in Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Verona, Italy, Mantua

Half-day Guided tour of Mantua City Centre and Ducal Palace


Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Verona, Italy, Mantua

138.67 USD

1 - 10

3 hrs


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Overview
  • Discover Mantua, Unesco World Heritage Site since 2008 and 2016 Italian capital of culture. Join this engaging 3-hours tour and explore Mantua city centre and the Ducal Palace, one of Italy's greatest treasures, with a professional private local guide. Mantua surprises its visitors by her exceptional character: Small but spectacular, from every corner the city of Mantua offers an encounter with history and beauty. Visit Mantua, where artistic wonders, great food and sheer beauty conspire to make life sweeter.

Location
  • Around:
    • Piazza delle Erbe
    • Verona, Verona, Italy
    • Mantua
  • Pickup: Rigoletto's house, Piazza Sordello, 23, 46100 Mantova MN, Italy

Categories
  • Cultural Tours
  • Private Sightseeing Tours
  • Half-day Tours
  • City Tours
  • Walking Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 9:30am
    3pm
  • Duration: 3 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $138.67
  • Size: 1 - 10 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide, German - Guide, Spanish - Guide, Italian - Guide

Inclusion
  • Professional guide.
    Private tour.
    Entry/Admission - Castello San Giorgio

Exclusion
  • Entrance ticket for Ducal Palace + castle € 14,00/ea.
    Transportation to/from attractions.
    Entry/Admission - Palazzo Ducale Mantova

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Half-day Guided tour of Mantua City Centre and Ducal Palace

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palazzo Ducale Mantova, Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua Italy

Declared World Heritage site by UNESCO, Mantua is home to Palazzo Ducale (Ducal Palace) built by the Gonzagas who became one of Italy's leading Renaissance families. Symbol of Mantua, this 35,000-sq-metre palace is made of buildings, galleries, inner courts, gardens and a castle. Even if it is famous for Mantegna's frescos in the Camera degli Sposi (Bridal chamber), it also boasts many other architectural and painted elements.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Castello San Giorgio, Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua Italy

The castle’s greatest treasures are tucked away inside, like the Camera Picta (The bridal chamber). This room was turned into a work of art realized by Andrea Mantegna, one of the most important Reinassence painter. The stunning frescoes give visitors the impression of being in an open portico overlooking the beautiful countryside.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Sordello, 46100, Mantua Italy

Piazza Sordello is a large square surronded by some of the most important historic buildings of the city like the Ducal Palace, the cathedral and the Bishop's seat

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Broletto, 46100, Mantua Italy

This was the medieval political square where the communal palaces were build like the old town hall and the Massaro's seat. Under the big arch it is possible to see the 4 iron rings used for torturing

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza delle Erbe, 46100, Mantua Italy

Bordered by the rear facade of the medieval town hall to the north and the Palazzo di Giustizia (courthouse) to the east, this square, named after the medieval fruit and vegetable market, is also dominated by a 15 century astrolabe and the romanesque church of Saint Laurence

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua Italy

Planned by Leon Battista Alberti It is one of the major works of 15th-century Renaissance architecture in Northern Italy. The façade made up of clasical architectural features conceals a single nave with barrel vaulting and walls painted in trompe-I'oeil. The first chapel on the left contains the tomb of Andrea Mantegna.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Most travelers can participate.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Reviews

5.0 stars, based on 1 reviews
Svend S
Svend S

Great tour with a knowledgeable guide. There is no way you will discover the little secrets of the palace on your own.

17/08/2016
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