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Maps-Directions

Transportation


by train:
from Milano Central Railway Station (Milano Centrale) there are trains every hour.

*: InterCity and EuroStar Trains, additional ticket required.

From the Pavia railway station square you can reach the University taking a taxi, the public bus number 3 (direction center, getting down at Vittoria Square, tickets may be purchased inside the station building) or on foot (less than one km).


by plane:
The airports nearest to Pavia are Milano Linate (LIN) and Milano Malpensa (MXP). Bus service between Pavia and both airports is available (serviced by SGEA Company).
Travel time: approx. 1 hour 35 mins


Pavia Bus Station is close to the Railway Station.
Otherwise, from these airports, you can reach Milano by bus or taxi and then Pavia by train.


by car:
If you travel by car from Milano or Genova you should drive through the A7 Highway (Milano-Genova); to get into Pavia take the Bereguardo (Pavia Nord ) exit, then go through the 'Raccordo per Pavia', take the 'tangenziale' of Pavia, and finally drive out at the Universita' exit. If you have rent a car at Linate airport, take the 'Tangenziale Est', then the 'Tangenziale Ovest' and finally get into the A7 Highway (direction 'Genova').
If you have rent a car at Malpensa airport take the A8 Highway, then the 'Tangenziale Ovest' and finally get into the A7 Highway (direction 'Genova').

General informations


Insurance:
It is recommended that you are covered by health insurance as well as general travel insurance for luggage.

Banking:
Normal banking hours in Pavia are Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 13:30 and from 14:45 to 16:15. Most automatic Teller Machines are open 24 hours.
MasterCard, VISA, EuroCard, American Express and Diners Club Cards are accepted practically everywhere.

Electrical current:
Italy's electricity voltage for domestic use is AC 220 volts, 50 Hz.

The standard plug is a two rounded ploged type. No 110 volts appliance can be used without a transformer. Adaptors and transformers are available at travel shops and hardware stores.

 

Pavia


Pavia is a small pleasant town about 20 miles south of Milano. Pavia hosts one of the first Universities in Europe, founded in 1371, and is where Alessandro Volta in 1799 discovered electricity. Other distinguished alumni of Pavia were Porro, Golgi, Forlanini.
The town is well connected by trains to Milano and is 20 miles from the Linate international airport.
At a walking distance from the centre you will find the Visconti's Castle (1400), the Cathedral (1500), several churches which are considered masterpieces of the lombard-gothic architecture, and a downtown of narrow roads with a unique middle-age flavour.
In the neighborhood you can also visit the magnificent Chartreuse (1500) and other famous castles (Belgioioso and Bereguardo).

 

Accomodation information


Hotels available in Pavia are listed below.

Name category address Telephone Fax Rooms
1 Moderno **** V.le Vittorio Emanuele 41 +39 0382 303401 +39 0382 25225 53
2 Aurora ** V.le Vittorio Emanuele 25 +39 0382 23664 +39 0382 21248 20
3 Excelsior *** Piazza Stazione +39 0382 28596 +39 0382 26030 25
4 Rosengarten   *** Piazza Policlinico +39 0382 526312 +39 0382 525186 60
5 Plaza **** S.S. 35 dei Giovi, S. Martino S. (3 km) +39 0382 559413 +39 0382 556085 53
6 Le Gronde **** S.S. 35 dei Giovi, Cava Manara (6 km) +39 0382 553942 +39 0382 553943 28

Hotels Plaza and Le Gronde are not served by bus.