• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

Cathedral of Mantua

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

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Mantua

While the Cathedral of Mantua is dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle, the church houses the incorrupt body of St. Anselm, the bishop of Lucca and patron of the city and diocese, who lived in the 11th century.

The body of the saint is found inside the main altar. The image of Mary the Crowned is also venerated in this church.

The Duomo contains a rich collection of sculptures and paintings that decorate the cathedral, creating by several artists, including Andreasino, Teodoro Ghisi, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli, Domenico Fetti, Giambettino Cignaroli, Domenico Brusasorci, Giuseppe Bazzani and Felice Campi.

The exterior of the cathedral overlooks Piazza Sordello. In 1545 it was restored based on a design by Giulio Romano, which was inspired by St. Peter's Basilica of in Rome.

The Baroque style facade that appears today dates back to 1755 and was created by Nicolò Baschiera. However, the original medieval exterior was Gothic style, only traces of which remain on the facade.

 

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Places

Leon Battista Alberti Journey into Classicism

  • Religious Tourism
Churches of San Sebastiano and Sant'Andrea, churches in Mantua
363 mt

Scientific theatre

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Bibiena, Mantova
552 mt

House of Andrea Mantegna

  • Art & Culture
House of Andrea Mantegna
624 mt

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
648 mt

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 of Mantua
681 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
1.05 km

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
  • Villages
Village of Grazie in Curtatone
6.1 km

Terme delle Piscine Airone

The chance discovery of an extremely pure natural spring has made Goito a spa destination
  • Wellness
Piscine Airone
13.94 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
14.44 km

Events

Food & Science Festival

Mantova
18/05/2018 - 20/05/2018
  • Food & Wine
Food & Science Festival

BAM European Bicycle Adventure Meeting

Mantova
18/05/2018 - 20/05/2018
  • Active & Green
BAM European Bicycle Adventure Meeting

Trame Sonore - Sound Plots

Mantova
30/05/2018 - 03/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Trame sonore

Nuvolari Grand Prix

Mantova
13/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
  • Lifestyle
Nuvolari Grand Prix
132 mt

Di zucca in zucca

Mantova e provincia
08/09/2018 - 08/12/2018
  • Food & Wine
Di zucca in zucca
155 mt

Festivaletteratura

Mantova
05/09/2018 - 09/09/2018
  • Art & Culture
Festivaletteratura
170 mt

Activities

Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour
837 mt

Where to sleep

CORTE PERONA

Mantova
CORTE PERONA
39 mt

CA' DELLE ERBE

Mantova
CA' DELLE ERBE
39 mt

MEUBLE' MANTEGNA

Mantova
MEUBLE' MANTEGNA
141 mt

CASA VALENTINA

Mantova
CASA VALENTINA
146 mt

CASA SAN DOMENICO

Mantova
CASA SAN DOMENICO
146 mt

ITALIA

Mantova
ITALIA
150 mt

RESIDENCE AL SOCIALE UNO

Mantova
RESIDENCE AL SOCIALE UNO
151 mt

RESIDENCE AL SOCIALE DUE

Mantova
RESIDENCE AL SOCIALE DUE
151 mt

RESIDENCE ALCORSO

Mantova
RESIDENCE ALCORSO
151 mt

CASA DEGLI OREFICI

Mantova
CASA DEGLI OREFICI
170 mt

L'AFFRESCO

Mantova
L'AFFRESCO
200 mt

CASA DEL TEATRO

Mantova
CASA DEL TEATRO
202 mt

ANTICA DIMORA DI MANTO

Mantova
ANTICA DIMORA DI MANTO
208 mt

1 STILE

Mantova
1 STILE
243 mt

MANTUA HOSTAL

Mantova
MANTUA HOSTAL
245 mt

LA VENTANA

Mantova
LA VENTANA
257 mt

MARIA VITTORIA

Mantova
MARIA VITTORIA
258 mt

AI GARIBALDINI

Mantova
AI GARIBALDINI
262 mt

CASA DE MARCHI

Mantova
CASA DE MARCHI
263 mt

RECHIGI HOTEL

Mantova
RECHIGI HOTEL
268 mt