Wander through the cobbled streets of the old town to get to the banks of the Ticino, which flows placid before plunging into the great river Po. We are in the beautiful city of Pavia, home of the historic Lombard University and the famous Albert Einstein: among the many characters who have in fact stayed in the city also the scientist, "father" of relativity, who in 1895 moved to Pavia with his entire family, before reaching the Zurich Polytechnic where he began his studies on the theory of general relativity. Pavia has always been a man-proof city but over the course of time it has shown its international vocation. In fact, there are numerous world festivals and events taking place in the city, which see the participation of university students, who crowd the city throughout the year, the true lifeblood of the city community. But the city hits the visitor from every corner of the city: among cafes, inns and open-air museums it will be possible to enjoy the typical life of Pavia in every aspect. And there is also an interesting culinary proposal in Pavia. The typical cuisine is indeed rich and tasty. Among the main dishes you can not miss the boiled, a rigorous selection of cheeses and sausages dop, naturally washed down with red wines with important gradations. There are also numerous recurrences and city festivities. Among the most important are the Festa del Ticino, a hundred days of events (from June to September), including concerts, exhibitions, shows and guided tours and the Festival of the Illustration, between October and November, which brings works of artists to the city. and designers of national and international fame.
The city of Pavia is well connected to the main national and international locations through the nearby airports of Milan-Linate (about 50 km) and Milan-Malpensa (about 80 km). Also provided efficient connections by train or bus in the direction of Milan (Central), Alessandria and Genoa (Piazza Principe). Reaching the center of Pavia is in fact easy for travelers who come from the capital of Milan and the main national and European locations.
The Pavia train station (Piazzale della Stazione) is served by the Trenitalia and Trenord companies and offers connections to the main stations of the region. Scheduled daily trips also with high-speed trains to the stations of Milano Centrale (about 20 minutes) and Alessandria (about 70 minutes). To find timetables, destinations and to book the ticket, it is advisable to consult the website of the transport companies.
The city is connected to many locations in the province thanks to a dense network of suburban buses that leave and arrive at the city bus station. Urban transport is instead served by the Line companies and the cost of the ticket for a single journey is € 1.30. For details on timetables and itineraries, it is possible to consult the company's website.
If you plan to spend a few days in the beautiful town of Pavia, the car is probably not the best choice. Much of the historic city center is in fact forbidden to cars. On our site the best drivers and the most comfortable cars in the category.
The city of Pavia has a 24h bike-sharing service run by the company Pavia in Bici . Among the stalls where it is possible to pick up the bicycles, note: Central Station; Policlinico; Piazza della Vittoria. For more details, please consult the company's website.