• Lifestyle

The Lands of Kings

A great historical and architectural tour trough the Middle Ages and Reinassance

This itinerary will lead you first of all through the sights of Pavia, capital of the Longobard Kingdom, starting with the rediscovery of their art through the utilisation of their monumental materials in later historical periods. A tour in search of the buildings that recall the presence of this ancient population and their ancient capital, culminating in the more recent cultural and artistic expressions that they have inspired in order to tell the story of the city. Our journey starts in Pavia, a city that – quietly, stealthily, secretly – will cast its spell over you.

Pavia is truly a city of secrets, with an elusive, discreet, concealed charm that is only revealed to those who are prepared to search for it and to learn where to find the city’s hidden treasures. Leaving the city, our path leads us through the beautiful Pavia countryside, to the splendours of the Certosa, a magnificent, monumental monastery complex, built by the Visconti family. Then on to Santa Cristina, to the princely castles of Belgioioso and Chignolo Po, and to the ancient hot water springs of the Miradolo Terme spa, the royal palaces of Corteolona, San Zenone and Arena Po, and the riverside communities so dear to Giovanni Brera, to discover nature and history with every step.


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Visconti Castle

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  • Art & Culture
Pavia Castello Visconteo

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
La Certosa di Pavia

Cathedral of Pavia

The most impressive church in Pavia to whose design Leonardo Da Vinci contributed
  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Pavia

Musei Civici di Pavia

All’interno dello splendido Castello costruito da Galeazzo Visconti tra il 1360 e il 1365
  • Art & Culture
Musei Civici di Pavia

Ponte Coperto Bridge

  • Art & Culture
Ponte Coperto, Pavia

Riso Pavese

La provincia di Pavia, Capitale Italiana del Riso
  • Food & Wine
Riso Pavese

Archaeology museum and sala longobarda

  • Art & Culture
Archaeology Museum and Sala Longobarda

Museo della Tecnica Elettrica

Il Museo vuole preservare il patrimonio culturale della tecnica elettrica ed i suoi elementi materiali e immateriali.
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Museo della Tecnica Elettrica

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Museo di Storia Naturale

Museo per la storia dell'Università

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Museo per la storia dell'Università

The Castle

  • Art & Culture
The Castle

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.

Arena Po

  • Villages
Arena Po

Basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

  • Art & Culture
Basilica of Saint Pietro in Ciel d’Oro

Belgioioso Castle

  • Art & Culture
Castello di Belgioioso

Castello di Lardirago

  • Art & Culture
Castello di Lardirago

Corteolona

  • Art & Culture
Corteolona

Motonave Beatrice

Una domenica a spasso sul fiume Po
  • Acque
Motonave Beatrice

Costa de' Nobili

  • Art & Culture
Costa de' Nobili

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.
  • Active & Green
Naviglio Pavese

Terme di Miradolo

Waterfalls, emotional showers and massages with chocolate. The hills loved by Petrarca
  • Wellness
Terme di Miradolo

From Pavia to Abbiategrasso

  • Cycle Tourism
From Pavia to Abbiategrasso

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

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

San Zenone Al Po

  • Art & Culture
San Zenone Al Po

Fraschini theatre

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Fraschini Pavia

Sant'alessio Con Vialone

  • Active & Green
Sant'alessio Con Vialone

Santa Cristina E Bissone

  • Religious Tourism
Santa Cristina E Bissone

Spessa Po

  • Villages
Spessa Po

Inverno E Monteleone

  • Villages
Inverno E Monteleone

Church Of San Lanfranco

The church of Saint Lanfranco and its monastery were erected in Pavia, on the north bank of the river Ticino
  • Art & Culture
Church Of San Lanfranco

Botanical Gardens Pavia

L’Orto Botanico fu fondato alla fine del Settecento
  • Parks
Botanical Gardens Pavia

Church of Saint Francesco

The church of Saint Francesco in Pavia shows a clear separation between the Romanesque architecture and the late Gothic
  • Art & Culture
Church of Saint Francesco

Church Of Saint Giovanni Domnarum

  • Art & Culture
Church Of Saint Giovanni Domnarum

Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia

San Salvatore was an ancient and powerful monastery of Pavia
  • Art & Culture
Church Of Saint Salvatore Pavia

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
  • Religious Tourism
Church of Santa Maria in Betlem

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