The attractions that make
our city unique.
Pavia is a city on a ‘human scale’, more ‘human’ than you think: from the Hotel Moderno in Piazza della Minerva it takes two minutes. A center that can be crossed, from north to south and from west to east,
in about twenty minutes, to go from Piazza Castello to the intersection of Cardo and Decumano takes just 5 minutes. The advantage of moving on foot compared to using the car is clear.
From the Visconteo Castle, home of the prestigious Civic Museums with exhibitions of national and international appeal, to San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro, basilica where the remains of Sant’Agostino are kept, from the University to Piazza della Vittoria, from the Broletto the Duomo and San Michele al Ponte Coperto is just a panorama of the many points of interest to see in the city.
But Pavia is a city that must be lived, not just visited. The best way to do this is to stroll through its streets and squares to discover the unexpected secret corners that surprise tourists. The visitor interested in history and culture, art and architecture, as well as lovers of nature, shopping, clubs and entertainment events, find a privileged destination in this city.

In Pavia, culture is easily combined with nature. Because artistic treasures are certainly not lacking, but in the city itself we can enchant ourselves by immersing ourselves in the greenery of the Botanical Garden, which represents an important cultural heritage, not only local. Established in 1773, first in support of the teaching and study of botany in the medical field, later turned to research and teaching in the field of natural sciences.

In its immediate surroundings, for those who have never been in the area we recommend a visit to the Certosa di Pavia, one of the most distinguished monuments of our plain, splendid in its perfection and in its isolation: beautiful to see it appear in the middle of the fields and rice fields. Wanted by Gian Galeazzo Visconti in 1396, it was completed in the sixteenth century and then remodeled in the eighteenth century: therefore many styles and works are preserved, among which the funeral monument of Beatrice d’Este and Ludovico il Moro stands out, sculpted in 1497.

Pavia twenty minutes
from the south of Milan.
If you are in Pavia and you are lucky because a concert by your favorite singer is scheduled at
the Assago Forum, be sure that you will be there in twenty minutes by car.
 From Pavia to go to Milan from State Road 35, you will find the Naviglio Grande, a navigable canal, a ditch of surprising beauty and breadth that surrounds this city, which was born taking water from Ticino near the hamlet of Lonate Pozzolo called Tornavento and ends in the Darsena di Porta Ticinese.
We too have wandered through these joyful and strong streets of the redundant canal, full of music and joy, dark, in the evening looking for the neighboring streets and the lonely places without saying anything. Without doing anything … (Alda Merini)

From Porta Ticinese you can enter the heart of the great and multifaceted Milan. The visitor interested in art, architecture, history and culture, as well as fans of shopping, fashion, clubs and fashion events, find in this city an exceptional destination. Milan is considered the city of fashion and shopping in the world, the most important center of commerce and fashion in Italy. The city hosts numerous jewelers, design and furnishing boutiques, and many ateliers of the most important brands in the so-called “Golden Quadrilateral of Fashion“.

For lovers of meditation, silence and nature a stone’s throw from Milan South,, the Monastery of S. Maria di Chiaravalle, founded in 1135 in an originally marshy and uncultivated area a few kilometers south of the walls of Milan, is worth a visit. precisely from the Porta Romana area.


Viale Vittorio Emanuele II, 41
27100 Pavia – Italy

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