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Visconti Castle
Foto Pavia: Visconti Castle
It is a wing of the Visconti Castle, which was built for Gian Galeazzo Visconti; the walls are covered with a characteristic red brickwork. It has two embattled towers and a huge court yard closed with arcades. The great Italian poet Francesco Petrarca worked here; he was called by Gian Galeazzo Visconti to take care of his library.
Pavia University
Foto Pavia: Pavia University
Town symbol, the Pavia University (in the picture an interior court) is one of the oldest in Italy. The Pavia University is entirely mainly articulated in courts flanked by colonnades. Still today, it has the yellow color of the public Austrian offices. The University hired illustrious eloquence professors like Vincenzo Monti and Ugo Foscolo.
The Broletto and Pavia Dome
Foto Pavia: The Broletto and Pavia Dome
On the background the majestic octagonal dome of Pavia's Cathedral. The Cathedral houses the Christ Crown's Thorns. In close up the Broletto Palace, the oldest in all Lombardy, which was in the middle age the symbol of the municipal independence. The building was originally "C" planned but lately another wing was added in order to turn its plan in an elliptical shape.
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