18 Sights in Mantua, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Mantua, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 18 sights are available in Mantua, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Mantua

1. Palazzo Te

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Palazzo del Te or Palazzo Te is a palace in the suburbs of Mantua, Italy. It is a fine example of the mannerist style of architecture, and the acknowledged masterpiece of Giulio Romano. Although formed in Italian, the usual name in English of Palazzo del Te is not that now used by Italians. The official modern name, and by far the most common name in Italian, is Palazzo Te. The English name arises because the art historian, Vasari, calls it the "Palazzo Del T", and English-speaking writers, especially art historians, still most often call it "Palazzo del Te".

Wikipedia: Palazzo del Te (EN), Website

2. Chiesa di San Sebastiano

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San Sebastiano is an Early Renaissance church in Mantua, northern Italy. Begun in 1460 according to the designs of Leon Battista Alberti, it was left partially completed in the mid-1470s, by which time construction had slowed and was no longer being directed by Alberti. As a consequence, little remains of Alberti’s work apart from the plan, which is considered one of the earliest and most significant examples of Renassiances centrally-planned churches. The plan is in the shape of a Greek cross, with three identical arms centering apses, under a central cross-vaulted space without any interior partitions. The church sits on a ground-level crypt which was intended to serve as a mausoleum for the Gonzaga family.

Wikipedia: San Sebastiano (Mantua) (EN)

3. Basilica di Sant'Andrea

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Basilica di Sant'Andrea

The Basilica of Sant'Andrea is a Roman Catholic co-cathedral and minor basilica in Mantua, Lombardy (Italy). It is one of the major works of 15th-century Renaissance architecture in Northern Italy. Commissioned by Ludovico III Gonzaga, the church was begun in 1472 according to designs by Leon Battista Alberti on a site occupied by a Benedictine monastery, of which the bell tower (1414) remains. The building, however, was only finished 328 years later. Though later changes and expansions altered Alberti's design, the church is still considered to be one of Alberti's most complete works. It looms over the Piazza Mantegna.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Sant'Andrea, Mantua (EN)

4. Torre degli Zuccaro

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The Zuccaro Tower is a medieval building that rises in Via Tazzoli 10 in Mantua, in the immediate adjacent of the Ducal Citadel of the Gonzaga and the historically main square of the city, Piazza Sordello. The local population is known dialectally as "Tor dal Sücar", a sugar tower, which probably originated from the linguistic deformation of the family name that was owner of it in the sixteenth century. Also the historian Davari believed that the name derives from the use of the tower, until 1769, as a salt warehouse, mineral that in the local dialect was called sücar brüsc, sugar with a sour flavor.

Wikipedia: Torre degli Zuccaro (IT)

5. Chiesa di Sant'Egidio

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The church of Sant'Egidio is located in the historic center of Mantua on Via Pietro Frattini. A church was located on the site likely by the 9th century, but is documented from the year 1151 in a bull by Pope Eugenius III. In 1540, the chapel of the Valenti was built, commissioned by the last will of Valente Valenti, courtier in the Gonzaga Duchy. Beginning in 1721, the church underwent a major reconstruction, and the present facade dates to that time. In 1777, the cardinal Luigi Valenti reconstructed the family chapel.

Wikipedia: Sant'Egidio (Mantua) (EN)

6. Piazza Virgiliana

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Piazza Virgiliana

The Piazza Virgiliana is an oblong shaped park in the center of Mantua, region of Lombardy Italy. It spans from a circumvailling Piazza Virgilliana street, fed from Piazza dei Filipinni by Via Virgilio, and stretching northwest towards Lago di Mezzo, from which it is separated by a wall and a span of the busy SS62 highway. The park has a number of tree-lined trails, and commemorative statues, most prominent of which is a monument to Virgil with flanking fountains.

