Visit the capitals of Gonzaga

Daily departures for groups

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Day 1 – MANTUA

Duration: 2 days, 1 night, 2 lunches, 1 transfer, guide services as scheduled.

In the morning, tour of the Ducal Palace in Mantua, the famous residence of the Gonzaga: the building covers an area of about 34,000 square meters and it constitutes a real and proper city. Over five hundred rooms, courtyards, balconies, roof gardens, a castle and a church help form a unique structure in the world.

Inside, in the many sumptuous rooms and along his tunnels, you can admire the works of artists such as Mantegna, Pisanello and Giulio Romano, that have ruled the court of Mantua.

In the afternoon, walk through the city squares surrounded by ancient buildings: the Bonacolsi Palace, the Tower of the Cage, Palazzo del Podesta, Masseria, Palazzo della Ragione, the Clock Tower and the Bibiena’s theater. Among the religious buildings, Rotonda of San Lorenzo, Madonna della Vittoria and the impressive church of St. Andrews, built on a design by Leon Battista Alberti. In the crypt are kept vessels containing the blood of Jesus Christ, led by Longinus, the soldier who pierced with a spear the side of Jesus Christ.

Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2. MANTOVA – SABBIONETA

In the morning, breakfast at the hotel, visit at the Palazzo Te, suburban villa created by Giulio Romano for Francesco II Gonzaga. The square building is composed of four bodies arranged around a central courtyard and a large rear garden enclosed by an exedra. Inside, you can visit several rooms that are named after the theme of decorations including Ovid’s room, the room of the Horses, Psyche’s room and the “Giants room”. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, Sabbioneta, considered one of the “ideal” city of the Renaissance and built according to the inspiration of the duke Vespasiano Gonzaga. The old part of the town is still surrounded by ancient hexagonal walls which survived almost intact. The main monuments to see are the Ducal Palace, the Church of Incoronata, the Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Castello and the Palace of the Garden.

Individual price: from € 180.00 – minimum 15 participants

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