SABBIONETA (Mantua Province): city centre, Giardino and Ducal palaces, theatre and synagogue guided tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

119738


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Lots of steps and staircases, in some buildings and in the synagogue there are no lifts

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Sabbioneta: An ideal Renaissance city - Unesco World Heritage Centre


Mantua was not alone in experiencing the splendours and the learned sensibility of the Gonzaga family. In their feuds the cadet lines of the Gonzaga family gave birth to courts rich in works of art. Among all these feuds Sabbioneta reached the prestigious rank of Ducky in 1577 and became the Little Athens of the Renaissance thanks to a Gonzaga grown-up among the great of Europe. In the 16th century a village in the Po Valley was turned into a capital town according to the models of old Roman towns, thanks to its Prince: Vespasiano Gonzaga Colonna. Sabbioneta boasts an almost intact Renaissance street-network, a city wall a two city gates, urbanistic structures and buildings like the theatre, the Ducal Palace, the Garden Palace, the long gallery, the Incoronata church, where Vespasiano was buried, and the synagogue. The theatre represented a real revolutionary work, being the first example of permanent theatre in an age of strolling players. Sabbioneta is located 30 km west from Mantua

Itinerary

Palazzo Giardino, the long gallery called "Corridor Grande", The Renaissance theatre, the Ducal palace, the Synagogue, one of the city gates, a look at the city wall and a walk in the small town

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In the small area in front of the Garden Palace entrance, where the tourist and ticket offices are. Piazza (square) D'Armi n.1

End location: The same as meet up location
In the small area in front of the Garden Palace entrance, where the tourist and ticket offices are. Piazza (square) D'Armi n.1

Duration: 2 hours

On MONDAYS all tourist buildings are closed in Italy furthermore it is also public day of rest in the Region Lombardy

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

The price includes the guided tour (2H30)
Admission fees NOT included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 EUR - Admission ticket to Garden Palace, Ducal Palace, long Gallery Corridor Grande, Theatre and Synagogue for each person.

What’s Extra

The tour price doesn't include:
- Tickets to to Garden Palace, Ducal Palace, long gallery Corridor Grande, Theatre and synagogue.
- transfer to and from Sabbioneta to and from any destination (I can help you to call a taxi or look for a public mean)

Restrictions

I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark

A Recent Review of this tour

We were a group of four experienced travelers. Manuela was an excellent guide. Her knowledge of the history., culture, cuisine and art of the northern Italian cities was thorough. We took two tours in one day which lasted nine hours in Mantua and Sabioneta with a lunch break which considering we all are inn our seventies was quite.an undertaking but we had a great tour which we will all remember. Highly recommended
Andrew Milano

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