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Piazza Teofilo Folengo 3, Mantova, 46100, Italy
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The Cathedral of St Peter
The dome in San Andreas, Mantova
Side view of the Palace in Mantova
11th Century Church in Mantova
Travel Tips for Mantova
SEE THEM...FEEL THEM... but cannot enter them
Moltissimi palazzi storici sono private abitazioni e quindi non accessibili al pubblico. (Studiosi e tecnici, probabilmente, ne hanno l'accesso). Altri sono proprietà pubblica ma, usati come uffici, in restauro o abbandonati a se stessi, non sono fruibili.
Largest Church: Basilica of Sant' Andrea
Basilica of Sant'Andrea is a Renaissance church and was first constructed to house the blood of Christ which was brought to Mantova (Mantua) the soldier who pierced the side of Christ on the cross; he was converted to Christianity and gathered earth bathed in Christ's blood.
He hid it in jars, and it was not discovered until 804 (8 centuries later). A sanctuary was built for these holy relics to be worshipped. There have been many renovations of the church, and 300 years lapsed between the original design and the final realization.
We found the interior to be airy and richly decorated. It has a Latin-cross plan, with a nave and square side chapels alternating with smaller chapels covered by cupolas.
We could not take interior pictures.
In the sixth chapel is an altarpiece with the Nativity, a fresco of the Crucifixion and the Discovery of the Most Precious Blood. There is a sarcophagi on either side of the altar which contain the relics of Longinus, the saint who brought the blood of Christ to Mantova (Mantua), and of Saint Gregorius Nazianzeno.
The dome of this church is huge and extraordinary. It is called a "Juvarra's Dome". The church is so large that it's impossible to remember everything about it. It is a site not to be missed.
The building which now houses the Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana was built for the empress Maria Theresa of Hapsburg.
The structure of the building is an outstanding example of the new idioms of Milanese Neoclassicism introduced into Mantova by architect Giuseppe Piermarini.
Surrounded with three lakes
Mantova is situated at the most eastern part of Italian province of Lombardy very close to one of the most visited places in Italy-Verona but much less touristical and much less visited. People who want to avoid to be overcrowded by other tourists and to feel real charm of northern Italy wouldn’t have to miss Mantova. It is historical town with well-preserved old city core. Huge complex of Ducal palace, great square, Te palace, cathedral simply must to be visited. Old part of town is surrounded with three big lakes that make feel that Mantova is island town.
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