Pavia The Essential
Interesting
The former capital of Lombard kings, not far from Milan and at the junction of the Tessin and Pô Rivers, Pavia is a busy trading town whose tall churches dominate a maze of narrow lanes lined by high red-brick edifices. It is definitely best discovered on foot. Its university is one of the oldest (11C) and most famous of Europe and continues to dispense wisdom to thousands of students. Pavia is also home to a Carthusian monastery (the Certosa) which is one of the largest Christian monuments in Italy.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Pavia
Church of St Michael
Church of St Michael
This attractive Romanesque church has a
30 minutes
Church of St Peter in the Golden Sky
Church of St Peter in the Golden Sky
A rich doorway is characteristic of this
15 minutes
Castello Visconteo - City museum of Pavia
Castello Visconteo - City museum of Pavia
An impressive brick construction, this
90 minutes
Pavia Cathedral
Pavia Cathedral
The huge cathedral of Pavia is topped by
30 minutes
Communal Palace (Broletto)
Communal Palace (Broletto)
This former communal palace from the 12C
15 minutes
St Lanfranc's church
St Lanfranc's church
In those days geographic mobility were
15 minutes