Mantua: city centre and ducal palace tour
from € 130 per person
from € 130 per group
from € 130 per person
from € 130 per group
Mantua: city centre and ducal palace tour
from € 130 per person
from € 130 per group
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Mantua: city centre and ducal palace tour

Mantua (Mantova) is an open-air museum of monuments and art treasures. With this walking tour you will discover the must-see attractions of city centre and Ducal Palace.

Duration 3h
20 participants maximum
Service with guide

Tour Highlights:
The visit starts from Saint George castle where it is possible to admire the lakes which surround Mantua. Waking down the city you first meet Rigoletto’s House and then the Ducal Palace. The Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (Mantua Ducal Palace) is a group of buildings built between 13th and 18th century as the royal residence of the Gonzaga family. The buildings are connected by galleries and are enriched by inner courts and gardens. The complex includes some 500 rooms a castle and a private church and occupies an area of ca. 34,000 m². In the palace worked painters like Mantegna, Pisanello, Giulio Pippi and Rubens. Up to 1630 more than 2,000 paintings and 20,000 valuable objects, the richest and famous art collections known in Europe at that time, were stored in the palace.

The first city square is Piazza Sordello, built by the Etruscans, and transformed by the Gonzagas into a private square. On this square still stands the old Cathedral of Saint Peter. Leaving the square you reach the medieval squares of Piazza Broletto and Piazza delle Erbe, build in 1170. These squares are enclosed by beautiful medieval arcades and palaces. In Piazza delle Erbe stands the Romanesque church of Saint Lawrence with a particular round shape. The tiny Piazza Mantegna is overtowered by the huge facade of Saint Andrew’s church, built in 1472 by Leon Battista Alberti. The visit ends with the visit of Saint Andrew’s church.

ONLY ON REQUEST it is possible to visit the theatre Bibiena

The tour includes:

Tour guide service only

The tour does not include:

In Mantua city centre:
no tickets are required with exception of the Theatre Bibiena where a ticket costs € 2,00/each
In the Ducal Palace:
Entrance ticket for the Ducal palace costs € 6,50/each.
People under 18 and over 65 belonging to an EEC country or Switzerland get free entrance to the Ducal Palace. For free entarnce a document must be shown at the ticket office before entering the palace on visit day. From March to June and from September to October reservations are necessary. Reservation fee costs € 1,50/each.

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Tour meeting point

Castello di San Giorgio, Piazza Sordello, 40, 46100 Mantova MN, Italia

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