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Pilgrim trail recommended route Stage 23

Via Francigena: Garlasco - Pavia

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  • Garlasco
    Garlasco
    Photo: Robi Müller, Pilgerwege Italien
m 150 100 50 25 20 15 10 5 km Pavia: Duomo Garlasco: Chiesa di San Rocco Ponte Coperto Cascina Morgarolo Borgio Ticino Gropello Cairoli Lido di Pavia Villanova D'Ardenghi Cascina Miradolo Fiume Ticino
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Distance 26.1 km
6:41 h
35 m
43 m
96 m
53 m
Today we will not only remain in the province of Pavia, but will get to its capital, the city of Pavia. Pavia is situated at the shore of the river Ticino, which originates in a Swiss canton with the same name. We crossed a forest the day before which is part of the area «Parco Lombardo Valle del Ticino». We will be hiking through this «Parco» to Pavia, but it´s not a park as we are used to. This park here consists of rice fields, unirrigated acres, forests, villages and even industrial zones. However, this area is in the valley of the Ticino river, so let´s get used to its name.
The first larger village today is Groppello Cairoli, where we can get food and beverages. We can do so as well in the next village with the soundful name of Villanova D´Ardenghi. After 16 km of hiking, we come to the River Ticino, along which we will now hike until we reach Pavia.
There we will coss the river on the «Ponte Coperto», a roofed bridge. The bridge had been built by Romans, and the roof has been added during the Middle Ages. During World War II, the bridge had been destroyed, and was rebuilt later in the same style, but twice as large as it used to be. One of the highlights of Pavia is the Basilika San Michele, but Pavia has much more to offer, so why not take a day off and enjoy sightseeing.

Note(s)
The «Via Francigena» is one of the 3 main christian pilgrimage trails of the Middle Ages, the main axis leading from Canterbury to Rome. This documentation currently covers the most frequented section from Lausanne to Rome.

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Difficulty
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Highest point
96 m
Lowest point
53 m
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Track types

Asphalt 13.29%Dirt road 14.09%Forested/wild trail 14.80%Path 24.17%Road 13.12%Unknown 20.49%
Asphalt
3.5 km
Dirt road
3.7 km
Forested/wild trail
3.9 km
Path
6.3 km
Road
3.4 km
Unknown
5.4 km
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Rest stops

Garlasco: Chiesa di San Rocco
Pavia: Duomo
Gropello Cairoli
Villanova D'Ardenghi
Lido di Pavia

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Start

Garlasco bei der Chiesa di San Rocco (95 m)
Coordinates:
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45.195817, 8.922244
DMS
45°11'44.9"N 8°55'20.1"E
UTM
32T 493892 5004706
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Destination

Pavia beim Duomo

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Coordinates

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45.195817, 8.922244
DMS
45°11'44.9"N 8°55'20.1"E
UTM
32T 493892 5004706
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
26.1 km
Duration
6:41 h
Ascent
35 m
Descent
43 m
Highest point
96 m
Lowest point
53 m
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