• Art & Culture

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.

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Where
Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Sordello, 40 Mantova
Contacts
+39 0376 352100
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The beauty and opulence of Palazzo Ducale, the Gonzaga residence, is hard to describe.

This is probably the grandest and most architecturally dense palazzo of its period.

Located near the shores of  Lago Inferiore it occupies nearly two thirds of the inner town, creating an incredible maze of buildings, gardens, internal piazzas and porticos, a perfect example of the architectural styles that were fashionable during the Renaissance.

One could say that Palazzo Ducale is the perfect expression of Italy’s Renaissance, from its design to the construction to the countless pieces of artwork it is home to, from Pisanello to Mantegna and Giulio Romano amongst many others.

The palazzo was expanded over the course of the centuries and exhibits classical statues in marble, taken from the family’s various residences, and showcased in the palazzo’s many rooms.


Opening hours

Open: All year
Opening times: Tuesdays-Sundays 8.15 am-7.15 pm
Admission: Charge

Tuesday - Sunday: 8,15 - 19,15
Closed: Mondays, 25 December, 1 January, 1 May

Take me here: Palazzo Ducale of Mantua

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
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Piazza Sordello in Mantua
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Cathedral of Mantua

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Cathedral of Mantua
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Saint George Castle

Isabella d’Este, one of the most influential women of the Italian Renaissance, lived here for a long time.
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Castello di San Giorgio
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Scientific theatre

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Teatro Bibiena, Mantova
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Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio

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Palazzo della Ragione e Torre dell'Orologio
314 mt

Leon Battista Alberti Journey into Classicism

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Churches of San Sebastiano and Sant'Andrea, churches in Mantua
332 mt

Rotonda di San Lorenzo

La chiesa è una delle tante costruite, secondo tradizione, da Matilde di Canossa
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House of Andrea Mantegna

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Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te in Mantua, a villa with decorations inspired by antiquity. The brainchild of Giulio Romano and Federico II Gonzaga
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Bosco Virgiliano

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Bosco Virgiliano
2.91 km

Village of grazie in curtatone

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Village of Grazie in Curtatone
8.12 km

Grazie

Groups of houses leaning against the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie
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Grazie
8.13 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
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Parco delle Bertone
10.55 km

Terme delle Piscine Airone

The chance discovery of an extremely pure natural spring has made Goito a spa destination
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Piscine Airone
14.14 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
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Village of Goito
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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
111 mt

Activities

Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour

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Mantua: 2.5-hour private guided tour
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