Art, good food, cultural events, beautiful landscape: there are many reasons for a tourist to visit Mantova and its attractions every time of the year.
Vista residence advice you how to spend your time in Mantova and its surroundings.
Art and history
From Piazza Sordello which is easy to reach from the residence by car, by bicycle or public transports, starts different historic and artistic itineraries.
For who wants to know about the history of the City it is impossible to renounce to visit the Ducal Palace and the Bonacolsi Palace, the Magna Domus, the beautiful Piazzas Erbe and Broletto, Palazzo della Ragione, the Basilica of S.Andrea, Rotonda of San Lorenzo and the scientific theatre Bibiena.
Walking distance from the city center there is Palazzo Te too that is well worth visiting. By the way you can stop to visit the house of Giulio Romano, Andrea Mantegna’s House, Church of San Sebastiano and the City Museum.
Near the city center you can also find Palazzo D’Arco, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the museum of Tazio Nuvolari, Learco Guerra and again many palaces, houses and historic places.
Every time of the year in these ancient palaces and monuments, particulary in Palazzo Te, you can visit prestigious Art Collections that have a national and international regard.
Wine show, folklore, culture
Mantova is full of typical Hosterias and Trattorias where you can enjoy the local cusine, moreover the city center often host wine and food shows to let people taste the typical flavours of Mantova’s Province.
For who wants to enjoy local life on Thursday, in Piazza Erbe and in the streets of the city center, there is the local market. This is an unmissable trade event.
The third Sunday of the month, between Piazza Sordello and Piazza Castello sees the antique trade market where you can find antique, strange and rare peaces.
Mantua is also host of many artisic, cultural and musical events that delight citizens and tourists. The most important and famous festival is Festivaletteratura; once a year, in september, for five days it offers meeting with writers, shows and concerts in the piazzas and streets of Mantova, thousands of visitors are attracted by this important event.
Cycle and Nature paths
For who loves nature, green setting and wants to enjoy an unusual landscape it will impossibile not to visit Mantua using the numerous cycle tracks that connect the city center to the lakeshore and to the natural reserves located in the Parco del Mincio as well as in Garda lake, Po and Oglio river.
3 km far away from the city center you can find the natural reserve of Bosco Fontana, where in the middle stands a small castle built by Vincenzo I Gonzaga. Otherwise in Bosco delle Bertone there is a center who work for the re-introduction of the white stork.
You can enjoy an unusual view of the Mincio River by motorship excursions. Following the river you will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of nature.