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Museo di Palazzo Ducale.

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Address: Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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Great art

Amazing art paintings in the centre of Mantua. You can have free access here if you buy a 'Mantova card'

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing art paintings in the centre of Mantua. You can have free access here if you buy a 'Mantova card'

Thank Stefano P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just imagine.... you get to Mantua through a wonderful bridge upon the so called '2 lakes' even though it is just one, and you see this huge palace from the outside, and then you go inside and you'll find more than 500 rooms!!!! The palace was built between the 14th and the 17th century by the noble family of Gonzaga.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The visit could easily take several hours if you want to really enjoy it and appreciate it... but the time spent is completely worth it. This palace is a gem of Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture. In terms of its grandiosity and richness could be compared to Versailles, yet it's located in a small (but beautiful) town of province.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We went on Sunday morning and we more or less had this gem all to ourselves. An absolute delight created by the Gonzaga family over the period of 5 centuries. Unfortunately a great deal of the art work was sold off to the King of England in the 1600s but it is still a treasure. Excellent explanations, very clearly set... More 

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Trogir, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Brilliant! Definitely a place to visit. I was astonished by the beauty of this museum. There are a lot of things to see so do not miss it...

Thank Jeannine L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This didn't do it for us. The art work and different rooms blended into one, nothing there which really sparked our interest. No doubt that others have different opinions and may well have enjoyed it.

Thank Graham19
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The vast castle of the Gonzaga family is a 14-th century fortress and a proper palace, filled with art - and famous for the frescoes in the Caera degli Sposi (the room of the newly weds). The caste can be visited with a guide - which is very much worth it! We had a wonderful, passionate and funny guide -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Amazing museum, showing the history of the local dynasty, architecture,furniture, paintings, gardens, just stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Each room was differently decorated with unique ceilings and wall frescoes. A vast site and very interesting. The power on show in the elaborately decorated rooms is a part of the whole history of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The "other" palace in Mantova, the Te holding the only artist Shakespeare mentions by name, Giulio Romano; still, this one is more habitable, with nice ceilings…see illustration. The guides are a bit compulsive on having to go only one way--even through specific rooms. Odd. May derive from rigid Italian schooling? See illustration of Diana (the Moon) drawn across the heavens... More 

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