Wikipedia: Piazza Virgiliana, Mantua (EN)

7. Chiesa di Sant'Orsola

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The Church of Sant'Orsola in Mantua, Italy, was designed and built in 1608 by Antonio Maria Viani, the architect of the ducal court of the House of Gonzaga. The church was commissioned by Margherita Gonzaga d'Este, the widow of Alfonso II d'Este. Margherita, while not a nun herself, as a widow came to live in an apartment in the Clarissan monastery that was once adjacent.

Wikipedia: Church of Sant'Orsola (Mantua) (EN)

8. Casa di Rigoletto

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Casa di Rigoletto

Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the 1832 play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Despite serious initial problems with the Austrian censors who had control over northern Italian theatres at the time, the opera had a triumphant premiere at La Fenice in Venice on 11 March 1851.

Wikipedia: Rigoletto (EN)

9. Museo archeologico nazionale di Mantova

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The National Archaeological Museum of Mantua is an archaeological museum located in Mantua, Italy. It is located at the Palazzo Ducale and holds objects discovered from excavations in the surrounding territory. The museum is operated by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy.

Wikipedia: National Archaeological Museum of Mantua (EN)

10. Chiesa di Santa Maria del Gradaro

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The church of Santa Maria del Gradaro was built in Mantua starting from the year 1256 with the addition of the convent in 1260. The term Gradaro is attributable to the word Latina Creatariium which would describe the particular characteristic of the land where the original cult office arose .

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria del Gradaro (IT)

11. Chiesa di San Leonardo

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The church of San Leonardo Abate is among the oldest churches in the city of Mantua. It overlooks the homonymous square inside the ancient horn district, so called for the shape it assumed in unleashing in the middle lake; The current name of the neighborhood derived from the church itself.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Leonardo (Mantova) (IT)

12. Palazzo San Sebastiano - Museo della Città

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The MACA - Mantova Collezioni Antiche is a museum in Mantua located in the sixteenth-century Palazzo San Sebastiano owned by the municipality. The museum was inaugurated on March 19, 2005 and since February 17, 2023 it has taken on its current name.

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13. Voltone di San Pietro

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Voltone di San Pietro or Porta di San Pietro, until the end of the thirteenth century, was one of the three ancient doors which, inserted in the first wall of the city, closed access to St. Peter's Square, center of the Civitas Vetus in Mantua.

Wikipedia: Voltone di San Pietro (IT)

14. Palazzo d'Arco

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The Palazzo D'Arco is a Neoclassical-style palace located on Piazza Carlo D'Arco #4 in Mantua, region of Lombardy, Italy. The palace houses the Museo di Palazzo d'Arco, which displays the furnishings and artwork collected by the Duke D'Arco.

Wikipedia: Palazzo D'Arco, Mantua (EN)

15. Palazzo Castiglioni

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The Palazzo Bonacolsi, also known as Palazzo Castiglioni, is a 13th-century Gothic-style aristocratic palace located in the center of the town in Piazza Sordello in front of the Ducal Palace in Mantua, region of Lombardy, Italy.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Bonacolsi (EN)

16. Torre dell'Orologio

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The Torre dell'Orologio is a 15th-century renaissance tower on the Piazza delle Erbe in Mantua, Italy. It is attached to the Palazzo della Ragione, and next to the Rotonda di San Lorenzo. It houses an astronomical clock.

Wikipedia: Torre dell'Orologio, Mantua (EN)

17. Chiesa di San Martino

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The church of San Martino, dedicated to St Martin of Tours is a Baroque architecture, Roman Catholic church located on Via Pomponazzo in a quartiere once known as San Martino in Mantua, region of Lombardy, Italy.

Wikipedia: San Martino, Mantua (EN)

18. Santi Simone e Giuda

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Santi Simone e Giuda is a Renaissance architecture, Roman Catholic church located in Mantua, region of Lombardy, Italy. The church rises near the Palazzo d'Arco and the Church of the Fillipines in Mantua.

Wikipedia: Santi Simone e Giuda, Mantua (EN)


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