Cultural Heritage

The house of Mantegna, Mantua

The residence Andrea Mantegna built for himself is a very interesting example of Renaissance architecture.
Today it is a property of the Province of Mantua and it hosts several

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Torrazzo

A tower rising to approximately 20 metres that closes Palazzo Gonzaga-Acerbi to the east. It was constructed between the late 15C and the first half of the 16C, a period

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Torre d` Oglio pontoon bridge

Between 1750 and 1926, people paid a toll to be taken across the River Oglio on rafts and ferries. In 1926, the towns of Viadana, Marcaria and Dosolo formed a

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Town museum – Palazzo San Sebastiano, Mantua

The palace is a former residence of Francesco II Gonzaga, where it is possible to admire the famous “Triumphs of Caesar” frescoed by Andrea Mantegna.
A rich municipal collection of

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Truffle Museum - Tru.Mu.

The TRU.MU (Truffle Museum) is in Bonizzo, Borgofranco Po, a small village in Basso Mantovano (south of Po river), in the heart of Mantuan truffle valley. It was inaugurated in

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Villa Galvagnina Vecchia

This Renaissance mansion once belonged to the Gonzagas and contains frescoes by Giulio Romano or, more likely, pupils of the famous master.
The square building has an irregular square plan and

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Villa Mina della Scala

Casteldidone, 30 km from Cremona, is on the old main Giuseppina road, in the direction of the border with the Mantova area. Just outside the village, villa
Mina della Scala,

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Villa Zani

Built for the Gonzaga family between 1528 and 1561, this villa is an interesting example of the work of Giulio Romano, who was also admired by Palladio.
The piano nobile centres

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Villa la Favorita

A sumptuous Gonzaga villa built between 1615 and 1624, under the direction of the architect Nicolò Sebregondi, for Duke Ferdinando, who perhaps wanted to install his court here amid lush

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Villimpenta Scaliger castle

This castle was built by the Scaliger family with a plan shaped as an irregular pentagon; two polygonal towers and a massive corner tower remain. The castle originally had a

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Virgiliano museum

This museum of modern art and archaeology currently houses two valuable collections donated to the municipality by the citizens of Virgilio: Ugo Celada’s modern art collection and Vincenzo Prati’s archaeological

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