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  1. Italy
  2. Lombardy
  3. Mantova

Mantua: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Product ID: 95124
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Join this guided tour of downtown Mantua, a fascinating and yet little-known town in the Lombardy region listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Admire its particular monuments, the typical piazze and enjoy its Renaissance atmosphere.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk by the famous San Giorgio Castle, where the most famous artwork of Mantua (Mantegna's "Camera Picta") is kept
  • Visit Piazza Sordello, Mantua's most beautiful square and symbol of Renaissance harmony
  • Admire the most important church in town, the Mantua Cathedral, and the majestic Palazzo Ducale
  • Walk to Piazza delle Erbe, the ancient - and still modern - commercial center of the town with its typical "botteghe" and open air bars
Full description
The origins of Mantua date back to the Etruscan times, when Mantua was a god of Hades. The great Latin poet Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro 70-10 B.C.) was born here. Visiting Mantua, walking along the old town heart is like stepping back in time. Taking part in this private walking tour led by an expert local guide, you will have the chance to explore downtown Mantua and get to know its history, the most important monuments, palaces and squares which represent the real soul of the town.

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 (The Bridal Chamber). Your guide will 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 cathedral (Duomo di Mantiva), Palazzo Ducale and the other palaces dating back to the Middle Ages.
Amongst the other attractions, you will also see Piazza delle Erbe (The Herbs Square), which represents the main marketplace in town since the Middle Ages. It also still hosts part of the weekly market on Thursdays. Here, you can admire the beautiful Palazzo della Ragione (the Palace of Justice) and the oldest church in town, called La Rotonda, that was built back in 1082. Ready for a tour which will leave you with a sense of astonishment and new fascinating knowledge? One final tip: you might want to bring along your camera.
Includes
  • Tour led by an expert local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to museums, churches and palaces

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Meeting point

Via San Giorgio, 3, Mantova, MN, Italy. The meeting point is at the entrance of town, just next to St. George Castle (Castello di San Giorgio).

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour does not include entrance to sites which require an entrance fee
• The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of an exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled and you will be given a full refund

From £257.50 Per group up to 30

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Product ID: 95124