Castello di San Giorgio
The castle of San Giorgio is important part of the panorama of the city of Mantova, located in the peripheral site overlooking the lakes. It was built between 1390 and 1406 by the engineer Bartolino da Novara. The castle was increased in the middle of the 15th century rebuilding of the central court by Andrea Mantegna and Luca Fancelli.
The most attractive part of the castle is Camera Picta or Camera degli sposi, with the treasure of Renaissance painting by Andrea Mantegna.
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Mantua (Italian Mantova), city, northern Italy, capital of Mantua Province, in Lombardy (Lombardia) Region, surrounded on three sides by the Mincio River. A tourist and agricultural center, Mantua has factories producing agricultural machinery, fertilizer, furniture, shoes, and toys. Among the notable buildings is the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale), with frescoes by Andrea Mantegna, whose tomb is in Sant'Andrea, a basilica begun in the 15th century.
If you are at Mantova, you can't miss the castle.. It's a typical Italian castle... Gives you the impressions of ancient times..
Don’t have any nice picture of this amazing complex of buildings that were built in different periods between the 13th and the 16th centuries, restored several times. The two medieval buildings with gothic doorways facing on Piazza Sordello were built between the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th Century. The one on the left, smaller and not battlemented is called Domus Magna, while the bigger and battlemented palace on the right is named Palazzo del Capitano. There are more than 500 premises between rooms and corridors and 15 inner open spaces such as courtyards, gardens and places! Photo shows view from Ducal palace across Piazza Sordello.
Didn’t remember name of that church on the photo but know that’s soil of Holy land with Christ’s blood are kept there. It’s little bit dark but very well preserved renaissance church inside with octagonal monument on the floor under the central cupola.
Cathedral is not the biggest church in town but it has long history. Originally it was built like a gothic church but renovated several times. It’s small but very impressive inside. Don’t miss to take a look at painted central cupola… you would be fascinated!
Piazza delle Erbe (Vegetable market)
The Rotunda of St. Lawrence was built by the Countess Matilde of Canossa and stands on the eastern side of Piazza delle Erbe. It dates back to the end of the 11th century and has a circular plan. Next to it is Clock tower. On the eastern side of "Piazza delle Erbe" stands The Palace of Judgment builded at 1250. Not shown on the photo is The "Palazzo del Podestà" also called Broletto Palace erected at 1227.
Visit the Information center.
We were dropped off in this town with absolutely no instruction whatsoever. The visitor center is in the main Piazza by the Palace. You can pick up literature there to help you with your visit.
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I have been to almost twenty Italian cities and towns and I like the street of Mantova most. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood. Pay attention to the colours and windows.
Palazzo della Ragione
One of the side of the more important square Piazza delle Erbe is Palazzo della Ragione. It brings the clock tower in the heart of the city.
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