Pavia and surroundings - Find out what the city offers

Once upon a time, Pavia was adorned by 100 towers with distinctive watches, today those of Piazza Leonardo da Vinci are the only ones that can be admired.

Pavia was the capital of the Lombard kingdom. From the Middle Ages Pavia is home to one of the oldest Italian universities. The city was fortified until 1872, when the ramparts were turned into avenues and public gardens; most of the walls, however, survived until 1901, when it was demolished to build the ring road.

Pavia is the capital of a fertile province devoted mainly to agriculture: viticulture, cultivation of rice and cereals. There are few industries; The main activities of the city are the University of Pavia which together with the Superior IUSS University School constitutes the so-called "university system bunting" and Policlinico San Matteo.

Near Pavia, stands the famous monument of the Certosa di Pavia, a juxtaposition of styles that finds balance in the beauty of the marble, paintings and decorations that Gian Galeazzo Visconti he commissioned in Pavia in 1396 calling the most famous architects and artists of ' era.

Recommended links from Pavia Ostello

We selected the links of some authoritative sites that will recommend the most interesting tourist routes of the city of Pavia and the Province.