Civic Museums of Pavia
The Civic Museums of Pavia , in the Lombard city of the same name, have been based in the Castello Visconteo , built by Galeazzo II Visconti between 1360 and 1365, since the Second World War.
The visit to the Civic Museums takes place in rooms that still preserve precious frescoes from the Visconti and Sforza periods. Despite being deprived of the northern wing with which the ducal residence overlooked the Park, thus joining the Certosa, the Castle maintains intact the evocative harmony of the masterpiece, one of the most distinguished of Lombard late Gothic architecture.
The Civic Museums of Pavia preserve a heritage of art and history particularly linked to the city and its territory , with unique masterpieces such as Lombard goldsmith pieces, the plutei of Santa Maria Teodote, the 12th century floor mosaics , the wooden model del Duomo, but also paintings by famous artists such as Gentile da Fabriano, Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Vincenzo Foppa, Ambrogio Bergognone, Hayez, Federico Faruffini, Zandomeneghi and so on.
The collections are divided over three floors and include the archaeological and Lombard section, the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance section, the Malaspina Art Gallery with works from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century and that of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the nineteenth century picture gallery, the Civic School of Painting, the Morone Collection, the Pavese Landscapes of the 1900s, the 900/2000 Section; the Risorgimento Museum, the First World War Room, the modern sculpture section and Gipsoteca, the Collector's Room, the one dedicated to the Battle of Pavia and the Visconti Library, as well as spaces used for temporary exhibitions in the Rivellino room and in the Stables .