1. Italy
  2. Lombardy
  3. Mantova

Mantova: Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 352196
Discover the fascinating historical center of Mantua. Starting from the courtyards and gardens of the ducal residence of the Gonzaga lords, you'll encounter the magnificent Palazzo Ducale and a cathedral overlooking the cobbled Piazza Sordello.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover ducal palace in Mantova
  • Visit Te Palace
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed town center
  • Walk to Piazza delle Erbe, the ancient yet still-modern commercial center of town
  • Visit Piazza Sordello, Mantua's most beautiful square and symbol of Renaissance harmony
Full description
After gathering in front of the entrance of the Captain's Palace in Piazza Sordello, your private Mantua sightseeing tour will kick off. This little-known city is a breathtaking jewel which boasts not only magnificent buildings, but also splendid squares and suggestive alleys lined with arcades and graceful houses.

Mantua is small but spectacular and is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment where art, nature, cultural heritage, excellent food, and a good overall lifestyle make life sweeter. You will see St. George's Castle, built by Francesco Gonzaga between 1395 and 1406, which became one of the most important examples of the Italian Renaissance when Andrea Mantegna painted the famous Camera degli Sposi.

Your guide will then take you to visit Piazza Sordello, the main and most ancient nucleus of Mantua. This is where the town was born, and this square still represents the most important place in town, with its Duomo di Mantiva cathedral, Palazzo Ducale, and the other palaces which date back to the Middle Ages. Among the other attractions, you will also see Piazza delle Erbe, which has been the main marketplace in town since the Middle Ages.
Includes
  • Ticket entrance to Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Te
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in front of the entrance of the Captain's palace in Piazza Sordello.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility