14 Sights in Pavia, Italy (with Map and Images)

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1. Ponte Coperto

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The Covered Bridge is a bridge over the Ticino River in Pavia, connecting the historic city center and the rest of the city, with the picturesque neighborhood, originally outside the peripheral walls of the city, of Borgo Ticino. The bridge, which is one of the symbols of the city of Pavia, is very characteristic, has five arches, is completely covered with two portals at the ends and has a small religious chapel in the center. The current bridge was built between 1949 and 1951 and reproduces the forms of the ancient Covered Bridge, dating back to the fourteenth century. The Covered Bridge was, until the nineteenth century, the only masonry bridge over the Ticino from Lake Maggiore to its confluence with the Po.

Wikipedia: Ponte Coperto di Pavia (IT)

2. Orto Botanico

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The Orto Botanico dell'Università di Pavia also known as the Orto Botanico di Pavia, is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Pavia. It is located at Via S. Epifanio, 14, Pavia, Italy, and is open to the public on weekends. The botanical garden covers an area of about two hectares and has approximately two thousand different species of plants, which are organised in sections. The current director is Francesco Sartori. The Botanical Garden stands in the place where the church of Saint Epiphanius was located, of which it preserves the cloister of the 15th century.

Wikipedia: Orto Botanico dell'Università di Pavia (EN)

3. Cripta di San Eusebio

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The church of Sant'Eusebio was a church of Pavia, of which today only the crypt remains. The church was probably built by the Lombard king Rothari (636-652) as the city's Arian cathedral. It later became the fulcrum of the conversion to Catholicism of the Lombards initiated by Theodolinda and the monks of San Colombano and which later received, precisely in Pavia, a great impulse from King Aripert I (653-661) and from Bishop Anastasius.

Wikipedia: Crypt of Sant'Eusebio (EN)

4. Basilica San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro

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Basilica San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro G.dallorto / Attribution

San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro is a Catholic basilica of the Augustinians in Pavia, Italy, in the Lombardy region. Its name refers to the mosaics of gold leaf behind glass tesserae that decorates the ceiling of the apse. The plain exterior is of brick, with sandstone quoins and window framing. The paving of the church floor is now lower than the modern street level of Piazza San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, which lies before its façade.

Wikipedia: San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro (EN)

5. Museo di Storia Naturale

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The Natural History Museum in Pavia, Italy is a museum displaying many natural history specimens, located in Palazzo Botta. Founded in 1775, it was one of the oldest museums of natural history in Europe. It currently forms the University of Pavia museum network, along with 5 other museums — the University History Museum, Museum of Electrical Technology, Museum of Archeology, Museum Camillo Golgi and Museum of Mineralogy.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum, Pavia (EN), Website

6. Cattedrale di Santo Stefano e Santa Maria Assunta

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Pavia Cathedral is a church in Pavia, Italy, the largest in the city and seat of the Diocese of Pavia. The construction was begun in the 15th century on the site of two pre-existing Romanesque, "twin" cathedrals. The cathedral houses the remains of St. Sirus, first Bishop of Pavia, and a thorn purported to be from the Crown of Thorns worn by Christ. The marble facing of the exterior was never completed.

Wikipedia: Pavia Cathedral (EN)

7. Torre dell'Orologio

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Torre dell'Orologio see above. Compiled by Lolo00 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Pavia is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy in northern Italy, 35 kilometres south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. It has a population of c. 73,086. The city was the capital of the Ostrogothic Kingdom from 540 to 553, of the Kingdom of the Lombards from 572 to 774, of the Kingdom of Italy from 774 to 1024 and seat of the Visconti court from 1365 to 1413.

Wikipedia: Pavia (EN), Website

8. Regisole

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The Regisole was a bronze classical or Late Antique equestrian monument, highly influential during the Italian Renaissance but destroyed in 1796. It was originally erected at Ravenna, in what is now Italy, but was moved to Pavia in the Middle Ages, where it stood on a column before the cathedral, as an emblem of communal pride and Pavia's deep connection with imperial Rome.

Wikipedia: Regisole (EN)

9. Statua della Minerva

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Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom, justice, law, victory, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. Minerva is not a patron of violence such as Mars, but of strategic war. From the second century BC onward, the Romans equated her with the Greek goddess Athena. Minerva is one of the three Roman deities in the Capitoline Triad, along with Jupiter and Juno.

Wikipedia: Minerva (EN)

10. Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine

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Santa Maria del Carmine is a church in Pavia, Lombardy, northern Italy, considered amongst the best examples of Lombard Gothic architecture. It was begun in 1374 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan, on a project attributed to Bernardo da Venezia. The construction followed a slow pace, and was restarted in 1432, being finished in 1461.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria del Carmine, Pavia (EN)

11. Museo per la storia dell'Università di Pavia

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The University History Museum of the University of Pavia is a museum displaying memorabilia related to the history of the university, particularly in the fields of physics and medicine, when students were taught by prominent scholars such as Antonio Scarpa and Camillo Golgi or the physicist Alessandro Volta.

Wikipedia: University History Museum, University of Pavia (EN)

12. Chiesa di Santa Maria Incoronata di Canepanova

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Santa Maria di Canepanova is a Renaissance style Roman Catholic church located in central Pavia, region of Lombardy, Italy. Although in the past the design was popularly attributed to Bramante, the church was designed by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria di Canepanova (EN)

13. Broletto

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The Broletto or Broletto Palace of Pavia, Italy has for centuries housed the civic government offices of this city found in the region of Lombardy, Italy. The term Broletto refers to a buildings equivalent to the town hall or town assembly.

Wikipedia: Broletto, Pavia (EN)

14. Basilica di San Michele Maggiore

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The Basilica of San Michele Maggiore is a Roman Catholic church in Pavia, region of Lombardy, Italy. The building, dating to the 11-12th centuries, is a well-preserved example of the Lombard-Romanesque style.

Wikipedia: San Michele Maggiore, Pavia (EN)


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