• Storia e paesaggio
    Art and
    History
  • Il cielo d'oltrepo
    Oltrepo'
    Sky
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    Nature
    and Sport
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    Thermae
    and Wellness
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    Historical
    Winery
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    and Flavor
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OLTREPO' PAVESE in a nutshell

LANDSCAPE AND NATURE

Characteristic medieval villages, some of which are included in the elite of the "most beautiful villages in Italy" as Fortunago, Zavattarello, Varzi or Volpedo.
Extraordinary bio-diversity, among the highest in Italy, making the Oltrepò ideal place for eco-tourism.
In the Province with more fortresses and castles in Italy.
An eye also to the starry sky, thanks to modern astronomical observatory in one of the areas with less light pollution in Italy.
The only place in the Lombardia region where, during a sunny day, you can see the sea!

 

WELLNESS AND RELAX
Three Terme  for wellness and healing, all from natural source.


SPORT
Famous hills - even abroad - to be considered perfect for a bike ride, or mountain biking, for the discovery of a pristine landscape. The Champion Fausto Coppi also began here.
Or for a nice walk in nature or a trekking tour over a thousand meters.
Also for horseback riding: Several stables and a Ranch in Voghera among the best equipped in Italy.
2 Golf courses with 18 holes and 1 to 9 in less than 20 minutes away from each other
A brand new Adventure Park to live in the treetops exciting challenges with friends or colleagues

WINE AND FOOD
Unique, different and very excellent wines and historic wineries to be visited.
Typical products and excellent food: Salame di Varzi DOP, ravioli DECO, special cheeses, honey, mushrooms, peaches, truffles (white and black), apples, etc..
Many little farms that rely on organic products (both farms that farmers).

HISTORY, MYTHS, LEGENDS
During the war of the Italian independence, an Austrian division was not satisfied by the orders received and hide  among our hills where  took a nice “historical” hangover. For this reason the vine was called: Buttafuoco.
Dante Alighieri and the troubadours used to come to seek inspiration in Oltrepò for their poems of love. Oramala castel is one of the places where they used to stay.
The wife of George IV disappointed by her marriage chose this land where escape and rebuild her life.
It seems that King Edward II of England has selected the Oltrepò to spend the last years of his life.

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