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

 (3)

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

Read More Reviews For This Tour
Private tour guide Manuela

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Manuela R.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/TourMantua

Tours by Manuela R.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

FERRARA: city centre guided tour (classic tour)

FERRARA: city centre guided tour (classic,...

Ferrara: The city of Renaissance and ... bicycles - Unesco World Heritage,...

132 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

learn more
MODENA: city centre guided tour

MODENA: city centre guided tour

Ferrari, Cuisine, Culture and ... Art - Unesco World Heritage Centre

132 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

learn more
BOLOGNA: city centre tour - (full day)

BOLOGNA: city centre tour - (full day)

Bologna: an omnivore's dream - TASTING of typical products and wines,...

248 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

learn more
BOLOGNA and Ravenna: classic city centre tours (full day)

BOLOGNA and Ravenna: classic city centre,...

This tour is perfect for those who spend in Bologna or in the area,...

265 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

learn more
VERONA and Mantua: Classic city tours - Two Unesco World Heritage Sites

VERONA and Mantua: Classic city tours,...

This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Verona or Mantua,...

253 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

learn more
BOLOGNA and VERONA walking tours: A 'must' tour for first-time visitor and photography lovers

BOLOGNA and VERONA walking tours: A 'must',...

This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Bologna or Verona,...

288 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

9 hours

learn more
MANTUA: Palazzo Te, Ducal palace and City centre guided tour

MANTUA: Palazzo Te, Ducal palace and,...

A 16 century love affair - Women competition for power at court - Full,...

242 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

learn more
MANTUA: Jewish Mantua guided tour (City Centre, old Ghetto, Synagogue and Jewish cemetery)

MANTUA: Jewish Mantua guided tour (City,...

Jews referred to Mantua as "Kiriah ha Alizah" "the happy city"

150 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

learn more
MANTUA: Palazzo Te and ducal palace

MANTUA: Palazzo Te and ducal palace

Tour in the Gonzagas' palaces - The Art of Mantua: Power and Patronage,...

150 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more
FERRARA: city centre and Este castle guided tour

FERRARA: city centre and Este castle,...

Ferrara: The city of Ranaissance and ... Este family - Unesco World,...

156 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more
FERRARA: Jewish Ferrara guided tour (City Centre, old Ghetto, Synagogues and Jewish cemetery)

FERRARA: Jewish Ferrara guided tour (City,...

Jewish synagogues and museum are TEMPORARILY closed for restorative,...

138 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

learn more
PARMA - city centre guided tour

PARMA - city centre guided tour

Verdi's Italy: ham, cheese, opera and... a beautiful City Centre

138 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

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

SABBIONETA (Mantua Province): city centre,,...

Sabbioneta: An ideal Renaissance city - Unesco World Heritage Centre

138 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours

learn more
BOLOGNA and Modena: classic city centre tours (full day)

BOLOGNA and Modena: classic city centre,...

This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Bologna a short-term,...

242 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

learn more
MODENA and PARMA tours starting from Modena or Parma: classic city centre tours (full day)

MODENA and PARMA tours starting from,...

This tour is recommended for people who stay in Emilia Romagna Region,...

242 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours 30 min.

learn more
MANTUA: Palazzo Te, Ducal palace and City centre guided tour

MANTUA: Palazzo Te, Ducal palace and,...

A 16 century love affair - Women competition for power at court - Full,...

301 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

learn more
Mantua (It. Mantova) and Sabbioneta guided tour

Mantua (It. Mantova) and Sabbioneta guided,...

Unesco World Heritage Centres: Mantua (It. Mantova) and Sabbioneta

253 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

learn more
VERONA and San Pietro hill walking tour: A good way to know the city centre and discover the hill where the city was founded

VERONA and San Pietro hill walking tour:,...

See tour map with itinerary in green colour - 5-hour walking tour in,...

288 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

learn more
VERONA walking tour: A good way to know the city and get oriented. A 'must' tour for first-time visitor and photography lovers

VERONA walking tour: A good way to know,...

See tour map with itinerary in green colour - 4-hour walking tour in,...

242 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

learn more
FERRARA: City centre, Este castle and Schifanoia palace guided tour (Full tour)

FERRARA: City centre, Este castle and,...

Ferrara: Ranaissance, Astrology and ... the Este Family - Unesco World,...

242 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

learn more
MODENA and FERRARA from Bologna: classic city centre tours (full day)

MODENA and FERRARA from Bologna: classic,...

 unrated

This tour is recommended for people who spend more than 1 day in Bologna,...

276 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

7 hours

learn more
SABBIONETA (in the province of mantua) and palace Te in MANTUA: Unesco sites

SABBIONETA (in the province of mantua),...

 unrated

The Gonzagas: Power and Patronage in the Renaissance

188 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

learn more