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Castle Visconteo of Pavia

Where
Viale XI Febbraio, 35, Pavia
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The first stop on our journey through time takes us to a park in the heart of the city, Park Visconteo, where we find ourselves in a place that contains the first traces of the Longobard people: Castle Visconteo. 

Originally a court residence, then a military barracks, and now a cultural venue, today Castle Visconteo hosts Pavia's Civic Museums, containing rooms divided by historical period and temporary exhibitions.

It is within the walls of the castle that the first artefacts from the period can be found, located in the "Longobard Room" of the Archaeological Museum  (the permanent home of the exhibition on the Longobards).

They provide real evidence of the splendour attained by Pavia, the capital of the kingdom, such as goldsmith's work (represented by necklaces in pasta vitrea - a kind of opaque glass, as well as earrings in gold and silver), and an exhibition space dedicated to burial areas found in the area, which are of great historical interest. 

What we find are traces of a people who lived more than 15 centuries ago! Incredible, isn't it?

Take me here: Castle Visconteo of Pavia

Places

Visconti Castle

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
  • Art & Culture
Visconti Castle
17 mt

Archaeology museum and sala longobarda

  • Art & Culture
Archaeology Museum and Sala Longobarda
59 mt

Fraschini theatre

  • Art & Culture
Fraschini theatre
296 mt

Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro
361 mt

Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
400 mt

Basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
400 mt

University Library of Pavia

  • Art & Culture
Salone Teresiano
475 mt

Botanical gardens university of Pavia

  • Active & Green
Orto Botanico Università di Pavia, Giardini Pavia
695 mt

Museo Kosmos

An antique museum with a science collection of the highest value, collated for educational purposes by Lazzaro Spallanzani in 1771.
  • Art & Culture
Museo Kosmos
748 mt

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

  • Art & Culture
Sun King’s equestrian statue, Monuments Pavia
765 mt

Cathedral of Pavia

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

Basilica of San Michele Maggiore

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Michele Maggiore
913 mt

Basilica of San Teodoro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Teodoro
1.02 km

From Pavia to Abbiategrasso

  • Cycle Tourism
From Pavia to Abbiategrasso
1.07 km

Ponte Coperto Bridge

  • Art & Culture
Ponte Coperto Bridge
1.11 km

Pavia University Campus

An ancient and glorious history. Alessandro Volta, Ugo Foscolo, Carlo Rubbia sat on the professorships of the University of Pavia
  • Art & Culture
Pavia University Campus
1.34 km

Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia

San Salvatore was an ancient and powerful monastery of Pavia
  • Art & Culture
Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia
1.57 km

Sant'Alessio con Vialone

  • Active & Green
Castello di San'Alessio con Vialone
6.3 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
7.54 km

Oratory of San Giacomo Of Cerreta - Belgioioso

  • Art & Culture
affreschi
10.89 km

Where to sleep

VISTA SUL NAVIGLIO

Pavia
VISTA SUL NAVIGLIO
598 mt

GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES

Pavia
GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES
662 mt

ARNABOLDI PALACE

Pavia
ARNABOLDI PALACE
703 mt

CASA ANNA

Pavia
CASA ANNA
711 mt

GAFFURIO 5

Pavia
GAFFURIO 5
712 mt

GAFFURIO 2

Pavia
GAFFURIO 2
712 mt

30CAVOUR LUXURY SUITES NETTUNO

Pavia
30CAVOUR LUXURY SUITES NETTUNO
783 mt

LIVING RENT SRL - SIRO COMI

Pavia
LIVING RENT SRL - SIRO COMI
794 mt

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE
830 mt

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO
848 mt

VILLA GLORI DI LIVING RENT SRL

Pavia
VILLA GLORI DI LIVING RENT SRL
849 mt

CASA VACANZA CORSO GARIBALDI 15

Pavia
CASA VACANZA CORSO GARIBALDI 15
883 mt

VACCARI APARTMENT

Pavia
VACCARI APARTMENT
907 mt

CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA

Pavia
CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA
914 mt

32 BNB CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA

Pavia
32 BNB CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA
914 mt

LIVING RENT SRL - LOMBROSO

Pavia
LIVING RENT SRL - LOMBROSO
976 mt

LAB3

Pavia
LAB3
996 mt

AURORA

Pavia
AURORA
1.02 km

DELLA STAZIONE DI LORENZO MARIA FRIGE' AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

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

BILAB APARTMENTS

Pavia
BILAB APARTMENTS
1.06 km