Castello Visconteo in Pavia
Castello Visconteo in Pavia

Scuderie del Castello Visconteo (Pavia)


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Exhibitions of international stature

The Scuderie del Castello Visconteo (Stables of the Visconti Castle) in Pavia is an exhibition space that regularly hosts exhibitions of international stature. The past years have seen retrospective exhibitions on Monet, Rembrandt, Chagall, Matisse, Renoir and many others.

The Visconti Castle was commissioned in 1360 by Galeazzo II Visconti, member of the Visconti dynasty and ruler of Milan, after having taken the city of Pavia. The castle included a large park used for hunting, which originally stretched for more than ten kilometres all the way to the Certosa di Pavia. On 24 February 1525 this park was the scene of the Battle of Pavia, which ended the Italian War of 1521–26 between France and Spain.

For centuries the castle was used as barracks, until it was bought by the city of Pavia and restored during the 1920s. After the second world war the City Museums were housed in the castle, later followed by the exhibition space now known as the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo.

Practical Information

Viale XI Febbraio 35, Pavia, Italy
+39 0382 33676
Opening Times
Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 20:00

Last admission 60 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 24 December

How To Get There

Train : Pavia is easily reached from Milan by either the suburban line S13 (around 60 mins) or the main line (around 30 mins). From the station it is a short walk to Castello Visconteo (around 15 mins). See for train times.

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Past Exhibitions

Tranquillo Cremona, Portrait of Nicola Massa (1867)

Tranquillo Cremona e la Scapigliatura (Pavia)

The exhibition Tranquillo Cremona e la Scapigliatura at the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo in Pavia explores the Scapigliatura art movement, and in particular one of its main representatives, the Pavia-born painter Tranquillo Cremona (1837-1878). Scapigliatura was a literary and artistic movement that developed in northern … [read more]

Silvestro Lega, I Fidanzati (1869)

I Macchiaioli (Pavia)

The exhibition I Macchiaioli at the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo in Pavia investigates the protagonists and the development of the Macchiaioli, the art movement that was essential for the birth of modern Italian painting. The Macchiaioli movement was active in the second half of the … [read more]