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Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga

Via Pietro Frattini, 7, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 364524
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A LOT of HISTORY

Interesting history of Mantua and specifically of the family that originally lived in this palace... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
27Ruben27
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Amazing place

We enjoyed our day in Mantua as well as the Gonzaga Palazzo with all of its frescos and history... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
basilpesto2016
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Medford, Massachusetts
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An extraordinary path enriched by the spectacular frescoes by the Flemish painter FRANS GEFFELS (1625-1694) and the magnificent stucco decorations by GIOVAN BATTISTA BARBERINI (1625-1691), through more than 500 years of history, in a fascinating Baroque atmosphere, discovering one of the most secret pages of the ancient Mantua cultural civilization. PALAZZO VALENTI GONZAGA in Mantua, humiliated by the ruin, oblivion and pillage suffered during the early twentieth century, has been restored to its splendor to show its renewed magnificence. The memory of the Marquises VALENTI GONZAGA'S noble offspring continues to live in the rediscovered dignity of their illustrious dwelling.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“professor” (2 reviews)
“museum” (2 reviews)
“history” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Pietro Frattini, 7, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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+39 0376 364524
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Interesting history of Mantua and specifically of the family that originally lived in this palace. Photos, statues, and a lot of memorabilia. Some rooms are used as a Hotel.

Thank 27Ruben27
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We enjoyed our day in Mantua as well as the Gonzaga Palazzo with all of its frescos and history. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank basilpesto2016
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great historical palace! Unbelievable, people can sleep under artistic works from 1500! Great staff Who tell everything about history and works. Like Living in a museum.. Amazing!

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 24 May 2016

OK, the palazzo is great, frescos (affreschi we should say), stucco mouldings, etc. but it's slightly whackily put together. The staff are a bit weird, there's "the professor", the obsessive receptionist with her rehearsed spiel and the bizzarre rows of empty seats - slight Roger...More

1  Thank Owen M
Alfonso L, Direttore at Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016
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In premessa , mi si lasci dire che personalmente plaudo al diritto di critica , purchè siano le argomentazioni obiettive...More

Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Thank you for the tour of this beautiful place : the history of valenti Gonzaga's family is wonderfuland now is came back to reality.

1  Thank Prakash123455
Reviewed 6 January 2016

It is a palace and you need some time to explore it. It is nicely restored and each room you visit is different.

Thank Ales11_11
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This is a nicely restored palace in which you can visit two rooms and attend a roughly one hour explanation about concepts related to the baroque, the Italian culture and other concepts (from Benedetto Croce to Ligabue). Half entertaining half obnoxious experience (for 10€). Not...More

1  Thank TravellerDonostia
Alfonso L, Direttore at Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2016
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BAROCCO vs. CORRIDA Gli edifici storici raccontano le gesta degli uomini ! Il monumentale Palazzo Barocco, facente parte del SISTEMA...More

Reviewed 30 August 2015

It is amazing the historical importance of this place. The castle was incredible and yet no one ever mentions it as a tourist spot. W want to go back and use it as a base to explore the rest of that part of Italy.

2  Thank travelingman&woman
Reviewed 16 August 2015

don't miss this amazing palace. as you go along the visit, the rooms get better and better. the beginning of the route through this palace begins with a few rooms that suggest restoration is in process... but then you get upstairs and each room has...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Magnificent, exclusive and unique stay in Italy at Mantova to discover the museum and other museums of the city and churches.

1  Thank François L
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