MANTUA (It. Mantova): City centre guided tour (classic tour)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

120326


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Slopes steps and cobble-stoned pavements make this tour unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Italy's sleeping beauty city


Mantua surprises its visitors by her exceptional character. Small but spectacular, from every corner the city of Mantua offers an encounter with history and beauty. It's surrounded by beautiful environment, in which water and earth are unexpectedly interwoven. Settled by the Etruscans the city enjoyed a position of status in the early modern world that was further underlined by its association with Virgil, the great latin poet, born in Mantuan territory. 1198 the city optimized the Mincio river, creating the so-called "four lakes". From the Middle Ages it was ruled by the art-loving Gonzaga dynasty, one of Italy's great Renaissance families who protected art and culture. Mantua rapidly became an important buffer state between Milan and Venice, and attracted leading lights such as Petrarch, Mantegna, Rubens, Giulio Romano. In 1707 Mantua was seized by the Habsburgs, ending Gonzaga rule. Shakespeare's Romeo heard of Juliet's death in Mantua and Verdi set his opera Rigoletto in its melancholy fog-bound streets

Itinerary

Rigoletto's House; San Giorgio Castle (exterior) Piazza Castello Piazza Santa Barbara; Piazza Sordello with the façade of Palazzo ducale (Duke's Palace); façade of the Cathedral, Piazza Broletto, Piazza delle Erbe with San Lorenzo Church, façade of the Merchant's House, Piazza Mantegna with the Basilica of Sant'Andrea, Piazza Leon Battista Alberti former cloister of the Sant'Andrea monastery.
Visit to Bibiena Theatre (€ 1, 20/ea for members of a group or € 2, 00/ea for individuals. Tickets can be paid on the spot on visiting day. This ticket price is not included in the tour price)

Churches close at noon and re-open at 3 pm. During services it's forbidden to visit churches.

On request this tour can be customized

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

walking tour

What’s Included

Other: The tour price includes:

- the guided tour (2 hours)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - In summer time a bottle of water

What’s Extra

Other: If you plan your visit from Verona, transportation is not included but I can help you with train or private vehicle: return train ticket costs 7 € per person. From verona to Mantua it takes 45 minutes by train.

Restrictions

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

A Recent Review of this tour

Manuela was a wonderful guide who had a lot of knowledge of Mantova and was passionate about her job. She met us at the train station which was very helpful and recommended a lovely restaurant for lunch.
Leslie Ender

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    Tour Price

    127 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 2 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    120326


    Categories

    City, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    Slopes steps and cobble-stoned pavements make this tour unsuitable for wheelchairs.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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