to reach Pavia
Pavia is about 40 kilometers South of
Milan in the North of Italy. It can be reached:
The closest airports are in Milan; , smaller but easier to reach,
Also Orio al Serio (BGY) is usually included in the Milan
area airports (MIL) but we don't suggest to use it because difficult to reach.
A taxi from any airport to Pavia will cost you a lot (100-170 Euro): ask the driver before you take it.
From Linate it could be convenient to take a shutte to Milano Centrale railway station and then continue by train to Pavia. It leaves just in front of the domestic arrival terminal every 20 minutes, the trip takes about half an hour.
From Malpensa several shuttles go to Milan. The trip takes about one hour (during rush hours it could take longer).
There is also a shuttle connecting Pavia to the Linate airport directly. It is not very frequent, but if your flight fits the schedule it is a great solution. For information see the Migliavacca
home page (in italian) or directly the bus timetable
(last update 01/01/2010)
trains between Milano and Genova stop in Pavia. Informations
and schedule can be found
Ferrovie dello Stato.
highway passes through Pavia. The highways are drawn
in blue in the following map (click on the image
to view it full size).
The closest highway is the A7
Milano-Genova. Take exit Bereguardo (Pavia Nord) and follow the
signs to Pavia. If you are traveling on A21
East (from Piacenza) you can use exit
Broni-Stradella and follow the signs to
Pavia; if you are coming
from West (from Torino), take
A7 North (to
Milano) in Tortona and exit in Bereguardo.
If you are coming via the A1
Milano-Bologna (direction North) you can either
use exit Casalpusterlengo and follow the signs
to Pavia or take A21
West (to Torino) in Piacenza (this second possibility
is longer but preferable in case of trafic jams or
In any case,
after you are in Pavia, take the
"Tangenziale Ovest" and exit at "Istituti Universitari"
(first exit coming from Milano).
IMATI is located in the
"Polo Universitario del
(this is the direction
you are supposed to tell the taxi driver,
for instance, in order to help
him/her locating the Institute). If you want to come here by bus, you might want to take a look at the
site where you can download the schedule (click on "orari autobus"). The lines which pass close to the Campus are number 3
and number 7
(stops Ferrata/Tangenziale Ovest and Cascinazza/Ferrata, take the stop which comes first, depending on your direction
MAP OF PAVIA
NW) with a black circle about the IMATI
(click on the image to view it full size).
Other maps of Pavia can be found at the
website (click on "Mappe della città").