Reasons to visit Oltrepò Pavese in summer

Visit the lavender fields

There are places in Oltrepò Pavese that make you feel like you are in Provence. A journey through the scents and colours of the hills. From Godiasco Salice Terme to Ruino, Borgoratto Mormorolo, Varzi. The best time to see the fields in bloom is from mid-June to early July.

A night under the stars

Summer nights to be spent with your nose to the sky, discovering the wonders of the celestial vault, immersed in a natural environment of great beauty. An unforgettable experience at the Planetarium-Astronomical Observatory of Cà del Monte, in Cecima. Under one of the least polluted skies in north-west Italy.

Walking on the highest peaks

A walk in Brallo di Pregola, on the ridge of Monte Lesima, at an altitude of 1724 metres. On the highest mountain of the Oltrepò Pavese and among the beech woods. On clear days you can even see the Ligurian Sea. An escape from the summer heat.

Festivals and traditions

The summer in Oltrepò Pavese is full of moments where fun and good food are combined. You will be spoilt for choice. The Medieval Days in Zavattarello, the White Carnival in Cegni, the Calici di Stelle Festival and the Brüsadela Festival in Romagnese are just some of the events that have become part of the local tradition. There is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy a summer of history, folklore and local flavours.

Summer events in the Oltrepò

Cultural events, festivals and fairs. Here are some suggestions for visiting the Oltrepò Pavese area and discovering the culture, traditions, food and wine of a land that has so much to tell.

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