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Cathedral of Pavia

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

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Piazza del Duomo, Pavia
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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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Following history’s trails. Who is the Sun King?

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Sun King’s equestrian statue, Monuments Pavia
47 mt

Church of Saint Teodoro - Pavia

La Chiesa fu edificata nella seconda metà del XII secolo per accogliere le spoglie di San Teodoro
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Church of Saint Teodoro - Pavia
208 mt

Church Of Saint Giovanni Domnarum

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Church Of Saint Giovanni Domnarum
220 mt

From Pavia to Abbiategrasso

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From Pavia to Abbiategrasso
346 mt

University Library of Pavia

  • Art & Culture
Salone Teresiano
347 mt

Ponte Coperto Bridge

  • Art & Culture
Ponte Coperto, Pavia
375 mt

Basilica of San Michele Maggiore

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of San Michele Maggiore
375 mt

Fraschini theatre

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Fraschini Pavia
513 mt

Church of Saint Francesco

The church of Saint Francesco in Pavia shows a clear separation between the Romanesque architecture and the late Gothic
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Church of Saint Francesco
603 mt

Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

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Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
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Church of Santa Maria in Betlem

The pilgrims on their journey to the East used to travel across this area, which fell within the Bishop of Bethlehem’s competence
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Church of Santa Maria in Betlem
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Botanical Gardens Pavia

Un orto storico che si trova nell’attuale sede dagli ultimi decenni del 1700
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Botanical Gardens Pavia
809 mt

Archaeology museum and sala longobarda

  • Art & Culture
Archaeology Museum and Sala Longobarda
815 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
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Pavia Castello Visconteo
818 mt

Botanical gardens university of Pavia

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Orto Botanico Università di Pavia, Giardini Pavia
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Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia

San Salvatore was an ancient and powerful monastery of Pavia
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Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia
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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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Statua di Antonio Bordoni, Università di Pavia.
1.52 km

Naviglio Pavese

The Naviglio Pavese was a dream come true, the dream that had lasted five centuries of a direct link between Pavia and Milan.
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Naviglio Pavese
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Church Of San Lanfranco

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Church Of San Lanfranco
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Church of Saint Lazzaro

The small church rises far away from the city centre of Pavia along the ancient Francigena road
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Church of Saint Lazzaro
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Where to sleep

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE

Pavia
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30 mt

LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO

Pavia
LE STANZE DEL CARDINALE STUDIO
43 mt

ARNABOLDI PALACE

Pavia
ARNABOLDI PALACE
206 mt

GALLERIA ARNABOLDI MAISON D'HOTES

Pavia
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236 mt

HOTEL EXCELSIOR

Pavia
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731 mt

OSTELLO SANTA MARIA IN BETLEM

Pavia
OSTELLO SANTA MARIA IN BETLEM
793 mt

GOLGI SUITE

Pavia
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LAB3

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PAVIA AFFITTACAMERE FORESTERIA LOMBARDA

Pavia
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LA FORESTERIA DEI BALDI

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2.2 km

PAVIA OSTELLO

Pavia
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2.54 km

CASCINA SCOVA RESORT

Pavia
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2.67 km

HOTEL GIANNINO

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LE AZALEE

Pavia
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3.21 km

AGR. CASCINA MORA

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4.46 km

ONE MILLION

Borgarello
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DELL'ANGELO

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IL PETTIROSSO

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LA CA' VECCHIA

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LENTICAR DI LENTI GIULIANO

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