"An ancient city" Pavia by uglyscot
Pavia Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 163 photos
Pavia [ancient Ticinum] lies in south west Lombardy, 35 km from Milan. It is in a fertile area producing wine, cereals and dairy produce.
It has pre-Roman origins and was originally a military site. It became the capital of the Lombards after they conquered the region.
There are a number of fine churches and buildings dating back to the 12th century. It also has an old well-established university dating back to the 1300s. Before that there was a school from around 850 BC to 850 AD .
It was because my father was tracing his ancestors that he took me , my 4 children and my brother's two girls to find a marble stone where some one mentions a famous doctor that father thought was 'ours'. That was because there was an encyclopaedia inour family house with reference to one of Pavia's staff members who had our name,
All I really remember of the place is its age. It felt and looked old. It was not difficult to imagine centuries of students walking through the cloisters, though there was nobody around when we were there.
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