• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

Leon Battista Alberti Journey into Classicism

Where
Mantua

Have you ever noticed how beautiful Mantua's religious structures are?

They are surely worth taking a picture, perhaps with the warm, radiant hues of the sunset as a background while you are on a pleasant outdoors trip.

Leon Battista Alberti is the creator of  two of the city's most important churches.

The famous Reinassance architect worked in Mantua in the mid XVth Century for the Gonzaga family. His appointed mission was from the very beginning to imbue greatness into one of the most important cities of the time.

He erected in two churches of great relevance in the city center at a short timelapse from each other, that nowadays are mentioned in every course of Renaissance art course in the world: those of San Sebastiano and San Andrea.

Both feature an imposing monumental facade of great visual impact: Alberti displays his mastery of classical architecture in designing both landmarks.

The Temple of San Sebastiano is influenced by elements of a classical Helenistic temple, while the  Basilica of Sant'Andrea is more inspired by the structure of an Etruscan temple.

Once inside, similarities between both churches disappear: from the Greek cross of the former to the Roman cross of the latter. Classicism is a great influence in the city.

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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
292 mt

Scientific theatre

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Bibiena, Mantova
301 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
332 mt

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
363 mt

House of Andrea Mantegna

  • Art & Culture
House of Andrea Mantegna
980 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
1.4 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
6.43 km

Terme delle Piscine Airone

The chance discovery of an extremely pure natural spring has made Goito a spa destination
  • Wellness
Piscine Airone
13.98 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
14.4 km

Events

Festivaletteratura

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

Di zucca in zucca

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

Nuvolari Grand Prix

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

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San Giorgio, Corte Costa Vecchia
San Giorgio di Mantova (MN)
14/07/2018
  • Active & Green
San Giorgio, Corte Costa Vecchia
7.78 km

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Agriturismo Il Galeotto
Via Galeotto 2, Cade, Bigarello - Medio Mantovano
28/07/2018
  • Active & Green
Bigarello, Gazzo Corte Dosso Emi Kelder
9.12 km

Activities

Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour

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

Where to sleep

LUXURY SUITE CA' DELLE ERBE

Mantova
LUXURY SUITE CA' DELLE ERBE
57 mt

RESIDENZA CA' DELLE ERBE

Mantova
RESIDENZA CA' DELLE ERBE
57 mt

SUITE S. ANDREA

Mantova
SUITE S. ANDREA
60 mt

CASA MARGHERITA

Mantova
CASA MARGHERITA
75 mt

LA RESIDENZA LEON D'ORO

Mantova
LA RESIDENZA LEON D'ORO
86 mt

RESIDENCE MANTOVA CENTRO

Mantova
RESIDENCE MANTOVA CENTRO
86 mt

AGORA' RESIDENZA

Mantova
AGORA' RESIDENZA
86 mt

A.A.A.ARMONIE

Mantova
A.A.A.ARMONIE
104 mt

ETICO LA ZUCCA

Mantova
ETICO LA ZUCCA
119 mt

LA MARASCA

Mantova
LA MARASCA
120 mt

LA MAINOLDA

Mantova
LA MAINOLDA
123 mt

STORTA 7

Mantova
STORTA 7
123 mt

MANTUA HOSTAL

Mantova
MANTUA HOSTAL
124 mt

AI GARIBALDINI

Mantova
AI GARIBALDINI
133 mt

BROLETTO

Mantova
BROLETTO
133 mt

RESIDENZA DOMUS NOVA

Mantova
RESIDENZA DOMUS NOVA
153 mt

APARTMENT SORDELLO

Mantova
APARTMENT SORDELLO
155 mt

HOTEL DEI GONZAGA

Mantova
HOTEL DEI GONZAGA
155 mt

ANTICA DIMORA DI MANTO

Mantova
ANTICA DIMORA DI MANTO
168 mt

CA' TAZZOLI

Mantova
CA' TAZZOLI
170 mt