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  • 1 Certosa di Pavia (Carthusian Monastery) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Via Del Monumento 4 I - 27100 Pavia

    The façade of this monastery, founded in 1396 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, is sober and elegant in design, but covered in sculptures, the work of the Mantagazza brothers and Amadeo, and is quite splendid! Inside, as well as the tomb of the founder, don..

  • 2 Church of St Michael Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza San-Michele I - 27100 Pavia

    This attractive Romanesque church has a superb facade in pale sandstone, which is remarkable for the balance of its sculpted adornments. Inside are some interesting architectural elements especially a 15C fresco in the apse.

  • 3 Castello Visconteo Interesting

    Museums and art

    Viale XI Febbraio 35 I - 27100 Pavia

    An impressive brick construction, this castle was built by Galeazzo Visconti between 1360 and 1365. Originally a vast square plan, only the north wing survives. The huge inner courtyard has arcades and a loggia with twinned bays. The castle is home t..

  • 4 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piazza del Duomo I - 27100 Pavia

    The huge Cathedral of Pavia is topped by one of the largest domes in Italy. Its construction began in 1488 and the inhabitants of Pavia will assure you without joking that Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci aided in the design of the plans. The adjacent ..

  • 5 Municipal Collections Interesting

    Museums and art

    Via XI Febraio I - 27100 Pavia

    In the Castello Visconteo, these collections are rich in archaeological objects, but primarily in paintings: the art gallery has several masterpieces, including a fine altarpiece by Vincenzo Foppa, a painter from Brescia, a Virgin and Child by Bellin..

  • 6 Church of St Peter in the Golden Sky Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piazza San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro I - 27100 Pavia

    A rich doorway is characteristic of this Romanesque Lombard style church consecrated in 1132. In the chancel lies St Augustine (354-430), in a tomb by the maestri campionesi, those workers from the Lugano region and the Lombardy Lakes who played such..

  • 7 Communal Palace (Broletto)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Vittoria I - 27100 Pavia

    This communal palace from the 12C has an interesting view over the chevet of the cathedral.

  • 8 St Lanfranc's church

    Religious buildings

    Via S. - Lanfranco Beccari 4 I - 27100 Pavia

    In those days geographic mobility were not just vain words: Lanfranc was born in Pavia, and died as Archbishop of Canterbury in 1098. Although he was buried in Kent, his memory is honoured in birthplace by a cenotaph from the end of the 15C, created ..

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