City of Voghera

Pretty and charming town in the heart of the Oltrepò, when Voghera is mentioned, the thought moves quickly towards the imaginary housewife of the province, as represented in numerous journalistic images. The Lombard town of Voghera offers the visitor a suggestive historical center in which stands the historic Duomo, rebuilt in the seventeenth second, which houses inside, inside the sacred reliquary, a thorn from the crown of Christ. The Cathedral is dedicated to the Ascension and every year in conjunction with the religious festivity (between the months of May and June), the relic is taken down from the ceiling and shown to the faithful in procession. Not far from Piazza del Duomo stands the Church of Sant'Ilario and San Giorgio, which has become, after years of neglect and abandonment, the sacred temple of the Cavalry of the Italian army. From the narrow streets of the historic center it is also possible to reach the Visconteo Castle, a historic medieval fortress, which was one of the places of residence of the historic Lombard noble family.

How to reach Voghera

The city of Voghera is well connected with the main towns of the province and is easily reachable by car or in trento from the municipalities of Milan and Pavia.


From Milan, it is necessary to take the A7 motorway ("Serravalle") up to the Casei Gerola junction; then continue on the SS 206 up to the municipality of Voghera. From Pavia, instead, take the SS35 road, along the A21 motorway, until the Voghera exit.


The train station of Voghera is served by the Trenitalia and Trenord companies and offers connections to the main stations of the region. Scheduled daily trips to the stations of Pavia (about 15 minutes), Milan Central (about 50 minutes) and Genoa Piazza Principe (about 60 minutes). To find timetables, destinations and to book the ticket, we recommend that you consult the website of the transport companies.