This description page of Pavia, in the Italian region of Lombardy, will guide you in planning your trip to Italy and help you find useful travel information about this Italian city.
Located on the plain on the banks of the River Ticino about 40 kilometers south of Milan, Pavia is prosperous business-like and university city of 75,000. It saw its heyday over a thousand years, as the capital of the Lombard kings, but survives today as a successful provincial capital to the area's agri-business and a university town. It is also home to significant artwork in its own right, including the nearby famous Renaissance Certosa di Pavia, and a couple well-preserved Romanesque churches. It retains much of the ancient Roman street plan, the center of which is nicely car-free, and an easy city to traverse by foot.