Religious, Spiritual sights in Pavia
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Crowning the town centre is the immense dome of Pavia’s red-brick cathedral, which is Italy’s third largest. Da Vinci and Bramante contributed to the design of the cathedral, which was begun in 1488 but not completed until the 19th century. In 1989, its bell tower collapsed, killing four people.
Barbarossa was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1155 at the Basilica di San Michele, built in the Romanesque style in 1090.