via Gramsci 1/f, S.Antonio di Porto Mantovano, Mantova, 46047, Italy
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This plaza was filled with outside vendors
Me in Mantova
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Mosquitos in Mantova
Help!! We are going to Italy in August of 2004. We are scheduled to go to Mantova, but have been scared by the descriptions of hot, humid weather in a city that is surrounded by swamplike water. Are mosquitos a problem when walking around town in the evening?
There is still time to change our plans. We would be miserable in a place that has a mosquito problem.
Re: Mosquitos in Mantova
It was some years ago that I spent any amount of summer time in Mantova. What I remember is that I wasn't bothered at all while walking about but that my cheapo hotel room was infested and horrible. I imagine that the class of hotel you're using could make all the difference. If you're staying someplace with air conditioning and firmly closed windows you shouldn't have any problem. If you're staying in a dive the choice is suffocate or be devoured.
Otherwise, it's a lovely place.
Re: Mosquitos in Mantova
A hotel with air conditioning is a must in that region in August, not only because of the mosquitos, but mainly because of the heat.
With regard to going around in the evenings, people use mosquito repellants. Some of them have nice scents. By the way, a product that was not originally created for this purpose but is very effective is the Skin-So-Soft oil by Avon.
Travel Tips for Mantova
Mosquito repellent: your best friend
CAPPELLO & OCCHIALI DA SOLE (estate)
SCIARPA & GUANTI (inverno)
HAT & SUNGLASSES (summer)
GLOVES & SCARF (winter) Non ? possibile scattare foto all'interno di musei e dimore storiche
Remeber that it is not allowed to take picture inside the majority of the historic palaces/museums ITALIANO
D'estate l'afa opprimente e l'assenza di vento possono rendere la vostra gita un tormento...portate un ventaglio!
Non dimenticate che la citt?, essendo circondata da laghi ? abitata da fameliche zanzare: portate un repellente e evitate profumi troppo forti (di sera)
As the summer is really hot and without wind you'd better bring a FAN.
...don't forget a mosquito repellent (a powerful one) because, being surrendered by 3 lakes make us not the only inhabitant of the city!!! Mosquitos are always hungry :(
Try to avoid strong parfumes in the evening
Rotonda di San Lorenzo
Rotonda di San Lorenzo is an circular Romanesque church, which is the oldest church in the town of Mantova, built in 1082 for Matilda of Canossa. In 1579 Guglielmo Gonzaga had the building closed to worship and partially torn down. It was subsequently incorporated into the adjycent buildings. In the beginning of the 20th century the church was brought back to light and the missing parts were rebuilt in a neo-Romanesque style.
The great Torre dell'Orologio, (Clock Tower), built in 1473, stands to the right of the Palazzo della Ragione. The present look of the tower is the result of a nineteenth-century restoration.
The clock at the center of the tower was originally built by the mathematician Bartolomeo Manfredi, with a mechanism that marked the months and the positions of the stars as well as the hours.
Below the clock, in a niche, is an seventeenth-century statue of the Madonna Immacolata, while the crowning of the Tower, by Antonio Maria Viani, dates to 1612.
This is only one of the many restaurants that are located in the center of Mantova. In the evening most of the seats are filled with locals who are enjoying the evening. A perfect city to stroll the streets in the evening.
"Downtown Outdoor Market"
On Thursday morning Mantova has a great outdoor market. Everything you could possibly think of is sold at the market. I was told that the local people of the town shop the market once a week rather than pay high prices that the local merchants charge. We enjoyed talking to the friendly market merchants. We thought it really funny watching people sort through the shoe stand. It looked like the really cheap shoes were in a huge pile. All the shoes were tossed into this pile and the customers had to dig through to find matching shoes... The more expensive shoe pile had the laces of the matching shoes tied together.
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