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    • Art & Culture

Cathedral of Pavia

The most impressive church in Pavia to whose design Leonardo Da Vinci contributed

Where
Pavia

The construction of the Cathedral of Pavia was an extremely long process, spanning out over four centuries.

Its history dates back to 1488, when its construction began; from this date onwards many people contributed to the design of the cathedral, including Leonardo Da Vinci who visited Pavia during the early stages of the cathedral's construction. The church was not fully completed until the 1930s, more than 400 years after the first stone was laid.

The plan of the Pavia Cathedral is a Greek cross, with three naves flanked by semi-circular chapels. The central nave is twice as wide as those on the side; it is about 30 metres high and divided by two galleries. The centredome has an octagonal plan and is the fourth largest in Italy (97 metres high with a span of 34 metres).

The remains of St. Siro are conserved in the crypt of the Pavia Cathedral, the first bishop and patron saint of the city of Pavia celebrated on 9 December. The church also contains many other relics and remains of saints and beati, and perhaps most importantly, a precious silver and crystal 17th-century reliquary with the Holy Thorns of the Crown of Christ.

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Places

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
  • Art & Culture
Castello Visconteo Pavia
0 mt

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

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

Fraschini theatre

  • Art & Culture
Fraschini theatre
439 mt

From Pavia to Abbiategrasso

  • Cycle Tourism
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
  • Art & Culture
Pavia University Campus
1.74 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

Events

Pavia-Sanremo in moto con Hat Series

Pavia
18/05/2018 - 20/05/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Pavia-Sanremo in moto con Hat Series
116 mt

Steve McCurry. Icons

Scuderie Castello Visconteo Viale XI Febbraio, 35 - Pavia
03/02/2018 - 03/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Steve McCurry. Icons
686 mt

Palio del Ticino

Pavia
09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Palio del Ticino
725 mt

Exist di Daniele Bongiovanni - Pavia

Pavia
04/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
  • Art & Culture
Exist di Daniele Bongiovanni - Pavia
1.07 km

Officinalia

Castello - Via Dante Alighieri, 1 Belgioioso (PV)
01/05/2018 - 06/05/2018
  • Lifestyle
Officinalia
12.38 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

Pavia
MI CASA TU CASA
1.12 km