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Dating back over 2,000 years, the city of Pavia (pop. 71,000) served as the capital of Lombard and Carolingian Empires from ca. 600AD - 1100AD.



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    Muy agradecida por tu comentario Pilar. Gracias
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  • La plaza de la ciudad es preciosa como toda Pavia, pero pensar que pueda tener 700 años, que maravillosa ciudad, la música de tus presentaciones es magnífica y creo que nunca te lo comenté. Gracias por esta belleza, Pilar
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  • Dating back over 2,000years, the city of Pavia(pop. 71,000) served asthe capital of Lombardand CarolingianEmpires from ca.600AD - 1100AD.
  • The construction (presentlystill unfinished in someminor details) of TheCathedral of Pavia wasbegun in the 15th centuryon the site of two pre-existing Romanesquecathedrals (Santo Stefanoand Santa Maria delPopolo). The cathedralhouses the remains of St.Sirus, first bishop of Pavia..
  • The cathedral was begunin 1488 under architectCristoforo Rocchi, soonreplaced by GiovanniAntonio Amadeo and GianGiacomo Dolcebuono.
  • The original project, with anave and two aislesflanked by semicircularniches and a large centraldome, was influenced byBramante, some details ofit later appearing in St.Peters Basilica in Rome.Also Leonardo da Vinci isknown to have contributedto the project.
  • The centraldome, with anoctagonal plan,is 97 m tall. It isthe fourth inItaly in size,after St. Peters,the Pantheonand FlorenceCathedral. TheCathedralhouses theChrist CrownsThorns.
  • On the background themajestic octagonal dome ofPavias Cathedral. In closeup the Broletto Palace, theoldest in all Lombardy,which was in the middle agethe symbol of the municipalindependence.Next to the cathedral wasthe Civic Tower (TorreCivica).
  • Next to the cathedral was the Civic Tower (Torre Civica), known in 1330and enlarged in 1583, which collapsed on March 17 1989, killing severalpeople. Both Broletto and the Civic Tower were for more than a thousandyears the symbol of the autonomy and authority of the Free Commune.The former as the seat of the powers, of the election meetings andsometimes of the Notaries and Merchants’ Corporations; the latter, symbolbuilt toward the sky to call and gather the people with the sound of its bellsand to reassert the Commune’s power just beside the Cathedral.
  • The Broletto Palaceand Pavias CathedralIt is a compositionthat cannot beconceived separatelyeven if between thetwo monuments thereis a distance ofseveral metres. TheBroletto is the oldestbuilding in Lombardybelonging to theCommune Age. Itsname comes from“Brolio” that is thearea in which thepeople of a FreeCommune used togather. For almost athousand years it hasbeen the heart ofPavia
  • Palazzo del Broletto
  • The Regisole("Sun King") wasa bronzeclassical or LateAntiqueequestrianmonument,highly influentialduring the ItalianRenaissance butdestroyed in1796.
  • The Regisole ("Sun King")was originally erected atRavenna, but wasremoved to Pavia in theMiddle Ages, where itstood on a column beforethe cathedral, as anemblem of communalpride and Pavias deepconnection with imperialRome
  • According to differentmodern scholars thesubject was possiblyTheodoric the Great,King of the Ostrogoths(reigned 471-526), or itwas "probably a Romanwork of the third centuryAD", or "possiblySeptimius Severus, withseveral latermodifications" (he wasemperor 193-211)
  • After the FrenchRevolution, the Regisolewas destroyed by theJacobin Club in Pavia in1796, since it wasconsidered a symbol ofmonarchy.In 1937 sculptorFrancesco Messina wasentrusted with theexecution of a copy,according to ancientreproductions. The newRegisole, a 6-meterhigh bronze statueplaced on a base oftravertine, wasrelocated to the front ofthe Cathedral of Paviaand solemnlyinaugurated onDecember 8, 1937.The most recentmonograph of its historyis Cesare Saletti, IlRegisole di Pavia, 1997.
  • La CupolaArnaboldi (1882)Corso MazziniArnaboldi Gallerywas built by theMayor of Pavia,count BernardoArnaboldiCazzaniga,between 1880 and1882, perhapsinspired by themagnificentGallery of Milan in1867.
  • ArnaboldiGallery inPavia wasplace forcommercialand agriculturaltrading andwas alsoknown as theindoor market.
  • ArnaboldiGallery iscomposed of asingle centraloctagonalroom, coveredby a glass andiron Dome, twoshort tunnelsfor entranceand exit and aportico to thesquare oflinen.
  • "Piazza della Vittoria" (VictorySquare) in the hearth of Pavia,is about 700 years old.
  • Piazza della Vittoria Pavia
  • Piazza dellaVittoria PaviaVictory Square
  • The walls and the bastionswere demolished between theend of the last century and thebeginning of the present one.Some parts of them can still beseen;All that remained of the hugemedieval fortifications of thefamous battle between KingFrancis I of France and theGerman emperor Charles V.The Battle of Pavia, fought onthe morning of 24 February1525, was the decisiveengagement of the Italian Warof 1521–26.Fresco Chiesa di S.Teodoro
  • Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
  • the monument to the Cairoli family, heroes during the Risorgimentodedicato dalla Patria 1900opera dello scultore Enrico CassiPiazza del lino
  • Palazzo Mezzabarba the Town HallThe residence of Mezzabarba Counts was planned following the Late Baroque style (Rococò) by architectGiovanni Antonio Veneroni in the years 1728-1730 and it became seat of the Town Hall in 1875.
  • The statue of AugustusCaesar in Town Hall Squareis a replica of the originalstatue that depicts CaesarOctavian, later calledAugustus Caesar, born in 63BC and died in A.D. 14 inNola near Naples.
  • From the entrance and thehall rich in columns, it ispossible to reach the hall onthe first floor (presently theCouncil Hall) painted withmythological themes byGiovanni Antonio Borronifrom Cremona. Some otherhalls still preserve painteddecorations and sometimescurious pieces of furniture.
  • The statue that weadmire in PiazzaMunicipio is cast inbronze and isperfect in everydetail.It was donated tothe Municipality ofPavia in 1936 by theHead of theGovernment at thetime, BenitoMussolini during hisvisit to Pavia tousher in the newCity Hall and theImperial Bridge justbeen completed.
  • Orto Botanico
  • Teatro Fraschini
  • San Michele Maggiore can be consideredthe prototype of other important medievalchurches in Pavia such as San Pietro inCiel dOro and San Teodoro
  • Basilica di San Michele Maggiore, striking example of Lombard-Romanesque style.
  • The church of the Franciscan Preaching Friars was begun in 1228 and ended in1298. The apse, shaped as a Greek cross, is built on five large spans coveredby pointed arches cross-vaults. The long nave has a wooden truss roof. Thebuilding material is terracotta bricks like other churches in Pavia.
  • San FrancescoIl Gotico lombardo
  • SanFrancescoIl GoticolombardoPiazza SanFrancescodAssisi
  • Parco dei bersaglieri
  • Parco deibersaglieriGaribaldi and theResorgimentomonument(by Egidio Pozzi diMilano)Giuseppe Garibaldi(1807 –1882) wasan Italian generaland politician. He isconsidered, withCamillo Cavour,Victor Emmanuel IIand GiuseppeMazzini, as one ofItalys "fathers ofthe fatherland".
  • Text: InternetPictures: Internet & Melinda HorvatCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş Giulio Briccialdi - Solo Romantico Op.72