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Palazzo Ducale Mantova

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Mantua Ducal Palace Entry Ticket
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Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 352100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palazzo Ducale was an amazing visit. I'm actually pretty impressed with the history of Mantova itself. Very rich culturally.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joaobiscaiamelo
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Palazzo is populated with great pictures, lovely architecture and garden on 2. floor. Palace is representing power and strength of Gonzaga Family. Worth of visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bobo W
Reviewed 4 November 2018

There is a lot to see in this glorious ducal palace. Not all parts were. Open when there, some in am and somein pm. This was a city of great wealth and this is seen in the palace. Signage good, in English as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Palace is stunning. Much more interesting inside than it looks from outside. After visiting I understand more about cities - states in medieval Italy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I am not sure what impressed us the most, the architecture of the building, the decorations on the walls and ceilings, or the art, including the collection of porcelain figurines. There was just so much to take in! The signage in English was informative. If...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 18 October 2018

You have seen many imitations of Renaissance frescoes on wall and ceilings but this is the absolute real thing, commissioned by the connaisseurs Gonzague in the 1400 s. They also collected Hellénistique sculpture. The coffered ceilings are amazing

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gianne d
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The palace is actually an ensemble of several buldings from the 14th to the 17th century. It belonged to the powerful Gonzaga family, Dukes of Mantua. It's a must see in Mantua in order to understand the greatness of Gonzaga family. A History lesson in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IsabelRuteSM
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Due to time constraints (mostly hunger pangs), our party did not dawdle going through the Palazzo Ducale, and it still took us a good 90 minutes. We likely could have learned much more about its history be reading all the informational plaques along the way,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Teresita_Herndon_VA
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Beautiful, enormous palace complex built by the enormously rich and powerful Gonzague family over 5 centuries; We decided to focus on the brilliant frescoes by Andrea Mantegna in the Camera degli Sposi, before visiting the rest of the palace, and are very glad we did!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The Ducal Palace complex and St George’s Castle are a series of magnificent buildings. It’s huge and undoubtedly costly and complex for the government to run. Unfortunately this is all too obvious. The first oddity is the ticket office, which mysteriously is not at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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