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PAVIA tos be distant only 38 kilometers from Milan and to the center from the highway and railway axis that connects Milan with Genoa; Pavia is therefore easy raggiungibile with whichever means.
Pavia is characterized from a urbanistico system of roman origin that has been maintained nearly unchanged in the centuries. The "chessboard" of isolates to you squared gives back to us, in correspondence of the crossing between the two main viari aces (thistle and decuman) the area of the ancient hole that re-united in himself the three functions, politics, social and trades them.
THE PAVIA TERRITORY
Pavia rises on the left river of the Ticino river, to approximately five kilometers from its confluence with the Po river. In the years the water has had a fundamental role is like vital element that like means of transport and commerce. Beyond to the Ticino we remember the presence of others two small rivers, the Navigliaccio and the Vernavola, than they delimited it in one risen of island to shape of Trapeze. This answered concretely to the requirements of the first populations allocates them (around the 4000-3000 a.C., and mainly to the takeovers in late age of the Bronze (2000-900 a.C.) for which it is assessed like the Ticino was one broken off fluvial dedicated to the commerce.
Extended on the rivers of Ticino and limited to south from the handles of the Po and the first collinari reliefs and to east from the risaie of the Lomellina, Pavia (or "Ticinum" as it was called anciently) is one millenarian city historical and cultural tradition. After the Roman Empire it was center of the civilization of the Goti and divenne understood them of the Longobardo Reign; in this period it came arrichhita of extraordinary monumental testimonies. The splendid Romanesque closing between the XI and XIII the century are visible in the cathedral, the palaces and the svettanti Towers in tile that have rendered famous Pavia. The visconteo-sforzesca age leaves its more important testimony in the Visconteo Castle, hour center of the Civic Museums. Beyond that place of svago and stay, Pavia is center of ancient "university studium" (University of the Studies of Pavia), upgraded in XVIII the century from Maria Teresa of Austria and today center to the vanguard, that it receives students from every part of Europe.
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