Our Italian courses in Pavia offer a pleasant setting to study Italian in a historically rich environment.
Known as the City of the Lombards in the 10th Century, Pavia has a population of about 73,000 people and is only 35 kms from Milan.
It is the capital of the Pavia region.
Go for a historic tour and see if you can identify some of the Italian proverbs, poems, or historical facts whilst learning Italian in Pavia.
Roam through the museums and be sure to visit Pavia Castle, which was built between 1360 and 1365. Graced with extraordinarily rich artistic forms, and rows of galleries with mullioned windows and perforated rose-windows.
Pavia is also home to hundreds of towers with only a few still erect. But be sure to visit these beautiful works of architecture.
A lively, young and dynamic town
Pavia is also a major Italian university town. The city has many colleges, universities, including the University of Pavia (founded in 1361), and academic institutions.
About 24,000 Italian and international students live and study in Pavia, bringing a young and dynamic atmosphere to this charming medieval town.
And for gastronomy enthusiasts, Pavia is also a city well-known for its unique and delectable regional food.
Be sure to try the local cuisine like Peverada or the ‘Goose with Savoy cabbage’ or Lombardy’s cold cuts, or Pavia’s famous local cheeses …accompanied of course with Lombardian wines!
Getting to Pavia
It’s very easy to reach Pavia by car, bus or train from Milan.
By air, the closest airports are either Milan airport, Linate and Malpensa, or Bergamo airport, Orio al Serio.
The fastest route from Milan to Pavia by car is via Strada Provinciale and it takes approximately 50 minutes.