Pavia is a city in Lombardy, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe (founded in 1361) and many interesting churches. Pavia is also called the city of the hundred towers, the city of kings, (it was the capital of the Longobards), the city of wisdom, the city of the red bricks and it is surrounded by Oltrepo' Pavese, the so called "Tuscany of the northern Italy" with marvellous hills and wine yards scattered here and then across its landscape.

Get in

Pavia is less than 30min from Milan with a direct train.

Get around


Piazza della Vittoria
Towers at Piazza Leonardo da Vinci



Certosa di Pavia is a tiny village N of Pavia, but there is a great attraction there, the abbey and the museum of:

Certosa di Pavia

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