Mantova Things to Do

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  • 1. Palazzo Ducale

    I would say Palazzo Ducale is the main attraction in Mantova. The building is huge and actually consist in several different parts built in different time. It is open to visit Tuesday to Sunday from...

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  • 2. Basilica di Sant'Andrea

    See the glimpse of the majestic interior pf the Basilica di Sant'Andrea. This great monumental interior, in Latin-cross plan, have a nave and square side chapels alternating with smaller chapels...

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  • 3. Torre dell'Orologio

    Erected in 1473. Its huge clock was created by the mathematician Bartolomeo Manfredi and originally indicated not only the time but also the months and astronomic positions. Below the clock there's...

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  • 4. Duomo di San Pietro

    San Pietro is the main church of Mantova, it had an amazing neoclassical facade, white and adorned with statues, and the Gothic side is just as interesting with its spiky bricks ornaments. The...

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  • 5. Palazzo della Ragione

    Palazzo della Ragione, also known as Palazzo Nuovo, was built in 1250 after the adjacent Palazzo del Podesta to which it is connected by a passageway. Its present look is the result of modifications...

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  • 6. Rotonda di San Lorenzo

    This marvellous church is one of the oldest of the city. Built in the 11th century it was partially demolished when included in the Jewish Ghetto. It was finally restored in 1908 following the example...

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  • 7. St George's Castle

    Bartolino of Novara built St George's Castle in the late 14th century for the Gonzaga family. It was the linchpin of the city's defenses. Originally, it was surrounded by a moat, now filled in. The...

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  • 8. Visit Rigoletto from the Verdi Opera

    Chiara and Alex accompanied us to visit the famous jester Rigoletto, you can see in the last photo what Zohara, Chiara and Alex thought of his actions.A short...

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  • 9. Visit Chiesa di San Francesco

    this church is close to the train station and is worth a visit just to realize how different it is from the sumptuous San Pietro dome.You might know that...

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  • 10. Visit Domus Romana

    This was a real surprise! During some works in Piazza Sordello in 2006, the workers were making a excavation to install a speed bump, and with their high...

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  • 11. Visit Palazzo Te

    We did not gave Palazzo Te justice as we only payed it a night visit to take some pictures. Unfortunately we did not had enough time for an extensive visit.It...

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  • 12. Stroll in Mantova Gardens and Parks

    Considering the size of the town, Mantova has a lot of green areas. The historical center is surrounded by the three lake, and the whole perimeter is a...

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  • 13. Fire House Museum

    The Fireman Museum created in 1991 by Mantova firefighters has got to be one of the best in the world. They have preserved multiple types of trucks, equipment,...

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  • 14. Keep Looking to Find More and More About Mantova

    There are a number of things one can see walking around the city of Mantova. Castles and Churces of course, but we found a street that had our surname - Via...

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  • 15. Church of St Andrew

    The Church of St Andrew stands on Mantegna Square. Leon Battista Alberti conceived of this church in 1470, and Luca Fancelli built it in the 16th century. The...

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  • 16. Sordello Square

    Mantova's most important center, after Herbs Square, is Sordello Square. The Cathedral of St Peter was originally built in the 12th century. Giulio Romano...

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  • 17. Herbs Square

    As a major agricultural center, Mantova is centered on a square named for the herbs grown in the countryside. Herbs Square is the best starting point for any...

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  • 18. ART LOVERS? You'll be delighted & charmed

    ITALIANOmantova è una di quelle città che non finiranno mai di stupirti! o almeno questa è l'impressione di chi come me, nata e vissuta qui, l'ha...

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  • 19. Mantova's "Versailles"

    Ducal Palace is more than a palace; it's really a complex, and a magnificent complex at that. There are more than 500 rooms (not all open to the public), 15...

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  • 20. 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...

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  • 21. Lower Than Ground Level: Unusual Church

    This picture is the view out of our Hotel Room window! It shows the Rotonda of San Lorenzo.It stands next to the Torre dell'Orologio, but on a level lower than...

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  • 22. Grotto in Palazzo Te

    The "Appartamento della Grotta" (Apartment of the Grotto) stands at the far end of Palazzo Te & contrasts with the spectacular Giants' Hall.Visitors often...

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  • 23. Palazzo Te, Gonzaga Family's Leisure Villa

    Originally the Gonazga family's stables, Federico II commissioned Giulio Romano to make the stables into a great palace. He wanted it for his pleasure with his...

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  • 24. Produce Truck

    This gentleman was kind enough to take me on a tour through his truck. It is all hydraulic with airconditioning that even was working when the truck was open....

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  • 25. Candy Stand at the Thursday Market

    This was the first time we have seen an outdoor market as big as Mantova's. The majority of the market stands were actually very modern, sophisticated trucks....

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