"City Full Of Art, Churches, Palazzos, and Lakes" Top 5 Page for this destination Mantova by deecat
Mantova Travel Guide: 109 reviews and 316 photos
When I taught "Romeo and Juliet", I recall that Shakespeare refers to Romeo being banished to "Mantua", and in the city itself, and all the pamphlets here in Italy refer to it in English as "Mantua", but on the Maps and in several books and on this site, it is called "Mantova".
Both are correct.
Regardless, it is a fantastic city with something for everyone...three lakes: Lake Superior, Lake of Mezzo; Lake Inferior, Twelve or more churches: One Basilica, One Duomo, One Rotonda, Seven Palazzos: two most important ones are PalazzoTe and Ducal Palace, several parks: the largest with the Monument to Virgil as its centerpiece, and wonderful piazzas: Piazza Sordello, Piazza Erbe, Piazza Mantegna, and Piazza Marconi%c* being the most famous.
Mantova (Mantua) is an ancient city with wonderful architecture, fine shops, and interesting sites.
- Pros:Architecture, art, Palaces, Churches, Parks, Lakes
- Cons:Graffiti mars many of the priceless monuments!
- In a nutshell:A charming cultural, historical city
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