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PAVIA

Situated only 35 kilometres south of Milan and linked by suburban rail, Pavia (originally Ticinum) enjoys the advantages and services of its near neighbour. However, it offers a calm, captivating and cooperative environment with a higher quality of life. The province of Pavia is known for agricultural products including wine, rice, cereals, and dairy products. Founded in Roman times, Pavia’s population today is made up of approximately 70,000 inhabitants and 24,000 students.

It was the Longobard capital from 568-774, and its fascination remains intact with the centre’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches and elegant buildings, all bordered by the River Ticino.

Pavia’s Monuments

Pavia is a place for students to call home. It has a series of sports centres, including those run by CUS (Centre for University Sports), as well as many cultural attractions. There are 19 museums and collections, 2 multi-use cultural centres, many libraries, 4 cinemas and theatres, 10 sociocultural meeting places, a music conservatory, and 2 civic schools of music and arts.

The countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts, meeting places, and university sports events combine to create an ideal place to live and study.

HOW TO REACH PAVIA
  • BY PLANE

Students can fly to one of Milan’s three airports: Malpensa (90 km from Pavia), Linate (50 km from Pavia) or Orio al Serio (70 km from Pavia).

MALPENSA AIRPORT

Several buses (Malpensa Shuttle – 10€) and trains (Malpensa Express – 13€) connect the airport to Milan’s central railway station, from which it is possible to take a train to Pavia (4-9€).

LINATE AIRPORT

Regular bus service connects Linate to downtown Milan (ATM Milano Line 73 – 2€) and to Milan’s central railway station (Linate Shuttle – 5€). From Milan’s central railway station it is possible to take a train to Pavia (4-9€).

ORIO AL SERIO AIRPORT

Several buses (Orio Shuttle – 10€) connect the airport to Milan’s central railway station, from which it is possible to take a train to Pavia (4-9€).

  • BY TRAIN

Most European cities are connected to Milan’s central railway station by direct trains.

From Milan’s central railway station to Pavia there are two train options: regional ones (4€) and intercity ones (9€). Other Milan’s railway stations -such as Milan Rogoredo, Milan Bovisa, Milan Porta Garibaldi- are connected to Pavia through regional trains, as well.

HOW TO MOVE AROUND PAVIA AND SURROUNDINGS
  •  BY URBAN BUS

Pavia’s local bus company is called Autoguidovie Pavia. You can buy urban tickets (1,30€) at the newsstand/tobacco shop, on board (with an extra charge), or directly on the app “Autoguidovie”, which is available in several languages. On the app you can plan your journey and check the bus schedule for each stop.

Unipv and Autoguidovie offer all students UNIPASS, an urban bus pass for the whole academic year at 20€. In order to obtain your pass, follow these instructions.

  • BY BIKE AND CAR SHARING

Pavia in Bici is the bike sharing service provided by the city of Pavia. At a price of 20€ per year it is possible to borrow a bike in one of the different bike parks. Each time the first hour of use is completely free.

E-vai is the car sharing service provided by the Lombardy Region. At a price of 6€ per hour users can borrow an eco-friendly car to move and park for free in the whole Region (even in restricted areas of the city centre).

  •  BY EXTRA-URBAN BUS

Autoguidovie buses also connect Pavia to Milan (every 30 minutes) and to the main towns of the Province of Pavia (Pavia area, Lomellina area, Oltrepò area).

In addition MarinoBus service connects Pavia to almost any part of Italy and to some cities in France.

Bus station: Viale Trieste 23, Pavia

  • BY TRAIN

From Pavia’s train station you can reach any medium-big city in Italy. Trains to Milan run every 20 minutes.

Train station: Piazzale della Stazione, Pavia

  • BY FLIXBUS

Unipv and FlixBus offer all students a 10% discount, which is valid once a month on national and international rides. First of all you have to email richiesta.password@flixbus.it from your University email address (subject “Password request, University of Pavia/home University”; include your name and University in the email body). Then you will receive a personal password to insert here in order to request your discount code to be used on FlixBus website or on the app.

The nearest FlixBus stops are located in Milan.

Please note that if you regularly have to travel to Milan you can buy a bus/train/metro or all-inclusive monthly pass at a special price for students.

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