City profile

Pavia is a university city with fine Romanesque and medieval buildings and an interesting historic centre. Pavia is 35 km south of Milan.

September is a big festival month in Pavia. The Festa del Ticino, the first week of September, is a big city-wide festival with performances, food, and late hours for shopping.

Pavia's food specialties are zuppa pavese and risotto alla certosina, created by the monks of the Certosa di Pavia. In Pavia, as in much of Lombardy, you will find many risotto (rice) dishes, beef, cheeses, and baked goods. Frogs are also common in Pavia, especially in the spring when they are gathered from the rice fields.


City Travel

Fly to Milan from: Dublin, London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester

Train from Milan to Pavia: 30m