Pavia is a small city in Lombard Italy just south of Milano. It has a population of 68,000 people. When George did consulting for Olivetti in Milano, he met friends that lived in Pavia. It is a wonderful small town on the Ticino river. He remembers boat races on the river. Oh those Italian and their fast cars and boats! Pavia was the capital of the Kingdom of Lombards from 572 to 774.


Pavia – Wikipedia

Pavia 2

Boats raced under this bridge over the Ticino River

Pavia was famous in Italy for sewing machines. They were the best made you could buy. Today it is a combination of ancient and modern. Many of the people living there, work in Milano. Since Milano has such an influence on them, it is  high in fashion and Northern Italian cuisine.

There are many things to see in Pavia but don’t miss the Duomo and the Castello Visconteo.

George & Jo Anne



Categories: Eating Italian, Europe, General Travel, Italy, Lombardy, Milan, Pavia, Small Towns | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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