This rural city gave birth to the supreme Poet Virgil, and this means, for this land a more and more glorious destiny. From free Commune to Signory; the Bonacolsi and Gonzaga families erected buildings, palaces, towers and mansions all around Piazza Sordello, besides a number of churches and St George’s castle.
Over two centuries Mantua flourished in politics, economics and culture, giving rise to one of the richest Royal Palace in Europe. There was no lack of men of letters and artists, such as Mantegna for the frescos, Leon Battista Alberti for the architectural design of Renaissance churches, and Giulio Romano who supervised the town planning renewal and build the ducal villa out of town in the sixth century.
Right here, nearby the Tea Palace, our amazing tour will start, from the meeting point for training, close to the parking in via Primaticcio -GPS 45°08’53.0"N 10°47’03.5"E-, after we have got to know our Segway PT. Be prepared to discover the city that was elected and sealed by the spirit of the Gonzagas, lords, marquises and e dukes of Mantua.
From piazza Marconi to piazza Mantegna that, together with the adjacent piazza Erbe, forms the city centre where stands the Saint Andrew’s Basilica, celebrated work of the Renaissance art.
We get to the picturesque piazza Erbe with its medieval buildings; the Reason’s Palace and Saint Laurence’s Rotunda being the most outstanding ones.
We arrive in piazza Sordello to admire the Ducal Palace or Gonzaga Royal Palace and moreover the Cathedral and Bonacolsi Palace, and then we continue towards the lakes.
Our back course gets onto piazza Castello and provides even more surprises before heading back, along comfortable and safe paths, to the arrival at the Tea Palace.
CSTRents guarantees a top quality service and the high competence of the supplying team.
Tour starts: - 10.00 am - 03.00 pm
From 01 May to 31 October tour starts: - 10.00 am - 03.00 pm - 06.00 pm
Participate in one of our Segway PT Tours and discover the newest and most fun way to visit a city of art and its most important tourist sites. CSTRents guarantees a high quality staff, which lives up to the high standard of service. Have fun with us utilizing the most incredible transportation means of the XXI century! Don’t miss out on discovering the most beautiful cities riding a Segway PT.
THE CSTRents TOURS SERVICES CSTRents provides tour services in several cities with different features.
GUIDED OPEN TOURS - TOURS WITH TOUR GUIDE (MIN 4 PAX) There could be a minimum number of participants required for this special offer (generally at least four). It’s necessary to verify case by case in each tour schedule.
FREE OPEN TOURS - TOURS WITH AUDIO GUIDE/ESCORT (MIN 4 PAX) There could be a minimum number of participants required for this special offer (generally at least two). It’s necessary to verify case by case in each tour schedule. It takes place without a tour guide. The assistance of a CSTRents staff member is guaranteed for the duration of the whole tour, even in the case in which the audio guide is not available (please keep in mind that the “audio guide” service is considered additional but free of charge, unlike the service option of an “escort”).
EXCLUSIVE VIP TOURS - TOURS WITH TOUR GUIDE If You choose Exclusive Vip Tours you don’t need to ensure a minimum number of participants and you can have a fast confirmation of your reservation. These tours in particular suit people who want a superior service, attended only by the guide and without other and unknown participants.
GENERAL INFORMATIONS ON SEGWAY PT TOURS The tours start with a 30-minute orientation session: we will practice in order to make every participant comfortable and able to perfectly handle the Segway PT, and to leave conquesting the best sites in the world. CSTRents escort will be present for the entire duration of the tours in order to guarantee fun with high safety. Once confident with the Segway PT, we will begin the tour, giving you the opportunity to visit the places of highest historical, artistic and tourist interest.
Prices and admission particulars are showed in the cards concerning each Tours.
OUR TOURIST GUIDES All of our guides are qualified professionals and have a Bachelor’s degree in relevant subjects (art, history, foreign languages). This is to guarantee you the highest quality of service. In addition, they will delight you with amusing anecdotes and little unknown secrets of the city. We will provide you also with a set of headphones in order to more comfortably follow the explanations of your guide. The tours are provided in different languages depending on your requests.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TOUR: Segway PT rental 30 min. orientation Tourist guide or audio guide or escort service Set of headphones Raincoat in case of rain
IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS Riding Segway PT is not allowed to people younger than 16 years old (and to people who weighs less than 45 kg or more than 113 kg) and to those people whose disability doesn’t permit to step on or get off Segway easily and without help. The members of CSTRents attend directly to products here promoted and they assure success and quality of the services supplied.