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Museo di Palazzo Ducale.

Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 352100
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Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 352100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Under-realised in contemporary museum terms, here's an example of how Mother italy has managed to squander its riches & not capitalise on its past. That having been said, this is nonetheless an extraordinary place & it beggars the mind how the Gonzagas, the original inhabitants...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place was amazing and highly recommended to take some time appreciating the frescoes and decorations. Most of the rooms were not heated. I was freezing inside! Best to go during the day in warm weather.

Thank lexiebu
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is a huge complex, a ducal palace and castle. It was home to the Gonzaga family, which ruled Mantua for three hundred years. There are buildings from the several centuries, with some of the palace decorated in the 18th century when the Gonzaga family...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Slightly hard to work out how to get in – the ticket office is between the castle (where the Mantegna frescoes are) and the Palace which forms the rest of the visit. Once I’d worked that out, it was fine – the Mantegnas are a...More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The ticket price includes the garden, lovely to get away from the heat. The palace is vast and very informative even if you are not on a tour. Worth the visit if ceilings are your favourite.

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Palazzo Ducale during our visit to Mantova and it was, frankly, dull. Lots of rooms, yes, lots of stuff, yes, (although many of the rooms were stark and empty), but not presented in a interesting or engaging way. We were quite bored...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 21 September 2017

One ticket gives entry to both the castle and palace. The latter is vast and conveys the granduer of the Gonzaga dukes of Mantua very well.

Thank Norman E
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Buildings of Palazzo Ducale from a different time period, from XIII to XV centuries. Apartments have a lot of paintings and other work of art. The Pisanello rooms with a beautiful frescoes.

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Well presented and extensive selection of paintings and works of art. Easy to follow pathway around the wonderful rooms of this fine palace.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Gorganza's were in charge at Mantua for 400 years and have left their mark with an extraordinary palace complex. the outstanding feature is the extensive wall frescos and decorated ceilings.

Thank Hornista
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25 September 2016|
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Response from Jackie_lonsdale | Reviewed this property |
You book the Ducal Palace time of entry. It depends of course how long you spend in each room before you arrive at the Sposi room and they do limit your time there, although at this time of year there will be fewer visitors... More
Robert B
21 January 2015|
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Response from Robert B |
Thank you for your information. I shall check back laterals you suggest RGB