Pavia Photo Gallery
Pavia Photo Gallery, from A to Z
Let us present Pavia in a Photo Gallery to show you this land's unique attractions and experiences. Nature, art, wellness and fine cuisine are some of the ingredients to enjoy in this city, loacated a few kilometers away from Milan and its surrounding territories.
Cultural tourism in Lombardy's unique corners. The following pictures have been taken in Pavia in order to give you a clear idea of what is in store for visitors. Every photo exhibited in this gallery makes part of a larger project that aims to represent Lombardy in a comprehensive way using dedicated galleries.
Pavia has a rich history and can be admired by taking a walk from the city center. Gaze upon the beauty of the Ponte Coperto, its Cathedral and Civic Museums. The Certosa is its most famous and cherished landmark.
Yet Pavia is much more than that, just go to the countryside and reach the landscape of the Oltrepò Pavese, famous for growing vineyards and winemaking. The Lomellina area on the other hand is an important rice farming zone, renowned for its high yield and quality.
These are some of the elements that describe Pavia in this photo gallery, made in collaboration of the Province of Pavia and the website VisitPavia. You will find useful information to plan your next vacations or treat yourselves to a memorable weekend.
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Certosa of Pavia. A majestic Carthusian monastery just a few kilometers from Pavia, bordering on the vast ducal hunting grounds of the Visconti Castle Park. It includes the Lady of Graces Sanctuary, the small and large Cloisters and the Ducal Palace hosting the Certosa Museum. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Lomello. It was the occasional residence of ancient Lombard kings. This landmark is of great historical, artistic and architectural relevance. It boasts the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Batptistery of San Giovanni in Fontes. Inside it, an ancient baptismal basin with a hexagonal base and VIIth century painted decorations can be seen.
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Castle of Zavattarello. An imposing building that makes part of a formidable architectural complex from the Middle Ages, plus an impregnable fortress that has endured countless sieges. This majestic fortress towrs over this ancient borough perched on the hill, which allowed guards to spot intruders. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Greenway Voghera-Rivanazzano. A greenway along the Appennines. 14 kilometers of asphalt in a gentle slope, an ideal trail for cyclist and cycling enthusiasts of all ages. Vedi anche >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Autumn in Pavia DOC. "Autunno Pavese" is the most important fair in the agricultural and food industry. Every year in september, it helps to promote all the products from Pavia. It is organized by the Pavia Chamber of Commerce and takes place at the breathtaking Visconti Castle. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Ticino River. The Ticino and Po rivers are a central point of tourism activities and beyond in the city of Pavia and the rest of the Province. They are a viable sailing route to reach Venice and a mandatory stage of the Frankish Road for pilgrims who come from Northern Europe in order to reach Rome or the Holy Land. Vedi anche >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Pietra Corva Alpine Garden. Located in the municipality of Romagnese in Oltrepò Pavese,at a 950 meters altitude, this garden harbors about 1300 species from various mountain habitats all over the world. Vedi anche >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Zerbolò, the storks' village. When walking by the Pavia countryside, it is usual to stumble upon a flock of storks flying at low altitude or catching frogs and small insects in meadows and rice paddies. It is possible to see them thanks to repopulation efforts made to reintroduce white storks at the Venara farmhouse in Zerbolò.
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions University of Pavia. Considered as the oldest in Lombardy and one of the most important ones in Europe. The University was founded by Holy Roman Emperor Lothar I in 825 and enjoyed a notable academic activity when Galeazzo Visconti II started in 1361 the studies of law, medicine, philosophy and liberal arts, welcoming students from all over Europe. Several famous figures studied and taught here: Lazzaro Spallanzani, Alessandro Volta, Ugo Foscolo and Camillo Golgi. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Pavia's Civic Museums The Visconti Castle hosts the Civic Museums, with assorted collections that narrate Pavia's history, art and architecture from Roman times to the XIXth century. Vedi anche >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Oltrepò Pavese. Hills covered by lush forests and cultivated fields, vineyards and meadows, dotted with farmhouses, castles and ancient rural boroughs are the zone's main scenery. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Lomellina's Rice Paddies. Between april and may, Lomellina's rice paddies are submerged in water, changing the landscape in a radical way. Meadow water and light trace the horizon, providing a unique spectacle, specially by dawn and sunset.
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Vigevano's Ducal Square. Commissioned by Ludovico Sforza as an antechamber for the miposing Visconti Castle, it is both the ancient and modern heart of the city. Also known as "Vigevano's living room", it is a suggestive harmonious space. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Montesegale. Modern life goes at a hectic pace, only the soothing sight of nature can restore our inner peace and joy! In the small borough of Montesegale in Oltrepò Pavese, we can relax by sotting in a properly decorated bench and enjoy the wonderful scenery undisturbed. Vedi anche >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions The Road of Salt. This trail goes from Varzi all the way to Genoa, as it was it was the road of choice for merchants and pilgrims. It is called the Road of Salt due to the trade of this precious commodity in ancient times. The Road of Salt can be traversed by walking, horseback or mountain bike riding.
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Pavia's food products. Outstanding local products and recipes are the result of ancient crops and genuine flavors that thrive here. Vedi anche >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Miradolo Terme. Miradolo's Salt Marshes have been documented since the Xth century. In 1511, King Louis XII of France officially acknowledge the healing properties of saline waters, which were later studied and analyzed in the XVIIIth century. Nowadays these thermal baths are part of a larger park, equipped with special areas dedicated to breathing ailing therapies, massages, mud treatments and more. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Pavia. Did you know that downtown Pavia and its Certosa is in the "tentative list" of sites proposed by Italy as Unesco World Heritage? We think it deserves it, don't you? For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Oltrepò Pavese. Winemaking in Oltrepò Pavese is an ancient practice. The first written documents of it are credited to Pliny and Strabo back in 40 B.C., while passing alongside a Roman legion, he wrote: "good wine, a hospitable people and very large wooden barrels". Its 13.500 acres dedicated to vineyards are similar to that of 18.900 soccer field as large as the Olyimpic Stadium. For more info >
- Pavia from A to Z, art and culinary traditions Pavia. The Certosa is undoubtedly a masterpiece that needs to be fully admired in all its magnificence. Yet, in order to understand all its beauty, it is worth noticing the small details... For more info >