• 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.

Where
Duomo di Mantova
Piazza Canonica S. Pietro, 11, Mantova

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

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
36 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
76 mt

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
180 mt

Scientific theatre

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Bibiena, Mantova
285 mt

Leon Battista Alberti Journey into Classicism

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

Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio
300 mt

Rotonda di San Lorenzo

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

House of Andrea Mantegna

  • Art & Culture
House of Andrea Mantegna
1.26 km

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
1.67 km

Bosco Virgiliano

Today the Bosco is the biggest park in the town and is managed by the Associazione Anticittà
  • Active & Green
Bosco Virgiliano
2.94 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
8.06 km

Grazie

Groups of houses leaning against the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie
  • Villages
Grazie
8.06 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
10.47 km

Terme delle Piscine Airone

The chance discovery of an extremely pure natural spring has made Goito a spa destination
  • Wellness
Piscine Airone
14.07 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
14.43 km

Activities

Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour

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

Where to sleep

PALAZZO CASTIGLIONI

Mantova
PALAZZO CASTIGLIONI
73 mt

CASA PATTY

Mantova
CASA PATTY
114 mt

CASA JORI

Mantova
CASA JORI
126 mt

HOTEL DEI GONZAGA

Mantova
HOTEL DEI GONZAGA
146 mt

APARTMENT SORDELLO

Mantova
APARTMENT SORDELLO
146 mt

CA' TAZZOLI

Mantova
CA' TAZZOLI
147 mt

BROLETTO

Mantova
BROLETTO
180 mt

RESIDENZA LA TORRE

Mantova
RESIDENZA LA TORRE
182 mt

ACCADEMIA 21

Mantova
ACCADEMIA 21
182 mt

RESIDENZA ACCADEMIA

Mantova
RESIDENZA ACCADEMIA
199 mt

RESIDENCE MANTOVA CENTRO

Mantova
RESIDENCE MANTOVA CENTRO
223 mt

AGORA' RESIDENZA

Mantova
AGORA' RESIDENZA
223 mt

LA RESIDENZA LEON D'ORO

Mantova
LA RESIDENZA LEON D'ORO
223 mt

CASA MARGHERITA

Mantova
CASA MARGHERITA
237 mt

CASA MAINOLDA

Mantova
CASA MAINOLDA
242 mt

AL 42

Mantova
AL 42
249 mt

LA MIA CASA IN CENTRO

Mantova
LA MIA CASA IN CENTRO
254 mt

CASA GIUSTIZIATI

Mantova
CASA GIUSTIZIATI
256 mt

RESIDENZA CA' DELLE ERBE

Mantova
RESIDENZA CA' DELLE ERBE
258 mt

LUXURY SUITE CA' DELLE ERBE

Mantova
LUXURY SUITE CA' DELLE ERBE
258 mt