• Art & Culture

A Day in Pavia

When organizing your trip to Lombardy do not forget to visit Pavia

Can you spend only a day in Pavia?

Let us suggest what to see in a day in Pavia. Regardless of the time you have, this cultural tourism itinerary will get you to its most representative landmarks.

It is just 30 minutes from Milan by train, plus its Railway station is in the historic center, specially convenient if you arrive on a foggy day. Go left and find yourselves in a tree-lined avenue leading to the Visconti Castle, a prime example of Renaissance architecture built between 1360 and 1365 by orders of Galeazzo II. Visit its halls and rest at the garden beside it.

Once you are done, take the pedestrian street of Strada Nuova and walk among its shops and alleys.

You will stumble upon the University, one of the oldest in Europe and Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, where three of one hundred towers that comprised the urban skyline still stand.

The cafés surrounding the campus are ideal for having lunch while we recommend to go near the Duomo for a cup of coffee. 

Do not miss the opportunity of visiting the Certosa and discover its spaces with the guidance of the monks that dwell in it. 

Culinary and cultural tourism come together with tasting sessions at the wine cellars of Oltrepò Pavese.

Consider these options about what to see in a day in Pavia. They will give you unparalleled experiences. 

Take me here: A Day in Pavia

On the same topic

Varese pursuing new horizons

  • Art & Culture
Varese Villa Panza

Discovering Pordenone

Prosegue il percorso condiviso con le città di Piacenza e Pordenone
  • Art & Culture
Discovering Pordenone

The show is online in Lombardy

The show continues at home, in Lombardy. Discover the plays, films, concerts, videos and podcasts available for free online
  • Art & Culture
The show is online in Lombardy

Cremona and its music

Cremona's music is closer than what you think
  • Art & Culture
Cremona and its music

Angera and the Open Air Museum

A beautiful lakefront and a very picturesque aura in the province of Varese
  • Art & Culture
Visit Angera and surroundings: some tips

A Roman street

  • Art & Culture
A Roman street

Monuments Monza

There are so many beauties to discover in the city that holds treasures not only in its Cathedral.
  • Art & Culture
Monuments in Monza, culture in Lombardy

Out of town escapes

Some suggestions for a romantic weekend or for sport, nature, art, culture, wellness and taste.
  • Art & Culture
11 Ideas for... weekend in Lombardy

Milan, a fun with the children

Ancient castles, amusement parks and interactive museums. Discover what Lombardy offers for children. First stop, Milan.
  • Art & Culture
Milan, a fun with the children

Vaprio d adda

Halfway between Bergamo and Milan it is located on the border between the two provinces marked by the river Adda, on the Milanese side
  • Art & Culture
Vaprio d'Adda

Monuments Lodi

In the center of Lodi you can see buildings and monuments that are real architectural and decorative jewels
  • Art & Culture
Monuments Lodi, ideas for visiting

Museums Pavia

Masterpieces of art, treasures and centuries-old traditions in the museums of Pavia and surroundings
  • Art & Culture
Museum Pavia, what to see?

Monuments in Lombardy

Cultural tourism and monuments in Lombardy
  • Art & Culture
Monuments in Lombardy, suggestions

The festival of Saint Bassianus in Lodi

Head to the centre of Lodi to celebrate the city's patron saint and discover a variety of traditions and handicrafts
  • Art & Culture
Fiera di San Bassiano_Lodi

Castles in Lombardy

The charm of Lombardy through its castles
  • Art & Culture
Castles in Lombardy, Scenes from a Fairy Tale

Vintage Steam Trains in Lombardy

Blue Train and Camuna Tourist Railway
  • Art & Culture
Vintage Steam Trains in Lombardy: Camuna Tourist Railway and “Treno dei sapori”

Monuments Lecco

From Manzoni to Stoppani: Lecco through the monuments
  • Art & Culture
Monuments Lecco, exploring Lombardy

Museums Brescia

Brescia: the ideal destination for those who love art. Countless opportunities to visit exhibitions and to attend cultural events
  • Art & Culture
Museums Brescia, hints on visiting

Immerse yourself online in art in Lombardy

Visit online the architectural beauties, cities, monuments, museums, exhibitions and places of culture in Lombardy
  • Art & Culture
Immerse yourself online in art in Lombardy

Online i modelli di Stradivari dell’MdV

On Google Arts & Culture!
  • Art & Culture
Online i modelli di Stradivari dell’MdV