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Village of grazie in curtatone

Land rich in tradition and history is part of the Mincio Park where the river expands to form the lakes that surround Mantua

Where
Curtatone (MN)

The Village of Grazie in Curtatone is named after the place of worship referred to as Santa Maria delle Grazie in 1362 and documented since 1037.

Today's sanctuary is located in the spot where the medieval church of Santa Maria di Reverso once stood.

The Village of Grazie is represented by the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace and by the buildings on the perimeter of the square that lies in front.

The oldest area is where the terraced houses are located on Via Madonna della Neve.

Fishermen's cottages and houses created by closing the arcades surround the square, such as those on the right side of the square, which housed the shops and lodgings for the pilgrims. At the entrance of the square look out for the Art Nouveau building known as Palazzo Sarto.

The sanctuary, in a raised position on the reeds of the Mincio, has a river that flows behind and the façade facing the village. Begun in 1399 and consecrated in 1406, the sanctuary was built in Lombard Gothic style.

The architect is believed to be Bartolino da Novara, the man who also designed the castle of San Giorgio in Mantua.

From the river, the sanctuary that the pilgrims and Gonzaga reached more often by boat than by land, appears like a vision of rounded and slender lines on the edge of a vast expanse of reeds.

Today, the pride of Grazie is the lotus flower that, in the months of July and August, makes its lush appearance on Lake Superiore. The lotus was imported from the Orient in 1921 by a Mantua naturalist.

At one time, the economy of the Village of Grazie was based on products made with marsh reeds, such as "arelle", used primarily as light covers for false ceilings, and sedge, used to make chairs and flasks.

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Places

Grazie

Groups of houses leaning against the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie
  • Villages
Grazie
25 mt

Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te in Mantua, a villa with decorations inspired by antiquity. The brainchild of Giulio Romano and Federico II Gonzaga
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Te
7.29 km

House of Andrea Mantegna

  • Art & Culture
House of Andrea Mantegna
7.34 km

The Bertone Park

Today visitors can use the many paths and walkways to explore the villa’s grounds and admire the lake and the rich vegetation
  • Parks
Parco delle Bertone
7.79 km

Leon Battista Alberti Journey into Classicism

  • Religious Tourism
Churches of San Sebastiano and Sant'Andrea, churches in Mantua
7.82 km

Rotonda di San Lorenzo

La chiesa è una delle tante costruite, secondo tradizione, da Matilde di Canossa
  • Art & Culture
Mantova, Rotonda di San Lorenzo
7.84 km

Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio
7.88 km

Bosco Virgiliano

Today the Bosco is the biggest park in the town and is managed by the Associazione Anticittà
  • Active & Green
Bosco Virgiliano
7.96 km

Cathedral of Mantua

The Cathedral of Mantua has an ancient history: some chronicles trace its foundation back to 313 a.D.
  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Mantua
8.06 km

Piazza sordello in mantua

Formerly St. Peter's Square, was not only the square of the Cathedral, but also the stage of the Gonzaga power
  • Art & Culture
Piazza Sordello in Mantua
8.07 km

Scientific theatre

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Bibiena, Mantova
8.1 km

Palazzo Ducale of Mantua

The beauty of Palazzo Ducale, the Gonzaga residence, is hard to describe. It's maybe the most architecturally dense palace of its period.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Ducale
8.12 km

Saint George Castle

Isabella d’Este, one of the most influential women of the Italian Renaissance, lived here for a long time.
  • Art & Culture
Castello di San Giorgio
8.23 km

Terme delle Piscine Airone

The chance discovery of an extremely pure natural spring has made Goito a spa destination
  • Wellness
Piscine Airone
8.83 km

Goito

It is located in a landscape of medium and low plain, designed in time by the Mincio and still dominated by country roads and canals
  • Villages
Village of Goito
10.75 km

Events

With a new and extravagant manner. Giulio Romano in Mantua

Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Sordello,40, Mantova
06/10/2019 - 06/01/2020
  • Art & Culture
Con una nuova e stravagante maniera. Giulio Romano a Mantova
8.23 km

Activities

Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour
8.22 km

Where to sleep

IL BORGO

Curtatone
IL BORGO
66 mt

AL CACCIATORE

Curtatone
AL CACCIATORE
97 mt

PIAZZA SANTUARIO

Curtatone
PIAZZA SANTUARIO
105 mt

CITTA DI CURTATONE

Curtatone
CITTA DI CURTATONE
408 mt

4 VENTI

Curtatone
4 VENTI
1.88 km

LA GOLIARDA

Curtatone
LA GOLIARDA
2.21 km

OSTELLO DEL MINCIO

Rodigo
OSTELLO DEL MINCIO
2.62 km

A UN PASSO DAL FIUME

Rodigo
A UN PASSO DAL FIUME
2.69 km

CORTE SETTEFRATI

Rodigo
CORTE SETTEFRATI
3.09 km

AL PARCO

Curtatone
AL PARCO
3.33 km

MONTE PEREGO

Rodigo
MONTE PEREGO
3.38 km

IL PLATANO

Rodigo
IL PLATANO
3.38 km

PRATO LAMBERTO

Curtatone
PRATO LAMBERTO
3.45 km

RESIDENZA OTTO ETTI

Mantova
RESIDENZA OTTO ETTI
3.86 km

RESIDENZA GUGLIELMO

Mantova
RESIDENZA GUGLIELMO
3.91 km

CORTE CANOVA

Rodigo
CORTE CANOVA
4.14 km

AGRITURISMO GERMANO REALE

Rodigo
AGRITURISMO GERMANO REALE
4.14 km

CASA NONNI, BORGO ANGELI

Mantova
CASA NONNI, BORGO ANGELI
4.28 km

CASA ANGELI

Mantova
CASA ANGELI
4.28 km

VIRIDARIUM

Castellucchio
VIRIDARIUM
4.32 km