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SS35 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..
P.za an-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.
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..
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 ..
Museums and art
v. I 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..
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..
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.
v. . - Lanfranco 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 ..