certosa di Pavia

It is seven km to the north of Pavia. Gian Galeazzo Visconti wanted a magnificent complex to be constructed at the park boundary.

Cathedral
Church

Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, Pavia

Since 1488 the inhabitants of Pavia wanted a Renaissance cathedral to be rebuilt to replace the ancient Romanesque cathedral of St. Stefano and S.ta Maria del Popolo.

Covered Bridge
Bridge

Covered Bridge

Ponte Coperto, Pavia

In the middle of the 14th century the bridge was reconstructed to replace the ancient Roman bridge, whose piers are still visible.

Fraschini Theatre
Theatre

Fraschini Theatre

Corso Strada Nuova 136, Pavia

Four representatives of the town nobility wanted the first public theatre to be built. The project, carried out between 1771 and 1773, was assigned to one of the greatest stage designing architect of the time, Antonio Galli Bibiena.

Ghislieri College
College

Ghislieri College

Piazza Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia

It was founded by Pope Pius V in 1507 on Tibaldi’s project: an extremely austere three-floor building on a square plan.

Medieval towers
Tower

Medieval towers

Today these are just five of a hundred or perhaps more towers featuring the outline of the medieval town: three near the university and two in L. Porta street.

San Michele
Church

San Michele

Piazza S. Michele, Pavia

Masterpiece of the Romanesque architecture in Lombardy, this church has a majestic nave and two aisles, surmounted by the lantern and its façade is richly decorated with sculptures, bas reliefs and figures of animals, plant volute cornices and green shoots.

San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro
Church

San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

Piazza S. Pietro in Ciel D'Oro, Pavia

The Romanesque Church, refurbished in the 12th century, is well-known all over Europe for Saint Augustine’s remains, which in the 8th century were transfered here from Sardinia in obedience to the Lombard King Liutprando’s will.

San Teodoro
Church

San Teodoro

Piazza S. Teodoro, Pavia

This church with its redbrick fašade is situated in the central medieval fishing quarter. Dedicated to one of the patrons of the town, the church houses several votive tokens.

Santa Maria in Betlem
Church

Santa Maria in Betlem

Via dei Mille, Pavia

This 12th century Romanesque church is situated in a town area, which was once an ancient quartier outside the town walls.

The Visconti Castle
Castle

The Visconti Castle

Piazza Castello, Pavia

Built by Galeazzo II Visconti as from 1360 the construction was achieved after only five years. It was a stately and refined court residence rather than a fortress.

University
Palace

University

Corso Strada Nuova 65, Pavia

The university, one of the oldest in Europe, was founded in 1361 by Galeazzo II Visconti, who set up courses in law, medicine and liberal arts.

Vittoria Square
Square

Vittoria Square

Piazza Vittoria, Pavia

It is the main town square, known as “Platea Magna”, large square, in ancient times, in contrast with the “Platea Parva”, small square, i.e. the Cathedral Square.