Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Southern Lombardy includes the provinces of Cremona, Lodi, Mantova and Pavia of Lombardy, one of the northern regions of Italy. Geographically, it contains the part of the valley of the River Po, Italy's largest river, immediately north of the river, which to a large extent forms the border between Lombardy and Emilia Romagna.
- - a charming town, with one of the best medieval historic center in the county.
- - on the Po river, birthplace of the Stradivarius violin
The province of Pavia consists of a flat part in the valley of the rivers Po and Ticino and a hilly part, called the Oltrepò Pavese. The latter part, although hardly known abroad, is in fact the largest wine producing region of Lombardy and has its own typical regional wines like Bonarda, Buttafuoco, Sangue di Giuda. The province offers some important sights of which the abbey of Certosa di Pavia is the most important. The city of Pavia itself is a nice, calm, relaxing historical city, with several interesting sights (tomb of Augustine, Boethius).
Renaissance square of Vigevano
Hills and wineries of the OltrepòThe Oltrepo Pavese is the largest wine producing area of Lombardy, but probably also the least known one of all Italy. The reason for this is that all wine is produced for local use, Milanese clients and for use in the spumantes of other regions (Berlucchi). The area itself however is worth discovering and reminds one of Tuscany: smooth hills, vineyards, magnificent views, castles, medieval cities.
address: Montecalvo Versiggia
Pavia is a safe town