Pavia and Vigevano
Vigevano is known to have one of the most beautiful central square in Italy, surrounded by magnificent arcades, a cathedral with its typical curved face and a beautiful castle in Renaissance style. Pavia is built along the Ticino river and has one of the oldest university in Italy. Hiking along the Ticino River.
A view onto "Ducale" square in Vigevano's downtown and a view on the cathedral, having the front face curved.
Other views on Ducale square, with the arcades and the tower. This square in Vigevano is considered by many the most beautiful square in Italy.
The nice gutters ending into Ducale square.
A beautiful castle near Ducale square in Vigevano downtown, made in Renaissance style.
Additional pictures of Ducale square in Vigevano, taken during a subsequent trip.
The Ticino river, near Vigevano, has long trails for hiking and large picnic areas.
Pavia: the Visconteo castle and the civic museum. It was built in just 5 years between 1360 and 1365. The castle is surronded by a beautiful garden.
Duomo of Pavia (cathedral). It was built from year 1488 over two romanic churches, the project was signed also by Leonardo da Vinci.
Pavia: the Coperto bridge, also said Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio) along the Ticino river.
Pavia: the church of St. Michael (San Michele) is very old, built between years 1118 and 1130.
Views on a side of St. Michael cathedral and a door.
"Piazza della Vittoria" (Victory Square) in the hearth of Pavia, is about 700 years old.