• Art & Culture

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
  • Tourism Accessible
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 Pavia

L’Orto Botanico fu fondato alla fine del Settecento
  • Parks
Orto Botanico
663 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

Where to sleep

LA ROTONDA

Pavia
LA ROTONDA
224 mt

LAB42

Pavia
LAB42
482 mt

CASA VACANZE TASSO 47

Pavia
CASA VACANZE TASSO 47
523 mt

ATTENTI AL LUPO!

Pavia
ATTENTI AL LUPO!
532 mt

CIVICO 1 APARTMENT

Pavia
CIVICO 1 APARTMENT
582 mt

CIVICO 1 DI MF ROOMS

Pavia
CIVICO 1 DI MF ROOMS
582 mt

VISTA SUL NAVIGLIO

Pavia
VISTA SUL NAVIGLIO
598 mt

NAVIGLIETTO DI MF ROOMS DI ORLANDO FORTUNATO

Pavia
NAVIGLIETTO DI MF ROOMS DI ORLANDO FORTUNATO
598 mt

FERRINI APARTAMENT DI MF ROOMS DI ORLANDO FORTUNATO

Pavia
FERRINI APARTAMENT DI MF ROOMS DI ORLANDO FORTUNATO
608 mt

CASA MAURIZIO

Pavia
CASA MAURIZIO
611 mt

MI CASA TU CASA

Pavia
MI CASA TU CASA
622 mt

GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES

Pavia
GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES
662 mt

GALLERIA ARNABOLDI STUDIO

Pavia
GALLERIA ARNABOLDI STUDIO
662 mt

RESIDENZIALE IL NAVIGLIO

Pavia
RESIDENZIALE IL NAVIGLIO
669 mt

AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN MATTEO DI MILISENDA C.

Pavia
AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA SAN MATTEO DI MILISENDA C.
681 mt

CAVOUR 14 DI LIVING RENT SRL

Pavia
CAVOUR 14 DI LIVING RENT SRL
682 mt

ARNABOLDI PALACE

Pavia
ARNABOLDI PALACE
703 mt

CASA ANNA

Pavia
CASA ANNA
711 mt

GAFFURIO 4

Pavia
GAFFURIO 4
712 mt

GAFFURIO 1

Pavia
GAFFURIO 1
712 mt