Participants will be lodged at Colleggio Borromeo

tl_files/uploads/images/Collegio_Borromeo_(Pavia).jpg It was founded to provide an adequate moral education – in accordance with the Counter-Reformation atmosphere of that time – to students who were intellectually talented but financially poor, and therefore unable to enroll at University of Pavia.
During the XVII and XVIII centuries the college was attended mostly by jurists who were to hold positions in the government, in the State of Milan and in the Catholic Church’s administration: Cesare Monti, Federico Visconti, Giuseppe Pozzobonelli; cardinal-archbishops of Milan such as Marco Arese, chief of the Supreme Court and highest office in the whole State; Giorgio Clerici, President of the Senate; tl_files/uploads/images/chiostro internoBorromeo.jpgseveral bishops and cardinals such as Giuseppe Alessandro Furietti, an expert of ancient mosaics.
In the years to come, the following students graduated from Borromeo: Pietro Custodi, associate of minister Prina; Giuseppe Ferrari, representative of the Republican-Federalist school of thought and protagonist of the “Risorgimento”; Contardo Ferrini, distinguished teacher of Roman Law and ordained “blessed” by the Catholic Church; Scipione Ronchetti, Justice Minister during the governments of Giolitti and Tittoni, presenter of the law on “condanna condizionale”.

The majority of the University of Pavia Faculty (around 250 teachers, researchers and doctorate students) graduated from Almo Collegio Borromeo.
In 2009 the Women’s Section was opened, so that equal study rights could be granted to 50 female students.



at Hotel Excelsior


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and at University of Pavia guest house.