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"Room Of Morone" Palazzo Ducale Tip by Oleg_D.

Palazzo Ducale, Mantova: 26 reviews and 102 photos

The last hall of Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace) is the Room of Morone and here is the end of permanent exhibition. There is only one artifact in this room and this is famous renaissance Canvas “Cacciata dei Bonacolsi” or “Expulsion of Bonacolsi” painted by Veronese painter Domenico Morone in 1494 according to orders of Marquis Francesco II Gonzaga of Mantua. This canvas is the symbol of Palazzo itself. It illustrates deposition from the power of Bonacolsi Family on August 16, 1328. At the foreground we can see the battle between the troops of Bonacolsi and Gonzaga Families. On the left we can see the entrance of Veronese troops into the city if Mantua, led by Cangrande Della Scala who being the prominent Ghibelline, supported Gonzaga. On the right we can find Rinaldo Bonacolsi called Passerino, who in vain sought safety in the palace. As you can see palace is still absolutely same. In the background we can see the Gonzaga’s infantry celebrating the victory in front of the Cathedral with its original XV century Gothic facade now lost due to baroque reconstructions. That Gothic facade was built by Dalle Masegne Brothers around 1400.
Palazzo is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 08:15 to 19:15, on Sunday open from 08:15 to 17:15 hours.
Admission is 12 Euros. That ticket authorizes you to visit the Saint George Castle, Ducal Palace and the Old Court. Visitors are allowed to take non-commercial photos without flash light.
Address: Piazza Sordello, 40, 46100 Mantua
Tel. +39 0376 352100

Directions: Piazza Sordello, 40, 46100 Mantua

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  • Written Dec 20, 2016
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