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Castello Visconteo Pavia

At the start of the 20th century, Visconti Castle(PV) was acquired by the local municipality and has since been home to the civic museums

Timbre Museo Here you can stamp
your passport
Where
Viale XI Febbraio, 35, Pavia
Contacts
+39 0382 399770
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Pavia Broletto
Via del Comune, 18
+39 0382 399790

Built in 1360 by Galeazzo Visconti, this castle was home to a refined and elegant court rather than being a rough military outpost, as testified by the remarkable internal loggia, the beautiful frescoes and the mullioned windows, to the point that during the 14th and 15th century the court became an important artistic hub.

The castle was originally surrounded by a park and game reserve that extended all the way to Certosa, and it was here that the battle of Pavia between the French army and the Holy Roman Empire army took place in 1525.

At the start of the 20th century the castle was acquired by the local municipality and has since been home to the civic museums, hosting many different art collections including: the Archaeological Museum and the Sala Longobarda; the Romanesque and Renaissance section; the Malaspina Art Gallery and an art gallery dedicated to the 17th and 18th centuries; the Quadreria dell’Ottocento; the Museum of the Risorgimento (now open to visitors under the Touring Club Italiano “Open for You” scheme).

Open: all year
Opening times: variable
Admission: charge


Opening hours

July, August, December and January: Tuesday to Sunday: 9.00 - 13.30
In the remaining months of the year: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 17.50
Closed on Monday.

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Places

Cathedral of Pavia

The most impressive church in Pavia to whose design Leonardo Da Vinci contributed
  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Pavia
0 mt

Following history’s trails. Who is the Sun King?

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Sun King’s equestrian statue, Monuments Pavia
426 mt

Fraschini theatre

  • Art & Culture
Fraschini theatre
439 mt

From Pavia to Abbiategrasso

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From Pavia to Abbiategrasso
508 mt

Ponte Coperto Bridge

  • Art & Culture
Ponte Coperto Bridge
551 mt

Archaeology museum and sala longobarda

  • Art & Culture
Archaeology Museum and Sala Longobarda
679 mt

Pavia University Campus

An ancient and glorious history. Alessandro Volta, Ugo Foscolo, Carlo Rubbia sat on the professorships of the University of Pavia
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Pavia University Campus
1.74 km

Sant'alessio Con Vialone

  • Art & Culture
Sant'alessio Con Vialone
6.71 km

Certosa di Pavia

The Certosa di Pavia, a monastery built by Gian Galeazzo Visconti as a family chapel, is connected to the castle by the Visconteo Park.
  • Religious Tourism
Certosa di Pavia
8.17 km

Belgioioso

Il Castello di Belgioso, sito nel borgo omonimo (PV), oggi è sede di numerosi festival che richiamano visitatori da tutta Italia.
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Belgioioso
12.52 km

Gropello Cairoli

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Gropello Cairoli
13.17 km

Activities

Private wine experience at Alessio Brandolini Winery in Oltrepò

  • Food & Wine
Private wine experience at Alessio Brandolini Winery in Oltrepò
425 mt

Where to sleep

GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES

Pavia
GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES
202 mt

MOOD VILLA GLORI

Pavia
MOOD VILLA GLORI
212 mt

MOOD SRL FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Pavia
MOOD SRL FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
220 mt

CAMERECAFFE'

Pavia
CAMERECAFFE'
283 mt

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE
433 mt

RESIDENCE PAVIA SNC DI SISTI GIAN ALBERTO E C.

Pavia
RESIDENCE PAVIA SNC DI SISTI GIAN ALBERTO E C.
536 mt

FONDAZIONE SANT'AGOSTINO - NUOVO COLLEGIO S. AGOSTINO

Pavia
FONDAZIONE SANT'AGOSTINO - NUOVO COLLEGIO S. AGOSTINO
696 mt

NAVIGLIETTO DI MF ROOMS SAS ORLANDO FORTUNATO

Pavia
NAVIGLIETTO DI MF ROOMS SAS ORLANDO FORTUNATO
730 mt

FERRINI APARTAMENT DI MF ROOMS SAS ORLANDO FORTUNATO

Pavia
FERRINI APARTAMENT DI MF ROOMS SAS ORLANDO FORTUNATO
820 mt

OSTELLO SANTA MARIA IN BETLEM

Pavia
OSTELLO SANTA MARIA IN BETLEM
977 mt

AURORA

Pavia
AURORA
1.01 km

AFFITTACAMERE MINERVA FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Pavia
AFFITTACAMERE MINERVA FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
1.01 km

DELLA STAZIONE DI LORENZO MARIA FRIGE' AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Pavia
DELLA STAZIONE DI LORENZO MARIA FRIGE' AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
1.04 km

MAURIZIO BARBARO FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Pavia
MAURIZIO BARBARO FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
1.04 km

MODERNO

Pavia
MODERNO
1.04 km

CIVICO 1 DI MF ROOMS

Pavia
CIVICO 1 DI MF ROOMS
1.06 km

BOFFINI ROSANNA

Pavia
BOFFINI ROSANNA
1.07 km

RESIDENZA I MILLE

Pavia
RESIDENZA I MILLE
1.07 km

ATTENTI AL LUPO!

Pavia
ATTENTI AL LUPO!
1.1 km

MI CASA TU CASA

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MI CASA TU CASA
1.12 km