Museum of Numismatics: with its 2160 pieces in gold, silver and bronze the coin collection of Banca Agricola Mantovana is the most complete collection in the world, along with thatRead More
It was built in X century as a baptismal chapel, as stated in a document of 966. In XII century it became the church of the adjoining Benedictine monastery. InRead More
St. Rocco is the patron of plague victims. This baroque oratory was built a few years after the 1576 pestilence, as a part of a major religious complex.
Sant'Andrea oratory in Ghisione village is the parish artistic treasure; it stands where once was a Roman villa. It is an original terracotta Romanesque building with three apses. In XVRead More
The ducal palace was originally a Modena fortress, which was built in 1125 and later conquered by MantuansRead More
Palazzo Te, Mantua
Palazzo Te is Giulio Romano's masterpiece in Mantua; it was built (1525-1535) as a leisure residence, on the orders of Federico II Gonzaga. Great artists, such
Paolo Gorini’s anatomy collection Piazza Ospitale 10 c/o ASL della Provincia di Lodi Tel. 0371/374569 Dott. Alberto Carli - Cell. 349/3243921 Located at the heart of the old hospital, onRead More
Santa Croce – id est Holy Cross – church bears sign of an XI century hermitage. Its apse, bell tower and layout are Romanesque, but it was consecrated only inRead More
Pegognaga appears in documents as a land estate in 877, and as a parish of Reggio Emilia diocese in 980; San Lorenzo parish was likely known as San Lorenzo diRead More
This stronghold, built to defend Mantua in the early 19C, was partially destroyed by an explosion in May 1917. The French and Austrians incorporated the fort into the great fortificationsRead More
They are a rare example of military fortification conceived in the Middles Ages, starting from the 12th century, and continuously renovated and improved between the 16th and 19th century, inRead More
Today's basilica is still attesting of Giulio Romano's genius and summing up the most important moments in Polirone's history.
From 1540 to 1545, Giulio built again the basilica without
Founded in 1977, this is one of the largest ethnographic museums in Italy. With over 13,000 objects, it has a policy of preserving the material and immaterial record of theRead More
Architect Bartolino of Novara started the construction of this massive building in 1395, on the orders of Francesco Gonzaga.
The castle was a good defence bastion and a symbol of
San Lorenzo appears in documents since 1059; the bishop of Reggio Emila assigned it to marquis Boniface, the father of Matilda of Tuscany.
It stood on the road to
By tradition, this is one of the churches built on the orders of Matilda of Tuscany (1046-1115).
Its layout reminds of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, while