10 things to see in Pavia (Certosa di Pavia)

Discover a new city is always something unique and fun. Are you planning on visiting Pavia, but you don't have a clear idea of what places do you bet? The Kangaroo has selected for you the 10 things to see in Pavia.

Covered Bridge

The covered bridge is an unmissable when visiting Pavia: is the key symbol of the city. If you are a lover of photography you will enjoy choosing more perspectives. We suggest that you go and look out to see. If it's a nice day you can enjoy the panorama on any bench along the river and why not take the Sun.

Borgo Ticino

From the covered bridge in Borgo Ticino is a snap. You just need to cross the bridge to find yourself amidst all those colored houses along the right bank of the river. The main feature of the neighborhood is located on the embankment below. Immediately after the bridge you will find a bronze monument: the Washerwoman, one of the women who in past centuries they washed clothes. From here you can admire the Cathedral and have a vision of the city nothing short of wonderful. Time seems to stand still: seeing is believing.

Visconti Castle

The Visconti castle dates back to 1360 was built by Galeazzo II Visconti. The Visconti family at the time wanted to create a huge hunting park coming up at the Certosa di Pavia. Currently the Park is no longer connected to the Castle and is called Vernavola Park. We invite you to come inside the castle to discover the beauty of salt counties as the "Blue Hall". In addition, you should know that just inside the building are organised exhibitions and in the summer hosts concerts.


The Pavia Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Stephen the martyr and Saint Mary of the assumption. It is the largest church in the city and is of Renaissance origin. It has an octagonal dome ranks among the largest in Italy for height and width. In addition you are lucky because he recently reopened and you can also admire its interior.

Statue Of Regisole

If you are near the Cathedral you'll also found and noticed the statue of Regisole. The origin of the statue is not entirely clear: there are those who assume that is a monument in honor of the Ostrogothic King Theodoric the great, who claims was brought to Aachen by Charlemagne and who still remembered that originally was a Royal Palace and only then brought here as a result of an uprising.

Piazza della Vittoria

Victory square is also known as Piazza Grande and is the meeting point of the city. Along the square you can find several buildings arcades with many shops and is the perfect place to take a break.

Medieval towers

Pavia is also known as the city of a hundred spires ". The medieval towers, originally, they were 78 and at present you can find still 35:16 reduced to next and 29 have only memory in your documents. The towers are located in the historic and always have donated some alluring charm to the city. The most important of the remaining ones are those of Piazza Leonardo da Vinci.

Courtyard and University Library

Quiet is not an invitation to dedicate to the study, but you have to know that the courtyard and the library of the University of Pavia deserve their proper attention. The University of Pavia is one of the oldest and most important Italian and European universities. Possesses a wealth of cultural heritage accumulated and stored over time to discover. Here you can find the Museum of natural history, mineralogy Museum, the technical Museum and the Botanical Garden.

Church of Santa Maria del Carmine

The Church of Santa Maria del Carmine is one of the most fascinating and successful examples of Lombard Gothic. Your attention is captured by the rose window on the fa├žade of the building. We suggest you enter even within the Church to pursue comprehensive visit and not miss any detail.

Certosa di Pavia

Miss in 10 things to see la Certosa? I sure don't. This is a must for anyone visiting Pavia. The Charterhouse was commissioned by Gian Galeazzo Visconti as family mausoleum in 1396. After the death of Duke the work continued slowly, but continued. Originally it was entrusted to the Carthusian community, then Cistercian and Benedictine to that also.