Mantua is UNESCO World Heritage site since July 2008, together with Sabbioneta, also suggested by us in your tour around the region.
Places to be visited in Mantua
The profile of the city is characterized by the Ducal Palace, a sort of 'city palace' with a roof area that makes it the second largest building after Vatican.
St. George's Castle
The medieval St. George's Castle consist of a multitude of rooms, among which the famous Bridal Chamber, frescoed by Andrea Mantegna in the late 1400s for the Gonzaga family, stick out.
Built in the sixteenth century by order of Federico II Gonzaga and current headquarters of the museum as well as the International Centre for Art and Culture, Palazzo Te is certainly the most famous work of the architect Giulio Romano.
Basilica of St. Andrew
A work by Leon Battista Alberti, the Basilica of St. Andrew is the largest church in the city of Mantua. Designed in the shape of the Etruscan temple, it mixes Renaissance and Baroque dome styles with the Gothic of the bell tower.
Not to be missed
Excursion with Boatmen
A unique recommended experiences you can gain during your stay in Mantua, is the river navigation with Boatmen, who will lead you to discover secrets and traditions linked to the 3 Mantua's lakes. This excursion is bookable from March to November directly in our hotel. And if the moon is full, you can make the trip at night!
Among all events in Mantua, the main one is definitely the 'Festivaletteratura', which for years has been placing the city of Mantua among the most important ones from the cultural point of view. The Festival takes place at the beginning of September and proposes meetings with Italian and international authors, some of them Nobel Prize laureates.
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