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The old core of the town

Mantova was probably founded by the Etruscans, who had occupied a good part of the Plain of the Po. It is a town of art and culture, and was one of the most flourishing centers of Renaissance. The town reached its zenith under Gonzaga patronage, with the presence in the city first of Andrea Mantegna.
In the past hundred years the city has found it difficult to adapt to its new role as provincial center. It is only 40km far from Verona, absolutely a must see when around.

Palazzo Ducale

The complex, which is generally called the Ducal Palace or the Gonzaga Palace, consist of a series of buildings, dating to different periods, which were joined together in the course of the 13th to 17th centuries.

Castello di San Giorgio

The Castle of San Giorgio was built between 1390 and 1406 by the engineer Bartolino da Novara. It is located in a peropheral site overlooking the lakes and next to the Gonzaga residence, surrounded by a moat and drawbridges.
The central court was rebuilt by Andrea Mantegna, where Camera degli Sposi or Camera Picta is situated, one of the most celebrated rooms in all of Renaissance painting.

  • Last visit to Mantova: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 26, 2004
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  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Great tips! I'm not sure if we'll make it here but was salivating over the food page!!!

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 9:55 AM

    Mantova seems to be the italian city with the highest standard of quality of life, will have to go and give a look!

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2005 at 11:37 AM

    Thanks for sharing, Boris. Mantua looks very interesting, and we will definitely pay a visit in July.

  • Apr 18, 2005 at 4:25 PM

    never heard about but Mantova looks very interesting destination, thanks for sharing

  • Azhut's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 12:54 AM

    Bella pagina e belle foto, devo andare a Mantova prima o poi :-)

  • neron's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2004 at 4:04 PM

    very good start and fantastic photos, I'll be back to see it when finished

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