The Duomo is most important church of Pavia. The work for its construction began in 1488, and the structure was incomplete until 1898, when the facade and the cupola was finished on the original designer made by Giovanni Antonio Amedeo. The central cupola is 97 meters high and it it the third biggest cupola of Italy.
The interior is under restoration today.
I tried to count them - there're more than 7 definitely! And all are built in longobardo style with "quadratic" cross on the top of the entrance.
In one of them, the basicilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro you can find the rests of Saint Augustin.
do you know what means "lavoro certosino"? A very carefully and with big attention done work. Like the work of monks who lived in the monastery of Certosa di Pavia.
It's some km north to Pavia on the way to Milan. Really worth visiting.
Entrance and guided tours are free.
A nice castle remembering the duke Visconti period in Pavia. There are some permanent exhibitions there and time to time they make some temporary exhibitions of photography and various visual arts in the old stables of the castle.
That's a monument on the another bank of Ticino river for all the women who used to wash the clothes on the river at the beginning of this century (or maybe even earlier). If you're lucky to be followed by some local Pavese who understands the old Pavese dialect, maybe you will get a translation of the poem written on the monument.
Some distance south to Pavia the river Ticino meets the biggest Italian river Po. It's quite powerful during the spring and quite dry during the summer. It's not possible to swim but you can enjoy the little trip with the boat.
Just one question - if the water of river is quite polluted, what do they do with the fish they catch?
The university is a beautiful old building with internal courtyards, stairs, magnolia trees, monuments for famous Pavia and Italy people and.... a paradise for bikes as most of the students use the bike to move around in the town.
This church was built in 1132 with a Romanesque architecture. Inside the churhc there are the relics of Saint Augustine. When I was there the facade was under restoration.
Piazza della Vittoria is the main square of Pavia. It has got a rectangular shape. On the its sides you can see some interesting palace like the Broletto.
The Civic Tower (Torre Civica) was located near the Duomo. It was built in 1583 by Pellegrino Tibaldi. It collapsed on 17 March 1989.
The covered bridge of Pavia over the Ticino river. Has a long story, has been rebuilt 3 times and is a nice point to admire the city and the river.
... you would find something interesting to do in the park behind the castle of Visconti in Pavia old town.