A very big palazzo, with an endless amount of beautiful rooms filled with beautiful art work. Very recommended!
We were hoping to see Mantegna's Camera degli Sposi as the highlight here, only to find that the Castello di San Giorgio where it is situated has been closed to the public to repair earthquake damage. The parts of the palace that we saw were interesting (with some amazing decorated ceilings) and there were a few very fine rooms. However,... More
Just another old and empty building to visit. Interesting but empty. You can't take pictures or videos, but we don't know why because there's nothing inside to take pictures of... The bridal rooms was closed also but the entrance fee was the same, no discount. Explanation in italian and english. If you want a automatic tour guide you'll have to... More
We visited this palace with 3 children. The visit takes at least one hour and spans across the centuries. From the middle ages to 1700 you find different paintings and room decorations to suit all tastes. The palace is amazing and well worth a visit. The children are free, so it does not break the bank either.
The building and the works are kept in fantastic condition. From a relatively unassuming entrance, you then find yourself amazed at the art, history and beauty contained in this building. One problem in summer is that it gets very hot and they didn't have the air conditioning on. Plain water (no sugary drinks) is allowed in the building, so just... More
Outstanding historical site and museum will worth a visit. Wonderful exhibits, many of which are in original condition or have been restored. The museum gives one an understanding of the history and past living conditions of the powerful royal families who occupied the area. Not something to rush through, allow yourself 2 to 3 hours to fully comprehend and enjoy.
Unlike Palazzo Te, the staff make it their purpose in life to harrass anyone with the most innocuous camera, with or without flash. Will be back when they open the Camera di Sposi. A few signs & maps that made sense would help.
This is quite something! You'll be surprised at the vastness of the place, even though some is closed following the earthquake. But you'll be able to witness what remains of 300 years of the Gonzaga dynasty. And, by the way, there's a Gonzaga carwash on the outskirts of town. Wonder if it's a descendent? don't miss the mosaics in the... More
Not every room is well preserved, but what is preserved takes you back to golden days of Mantova rulers. Unfortunately some rooms, also those with Mantegna's frescoes are closed because of the restoration works after earthquake in 2012.
The Ducal Palace in Mantua is commonly described as "a city within the city": a labyrinth of more than five hundred rooms, corridors and courtyards, which, together with the gardens, covers an area of over 35.000 meters squared. A truly monumental complex, consisting of buildings constructed at different times and for different purposes, then connected by stairs, corridors and hallways.... More
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