Il repertorio delle visite guidate History Walks di Pavia
Alma Mater – The Golden Age of the University of Pavia
The greatest names of the University of Pavia, from the time of Leonardo da Vinci to Alessandro Volta and beyond. Unforgettable tales of science, romance, espionage, superstition and the unconquerable human spirit of progress.
[Starting Point: Castello di Pavia, Main Entrance – Finishing Point: University Coffee Shop/Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]
Streets of Pavia
From Hannibal and his elephants and the foundation of a new Roman city, to Leonardo da Vinci and Duke Ludovico ‘il Moro’, with many an historical revelation in between, this is truly a fascinating walk through the streets of time.
[Starting Point: Ponte Coperto, lato città – Finishing Point: Duomo di Pavia/Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]
Startling tales of the ancient Longobard Kings who ruled Italy from Pavia for two hundred years. From miracles and heroism to sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in the midst of the Dark Ages.
[Starting Point: Ponte Coperto, lato città – Finishing Point: Basilica di San Teodoro/Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]
Ghosts of Pavia
Love during the barbarian invasions, angels, demons, ghosts and seers and much more… The blood, sweat and tears of two thousand years mixed together: that’s the colour of the cobble-stones in Pavia.
[Starting Point: Ponte Coperto, lato Piazzale Ghinaglia – Finishing Point: University Coffee Shop/Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]
Tall, handsome, red-haired, with piercing blue eyes and perfect white teeth, a warrior, a strategist, a tyrant, a visionary. The life of the greatest Holy Roman Emperor, in his second home, Pavia.
[Starting Point: San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro – Finishing Point: San Michele/Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]
The Philosopher Saints
Pavia is home to the relics of no less than four saints, including the great Saint Augustine of Hippo, and has touched the lives of many more. If the world is a book, as Saint Augustine said, then Pavia is a page you must read.
[Starting Point: Castello Visconteo, main entrance – Finishing Point: Duomo di Pavia/Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]
Leonardo, A Renaissance Genius
Bramante, Leonardo, Ludovico il Moro… The many faces of the Renaissance Man, from art to architecture, engineering and politics..
[Starting & finishing point: cortile della Rocca Vecchia (noto a Vigevano come Cavallerizza) /Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]
The Prisoners of Voghera
A saint who healed the masses, an evil banker, Voghera Mental Asylum and the underestimated housewife: haunting stories of the human mind.
[Starting Point: Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico – Finishing Point: Chiesa di San Rocco/Disponibile in Inglese e Italiano]