Mantua is a city of Lombardy located on the border with Emilia Romagna and Veneto. Recognized in 2008 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mantua owes this honor to its artistic and architectural beauties that make it attractive and give it a unique atmosphere.
Entering the city from Ponte di San Giorgio you can see the skyline of the city, a series of domes and buildings and structures of great architectural value. Going further, you can stop to admire the Castle of San Giorgio, built between 1300 and 1400 to defend the city, contains the “Bridal Chamber” room frescoed by Andrea Mantegna.
Mantua means art and preserves a cultural heritage of great value. You can get a proof of this going to the Piazza Sordello, where the Palazzo Ducale and the Cathedral are. The first one, residence of the Gonzaga family built in the fourteenth century, contains many paintings, tapestries and sculptures of great value.
Works by Tintoretto, Giulio Romano, Luca Fancelli and many other artists can be found in the various apartments of the Palace.
The Cathedral, instead, was built in the thirteenth century. Dedicated to St. Peter, it has been restored several times. Fourteenth century frescoes and paintings belonging to the following two centuries characterize the Cathedral, keeper of priceless treasures still today.
Very beautiful to see, in Mantua, are the squares. Above all Piazza delle Erbe, with its wonderful churches or Piazza Virgiliana, with a statue dedicated to Virgil. Do not miss Piazza Canossa and Piazza Broletto.
Mantua is an ideal city for art and tranquility lovers. The ideal place for the right and productive relax.Categories: Guides
Localities: Europe, Italy, Lombardy, Mantua