So, last weekend (19/20th) being such a beautiful weekend, I decided to bring my camera around with us as we went on our bikes around town.
I don’t really talk about my little town, Pavia. It’s very well known, especially in the north, and it’s considered one of the top 10 places to live in Italy, in fact, #10. I found this in other printed media, but can’t find any links online.
I think it’s considered nice because it’s a suburb, and it also has a university, a beautiful river, medical facilities…more about that below. Most of the people living there are commuters, university students or pensioners…which I guess doesn’t really exclude anyone, but they are very neat categories that don’t overlap. In fact, S, being a commuter and a student has created problems with our neighbors – they want to label us one or the other. We’re trying to lean them in the “commuter” direction since more discrimination is associated with “students.”
This is the view I get every morning biking to the station. Usually the sun is coming from that direction. At this point in my ride, I’m over halfway there, but just about to go up a big hill that will make me really sweaty and a freak at the station, so the dread is starting to kick in just about now. The river going under the bridge is called the Ticino. (If you’ll see, Wikipedia has the bridge of Pavia under the description of Ticino!)
You should read all about Pavia here. You will see that Pavia is an old town, dating back to Roman times when it was called Ticinum Papi