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Mantua City Centre Walking Tour

Guided walking tour in Mantua with a friendly, English-speaking local guide. Food, art, nature and a welcoming atmosphere; that’s what makes Mantua one of the best cities to visit in Italy. Discover the Gonzaga family's incredible legacy, where Shakespeare’s Romeo was banished, Verdi’s Rigoletto was set and Opera was born. Discover an amazing Unesco World Heritage Site and the reason why the greatest Italian Renaissance writer, Torquato Tasso, wrote “...Mantua is a magnificent town, worth a thousand mile travel to see it...”

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Transportation to/from attractions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Piazza Sordello, 46100, Mantua Italy

    Mantua is a little breathtaking gem; little known or barely remembered before, loved afterwards. The beauty of Mantua, however, is not only in its magnificent buildings but also in the beautiful squares and the charming alleys, lined with arcades and pretty houses. Mantua is small but spectacular and surrounded by beautiful natural environment where art, nature, cultural heritage, great food and overall good living aim for making life sweeter.
    The city centre tour starts in Sordello Square. Sordello Square is a huge square surronded by some of the most important monuments of the city like the Ducal Palace, the Cathedral and the Bishop's seat. From Sordello Square we can access some squares and gardens beloging to the Ducal Palace like Piazza Castello, Piazza Santa Barbara, Piazza Paccagnini and Piazza Pallone

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Broletto, 46100, Mantua Italy

    Broletto Square, the political square in medieval times, is surrounded by some communal buildings built in the 13th century like Palazzo del Podesta and Palazzo del Massaro. The square was also the place for execution, it is still possible to see the four iron rings used for torturing people.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza delle Erbe, 46100, Mantua Italy

    Piazza delle Erbe, bordered by the ancient Palazzo del Podesta to the north and the Palazzo della Ragione (court of justice) to the east, takes its name from the medieval fruit and vegetable market. The square is flanked by the typical porticos (arcades), the clock tower, with a 15th century astrolabe, and the Romanesque church of San Lorenzo

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100, Mantua Italy

    On Piazza Mantegna stands the Basilica of Sant’Andrea, a masterpiece of Leon Battista Alberti, one of the fathers of the Renaissance architecture. The square is the right place to admire its beautiful Renaissance façade

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    The Basilica of Sant'Andrea is still considered to be one of Alberti's most complete works and one of the greatest works of Renaissance architecture of the 15th century in Northern Italy. The façade, made up of classical architectural elements, conceals a single nave with barrel vaults and trompe-l'oeil painted walls. The first chapel on the left contains the tomb of Andrea Mantegna

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Leon Battista Alberti, 46100, Mantua Italy

    The portion of the cloister that closes Piazza L.B. Alberti is the only remaining part of the Benedictine monastery complex destroyed when the new Basilica of Sant’Andrea was built

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Piazza Sordello, 24, 46100 Mantova MN, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Piazza Erbe, 46100 Mantova MN, Italy
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Price is for 1 to 10 travelers
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Alliet’ARTI Tours

Activity ID: V-9977P1

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