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Info on Pavia and its University
Pavia is in the Lombardy Region 35 km south of Milan, along the Via Francigena and on the banks of the Ticino river, just north of the latter's confluence with the Po, the city has its origins in the era of the Gallic tribes; later it became a Roman municipium with the name of Ticinum. In the Middle Ages it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards for two centuries and then, from 774 to 1024, the capital of the Italic Kingdom and from 1361 it is the seat of a university.
Pavia is the capital of the fertile province of Pavia, which is known for a variety of agricultural products, including wine, rice, cereals, and dairy products. It is home to the ancient University of Pavia (founded in 1361), which together with the IUSS (Institute for Advanced Studies of Pavia), Ghislieri College, Borromeo College, Nuovo College, Santa Caterina College, and the Istituto per il Diritto allo Studio (EDiSU), belongs to the Pavia Study System. Pavia is the episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Pavia. The city possesses many artistic and cultural treasures, including several important churches and museums, such as the well-known Certosa di Pavia. The Central Hospital of Pavia is one of the most important hospitals in Italy.
How to geto to Pavia
The city of Pavia is easily accessible from the airports of Milan (Linate, Malpensa Terminal 1 and 2) and Bergamo (Orio al Serio).
- MILANO LINATE (58 km) is not directly connected with public transport to Pavia. From Milano Linate you can get bus n. 73 to Milano Porta Vittoria train station, and then you can take S13 suburban train from Milano Porta Vittoria to Pavia central station. MILANO MALPENSA (85 km)
- TERMINAL 1 and TERMINAL 2 are not directly connected with public transport in Pavia, but there are frequent means of transport to/from Milan. From Milan, Pavia can be reached by train (Trenord - Trenitalia) or bus (Autoguidovie).
- BERGAMO ORIO AL SERIO (102 km)
- The airport is not directly connected to Pavia by public transport, but is easily reachable from Milan and Bergamo by bus or train (Trenitalia).
- Pavia can be reached in about 30 minutes by train from Milan railway stations (Centrale, Lambrate, Rogoredo, Greco Pirelli, Porta Garibaldi, Nord Bovisa) - Trenord - Trenitalia timetables and fares.
- Pavia is served every day by direct Thello trains from / to the south of France: arrivals from and departures for Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Toulon, Marseille, without having to change trains at the border. Find more on www.thello.com
- A direct fast train connection is available from/to Milan to Paris.
By car from Germany and Northern Europe
- BRENNERO (Brenner) - From the Italian border: A22 towards VERONA - A4 towards MILAN - A21 towards TURIN and take the BRONI-STRADELLA exit. Follow the signs towards PAVIA.
- GOTTARDO - From the Italian border: A9 towards MILAN - Tangenziale Ovest of MILAN - A7 towards GENOA and take the BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD exit. Follow the signs towards PAVIA.
By car from France, Spain and Portugal
- MONTE BIANCO (Mont Blanc) - From the Italian border: SS26 towards AOSTA - A5 towards TURIN - A4 / A5 motorway connection - A4 towards MILAN - West ring road of MILAN - A7 towards GENOA and take the BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD exit. Follow the signs towards PAVIA.
- FREJUS - From the Italian border: SS335 / SS24 towards TURIN - South ring road of TURIN towards A21 - A21 towards PIACENZA - A7 towards MILAN and take the BEREGUARDO-PAVIA NORD exit. Follow the signs towards PAVIA.
- VENTIMIGLIA - From the Italian border: A10 towards GENOA - A26 towards MILAN and take the BEREGUARDO - PAVIA NORD exit. Follow the signs towards PAVIA.
By car from East Europe
- BRENNERO (BRENNER) - From the Italian border: A22 towards VERONA - A4 towards MILAN - A21 towards TURIN and take the BRONI-STRADELLA exit. Follow the signs towards PAVIA.
- TRIESTE - From the Italian border: E70 / SS202 - A4 towards MILAN - A21 towards TURIN and take the BRONI-STRADELLA exit. Follow the signs towards PAVIA.