Guided tours in Bologna, Mantua, Fe...
Participants: 1-10 person (Only group booking)
Registration:10 days before deadline
Languages:German, English, Italian, Spanish
Booking option:Booking on fixed rate
Mantua surprises its visitors by her exceptional character. Small but spectacular, from every corner the city of Mantua offers an encounter with history and beauty. It's surrounded by beautiful environment, in which water and earth are unexpectedly interwoven. Settled by the Etruscans the city enjoyed a position of status in the early modern world. 1198 the city optimized the Mincio river, creating the so-called "four lakes". From the Middle Ages it was ruled by the art-loving Gonzaga dynasty, one of Italy's great Renaissance families who protected art and culture. Mantua rapidly became an important buffer state between Milan and Venice, and attracted leading lights such as Petrarch, Mantegna, Rubens, Giulio Romano. In 1707 Mantua was seized by the Habsburgs, ending Gonzaga rule.
ITINERARY:Rigoletto's House; San Giorgio Castle (exterior) Piazza Castello Piazza Santa Barbara; Piazza Sordello with the Ducal palace and the Cathedral façade, Piazza Broletto, Piazza delle Erbe with San Lorenzo Church and the Merchant's House and Piazza Mantegna with the Basilica of Sant'Andrea planned by leon Battista Alberti.
Churches close at noon and re-open at 3 pm. During services it's forbidden to visit churches.
On request it is possible to visit the Bibiena Theatre where Mozard played when he was 13 years old. Ticket fee euros 2,00/each
2-hour guided tour only