A good
speaks and
makes one speak


Wine tasting
in the wine cellars
of Oltrepò Pavese
and Piedmont

“Sweet, fruity,
and lively”
Three adjectives
distinguishing different wines

a royal capital

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the West (476 A.D.) ltaly was the arena for a whole host of foreign invasions.
Pavia, then known as Papia, was sacked and devastated several times. The city's period of glory began when it was occupied by the Goths. The King, Teodorico chose it as his capital and built a grand palace.
Reconquered by the Lombards after a lengthy siege, Pavia became the capital of their kingdom and afterwards, after their defeat, continued its prestigious role as capital of the ltalic kingdom up to 1024.
This distant, but glorious period of mediaeval history has left a rich legacy
It is fascinating to discover this legacy, starting with the civic museums housing precious remains and jewels made of gold and precious stones, visiting the church of S.Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, where St Augustine was buried. You can also admire the S.Michele Basilica, the scene of many imperial coronations including that of Frederick Barbarossa in 1155


Culture, history, university

Pavia, a beautiful medieval city on the Ticino River, is the site of one of Italy's oldest universities.

Close to Milan, easily reachable with a 25 minute journey by train, Pavia, with a strong human dimension, boasts a wealth of art and culture: a past of great importance has left a considerable artistic heritage.

It is a great place to discover on foot. You will get to know its details and hidden corners, the sense of peace within its churches, the scents of vineyards and wine cellars, the splendour of the Certosa Abbey with its cloisters, bas reliefs, and frescoes.

is an excellent starting point for a visit to many cities of art: Vigevano, Bergamo, Brescia,Monza, Mantova, and Genova, and to visit “EXPO 2015” of Milan.