Màntova – centre of the art and education, Italy

Updated: May 20, 2020 | By | More

Màntova is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. Màntova’s historic power and influence under the Gonzaga family, made it one of the main artistic, cultural and notably musical hubs of Northern Italy and the whole country itself. Màntova is noted for its significant role in the history of opera, and the city is known for its several architectural treasures and artifacts, elegant palaces, and its medieval and Renaissance cityscape.

Màntova is surrounded by the three artificial lakes created during the 12th century. They are Lago Superiore, Lago di Mezzo, and Lago Inferiore. A fourth lake, Lago Pajolo, which once completed a defensive water ring of the city, dried up at the end of the 18th century.

Main Màntova’s sights

  • Palazzo Te (1525–1535)
  • Palazzo Ducale, famous residence of the Gonzaga family, made up by a number of buildings, courtyards and gardens gathered around the Palazzo del Capitano, the Magna Domus, and the Castle of St. George
  • Basilica of Sant’Andrea
  • Duomo
  • Rotonda di San Lorenzo
  • Bibiena Theater
  • Church of San Sebastiano
  • Palazzo Vescovile (“Bishops Palace”)
  • Palazzo degli Uberti
  • Torre della Gabbia (“Cage Tower”)
  • Palazzo del Podestà (museum of Tazio Nuvolari)
  • Palazzo della Ragione with the Torre dell’Orologio (“Clock Tower”)
  • Palazzo Castiglioni Bonacolsi
  • Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga

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Category: Cities, Cities, Italy

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