Pavia and the Oltrepò Pavese area are represented by hills gently covered with rows, slow and dilated rhythms that follow the course of the seasons, villages full of charm where time seems to have stopped: the Hotel San Gaudenzio is the ideal starting point to discover this corner of Italy and the suggestions it brings with it.
An area with an agricultural vocation, located on the border between Emilia Romagna, Piedmont and Liguria, where great labels such as Barbera, Pinot, Risling, Moscato and many others are born in the Oltrepò Pavese: this strongly characterizes the landscape with the changing shades of the vines and the presence of medieval villages that alternate with wineries and farmhouses.
The best destination for sophisticated tourism in search of relaxation, well-being and authenticity.
Among the most beautiful villages in Italy we recall Varzi, one of the most characteristic and fascinating places around Pavia, the center of passage of the salt road, Golferenzo, home of the finest wines, dotted with evocative stone houses, Zavattarello, which was born as a place of production of slippers, dominated by the beautiful Castello dal Verme, and Fortunago, with the remains of the ancient fortress and the Church of San Giorgio.
The Oltrepò Pavese is a land of majestic castles and they all have a story to tell..
The castle of Montalto Pavese, perched on the heights of the town of the same name, Branduzzo, with its imposing city walls, the Castle of Voghera, which belonged to the historic Visconti family and Pietra de’ Giorgi, which in the past was the scene of the clash between the Guelphs and Ghibellines.
Finally, engaging food and wine itineraries will tickle your senses, romantic walks in the vineyard with tasting, picnics in nature immersed in the lush hilly vegetation.
The surroundings of Pavia offer ever-changing experiences and emotions to be savored slowly, we will help you organizing a tailor-made itinerary for an exclusive journey through flavours, aromas, artistic and natural beauties.