Visit Certosa di Pavia, the most beautiful monastery in Northern Italy, with a 5-Star Licensed Guide. Admire its architecture and art, and discover local history and legends. Extended option: see also highlights of Pavia and visit the Pavia Cathedral.

  • Visit the Certosa di Pavia Monastery with a 5-Star Licensed Guide
  • Admire architecture and art in the monastery: frescos, paintings and statues
  • Hear historical facts, cultural anecdotes and urban legends of Lombard, Italy
  • Explore the city of Pavia and visit the Pavia Cathedral (only in 8-hour option)
  • Enjoy private car transfers with a pickup and drop-off in Milan

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  • 4 -8 Hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
  • Car Transport
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Add a touch of adventure to your stay in Milan by visiting Certosa di Pavia, a historic church and monastery in the city of Pavia. We will organise everything for your perfect city break, allowing you to fully enjoy the soul-inspiring atmosphere and beauty of one of the largest sanctuaries in Italy. Experience spirituality at a historic Carthusian monastery!

Choose the 4-hour option to visit Certosa di Pavia, taking advantage of private transportation direct from your Milan accommodation. Enjoy a private tour of the Certosa monastery with a Private Guide who is fluent in your native language. The expert commentary will help you appreciate the history and artistry of this remarkable monument. Marvel at its grand architecture, with elements of Gothic, Lombard and Renaissance

Certosa di Pavia is a true work of art, combining Gothic, Lombard and Renaissance architecture with beautiful sacred art. Marvel at its richly decorated façade inspired by the Duomo of Milan, and step inside to admire countless sculptures, frescoes and paintings depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments, saints, prophets, historical figures and legendary heroes. Immerse yourself in the story of Cistercian monks.

Choose the 8-hour option to enhance your experience with a visit to the charming city of Pavia. Explore the historic centre with a Local Guide and see highlights such as the imposing 14th century Visconti Castle, the University of Pavia and the church of Santa Maria del Carmine. Visit the stunning red-brick Pavia Cathedral, enjoy its architecture and art, and learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s contribution to its design. Another point of interest will be Ponte Coperto, a unique bridge spanning the River Ticio with a covered walkway and a small chapel in the middle. The guide will also help you find the best souvenirs shop, restaurants and cafes to explore in your free time.

  • Private Trip to Certosa di Pavia Monastery and the city of Pavia by Car (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in your chosen language
  • Free admission to Certosa di Pavia Monastery
  • Free admission to Pavia Cathedral (only in 8-hour option)
  • Private transportation with a pickup and drop-off at your Milan accommodation
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Tour of Pavia and free admission to Pavia Cathedral (in 4-hour option)

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Meeting point

Pickup and drop-off at your Milan accommodation

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. A guided tour of the city of Pavia with entry to the Pavia Cathedral is not included in the basic 4-hour option.
  • Church tours during scheduled events (such as the daily, Sunday and holiday masses) are limited. If Pavia Cathedral is closed at the time of your visit, we will replace it with the Basilica di San Michele Maggiore or a similar attraction.
  • We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a large van for groups of 5 people and more. If you’re travelling in a smaller group but want to travel in a more spacious car, we recommend booking a tour for 5 people to take advantage of a larger vehicle.
  • During the 8-hour tour, lunch can be arranged upon request.