Pavia & Oltrepò Pavese travel guide

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Valentina Nicastro shares some of the best attractions and sights around Pavia and its surrounding countryside – plus top spots to eat and stay. Photos by Valentina Nicastro What to see & do Certosa di Pavia This beautiful monastery complex (left) is a masterpiece of the Lombard Renaissance. It’s about 10 km from the city […]

48 hours in Pavia & Oltrepò Pavese

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Explore Pavia and Oltrepò Pavese – one of Italy’s best-kept secrets and not far from Milan. Words and photos by Valentina Nicastro   There’s a stretch of land just 40 kilometres south of Milan that is still fairly unknown to tourists and offers the unique opportunity to live a truly authentic Italian experience. This is Oltrepò […]

Top Holiday Tips: Pavia

Heather Crombie shares her selection of ‘don’t miss’ tips for eating, staying and sight-seeing in Pavia… UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS The museums associated with the university are scattered throughout the city and are all packed with fascinating exhibits and information. If you’re pressed for time simply focus on the Museo per la Storia dell’Università. This amazing collection […]

Holiday in Italy: A Weekend in Pavia

Heather Crombie visits the historic university city of Pavia and discovers a rich tradition of art, history and a timeless appeal that has inspired some of history’s greatest minds… Having a river running along the edges of a city always gives it a head start in terms of aesthetic appeal, and it is the river […]