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Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

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Piazza S. Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, 2, Pavia

Near to Castle Visconteo, we find the second stop on our tour of the Longobard city of Pavia. The Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, built in the Longobard era, is one of the oldest churches in Pavia.

It was originally constructed in the Longobard style and then rebuilt in the Romanesque style. It stands on the site of an ancient temple and took its name from the golden vaults once present inside.

It was founded by the Longobard king Liutprando to house the relics of Saint August, which are still preserved in a casket under the Ark, a marble masterpiece in which scenes from the Saint's life are sculpted. 

But the history and uniqueness of this basilica became even more relevant after Dante: in his "Paradiso" (the third part of the Divine Comedy), he mentions the philosopher Severino Boezio, who died at the hands of king Teodorico and upon whose tomb this basilica was built. 

A history full of even more fascinating stories, which can be discovered as you walk through its walls.

Take me here: Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

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Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

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

Basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

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

Archaeology museum and sala longobarda

  • Art & Culture
Archaeology Museum and Sala Longobarda
312 mt

Fraschini theatre

  • Art & Culture
Fraschini theatre
330 mt

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
354 mt

Castle Visconteo of Pavia

  • Art & Culture
Castle Visconteo of Pavia
361 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
501 mt

University Library of Pavia

  • Art & Culture
Salone Teresiano
503 mt

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

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

Cathedral of Pavia

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

Basilica of San Teodoro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Teodoro
906 mt

Basilica of San Michele Maggiore

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Basilica of San Michele Maggiore
966 mt

Botanical gardens university of Pavia

  • Active & Green
Orto Botanico Università di Pavia, Giardini Pavia
977 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
1.02 km

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  • Cycle Tourism
From Pavia to Abbiategrasso
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Ponte Coperto Bridge

  • Art & Culture
Ponte Coperto Bridge
1.09 km

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Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia
1.24 km

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  • Active & Green
Castello di San'Alessio con Vialone
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  • Religious Tourism
Certosa di Pavia
7.45 km

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affreschi
11.23 km

Where to sleep

30CAVOUR LUXURY SUITES NETTUNO

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30CAVOUR LUXURY SUITES NETTUNO
585 mt

LIVING RENT SRL - LOMBROSO

Pavia
LIVING RENT SRL - LOMBROSO
662 mt

CASA ANNA

Pavia
CASA ANNA
680 mt

GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES

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684 mt

ARNABOLDI PALACE

Pavia
ARNABOLDI PALACE
713 mt

AURORA

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AURORA
715 mt

DELLA STAZIONE DI LORENZO MARIA FRIGE' AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Pavia
DELLA STAZIONE DI LORENZO MARIA FRIGE' AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
742 mt

GOLGI SUITE

Pavia
GOLGI SUITE
748 mt

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE
750 mt

PAVIA AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

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PAVIA AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA
759 mt

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO
764 mt

HOTEL EXCELSIOR

Pavia
HOTEL EXCELSIOR
805 mt

LIVING RENT SRL - SIRO COMI

Pavia
LIVING RENT SRL - SIRO COMI
830 mt

FLARER 21 DI LIVING RENT SRL

Pavia
FLARER 21 DI LIVING RENT SRL
887 mt

VACCARI APARTMENT

Pavia
VACCARI APARTMENT
922 mt

VILLA GLORI DI LIVING RENT SRL

Pavia
VILLA GLORI DI LIVING RENT SRL
937 mt

VISTA SUL NAVIGLIO

Pavia
VISTA SUL NAVIGLIO
953 mt

CASA VACANZA CORSO GARIBALDI 15

Pavia
CASA VACANZA CORSO GARIBALDI 15
969 mt

CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA

Pavia
CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA
1.05 km

32 BNB CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA

Pavia
32 BNB CAMERECAFFE' DI FUMAGALLI LORENZA
1.05 km