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What to do and see in Pavia

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Pavia is one of the most important centers of northern Italy. Among the many monuments, the most important are the cathedral with one of the largest domes in Italy and the Basilica of San Michele, in the Romanesque style, the most famous and important religious monument of the medieval city. The Visconti Castle is a square building with four towers and a wide moat, now the Civic Museum, where you can see an art gallery with interesting Venetian paintings and a collection of ancient Roman jewelry, vases, sculptures. Other emblems of the city are the University of ancient origins, founded in 1361 by Galeazzo II, and the covered bridge, reconstruction of a fourteenth-century structure destroyed during the Second World War, leading to the Borgo Ticino, where is the church of Santa Maria in Betlem. Known as one of the most important Renaissance monument, the marble of the Carthusian monastery was founded by Gian Galeazzo Visconti of Milan as a mausoleum for his family, and was later inhabited by monks. This, known as the Certosa di Pavia, Gothic and Renaissance style, in which is located, the Ducal Palace, where they resided the prestigious guests. In the rest of province, you can visit Voghera, a city that houses the castle of the Visconti and the Collegiate Church of San Lorenzo, surrounded by magnificent arcades; Varzi, with the Malaspina Palace, the square tower and the Capuchin church, built in Romanesque-Gothic style. Finally, Vigevano, is a town characterized by Piazza Ducale, example of Renaissance architecture where on the fourth side lies the baroque facade of the Duomo.

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