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masterpiece of a city and unesco world heritage site. discover mantua and the history of the Gonzaga’s

andrea mantegna,
giants of palazzo te,
festivaletteratura,
a trip to sabbioneta.
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From the lakes of Mantua, Palazzo Ducale dominates an unforgettable skyline. It was designed by the Gonzaga together with the greatest artists of the time. The first and the most courted of them was Andrea Mantegna. Among other works, Ludovico II asked him to paint a fresco to celebrate his dynasty. The artist worked on the “Camera degli Sposi”. After nine years he unveiled the masterpiece and invented the most famous oculus of 15th century art.

 

Walking, slowly. In Piazza delle Erbe there is still the market. Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo del Podestà, the ancient Rotonda di San Lorenzo take us back to 900 years ago, at the time of the medieval Communes. From the café table you can see the astronomical clock on the tower. In September, the person at the next table could be a star of Festivaletteratura, the event that for the last 20 years has welcomed writers from all over the world, with hundreds of readings in piazzas, theaters and palaces.

On the scale of Giants. Palazzo Te is just outside the city, but it seems to be far away from the places of power. It was the villa where Federico II Gonzaga held his entertainment. Designed by Giulio Romano, the building surrounded by ...

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CULT CITY MAP/ Mantua in ten things to do and see

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“Andrea Mantegna’s sumptuous Camera degli Sposi at Palazzo Ducale: the most beautiful bridal chamber of the world”.
Eleonora Buratto
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CULT CITY LIFE/ Mantua THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

Mantua / FESTIVAL CITY

Crowds flock to Mantua every September for events with famous writers, yet the city is alive and kicking all year round. Discover all the must-see events

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Mantua / NATURAL BEAUTY

Discover Mantua like never before: from the Venice-style waterways to the islands of lotus leaves. Perfect for cycling and enjoying family time

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Mantua / NOT JUST SQUASH

Not just squash tortelli. Mantua’s gastronomic traditions draws on the House of Gonzaga’s love of cuisine, with masses of DOP-certified products

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CULT CITY GALLERY/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF Mantua

Palazzo Ducale, Mantua
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Museo di Palazzo D'Arco, Mantua
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Palazzo San Sebastiano, Mantua
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Basilica di Sant' Andrea, Mantua
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Teatro Bibiena, Mantua
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Rotonda di San Lorenzo, Mantua
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Piazza Erbe, Mantua
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Parco del Mincio, Mantua
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Palazzo Te, Mantua
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Biblioteca Teresiana, Mantua
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