This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Bologna Mantua or Modena a short-term stay
Both cities can be easily reached by car or train (for train ticket prices see section "what's extra").
MANTUA (It. Mantova)
Wrapped in water Mantua is an overlooked Renaissance gem; a mini-Florence, rich with art. Where Florence had the Medicis, Mantua had the Gonzagas who commissioned the finest Renaissance craftmen. Waking down the Unesco World Heritage city you first meet the Ducal Palace which covers an area of ca. 35, 000 m². Up to 1630 2, 000 paintings and 20, 000 valuable objects, the richest art collections known in Europe at that time, were stored in the palace. In the city centre you can admire saint Andrew church drawn by L. B. Alberti.
Modena, made famous by the likes of Ferrari and Maserati, Pavarotti, balsamic vinegar and tortellini, is home to a historic university and the 12th century Saint Geminiano Cathedral, a supreme example of Romanesque art. Now the Cathedral with its soaring Tower and its Piazza Grande are Unesco World Heritage monuments.
TOUR IN MANTUA
CITY CENTRE: Rigoletto's house, Piazza Sordello, Piazza Broletto, Piazza delle Erbe, Saint Andrea Basilica and public gardens and inner courtyards belonging to the ducal palace.
In case you wish to visit the Castle with the Mantegna's frescoes and the ducal palace pls inform the guide. The ducal palace is closed on mondays
No tickets are foreseen in mMantua city centre, ticket for castle and ducal palace € 14, 00/ea
TOUR IN MODENA
The walking tour starts from the most important monuments in Modena: Piazza Grande, Saint Geminiano Cathedral and the Ghirlandina tower. The visit continues with the monuments and old streets near the Piazza Grande, like the Via Emilia, the main urban artery since the Roman age. The tour ends with the visit of the area of the former Jewish Ghetto, where the historical synagogue rises and Piazza Roma with the Ducal Palace of the family Este, presently seat of a Military Academy.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
walking tours in Modena and Mantua city centres.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
14 EURO - Castle and ducal palace visit
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark
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