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Learn the legends and stories behind one of Italy’s most opulent Renaissance palaces—once home to the Gonzaga Lords— during this private walking tour. Choose between two guided visits for added flexibility: the National Museum of Palazzo Ducal, a masterpiece art collection housed over 500 ornate aristocratic chambers, or the Palazzo Te, a summer villa filled with sensual and illusionist frescoes. Or combine both for the ultimate in-depth experience.
The UNESCO–listed city of Mantua boasts an architectural and artistic legacy dating from the medieval era through the days of the Renaissance. On this tour, follow your guide on walk through the city and explore centuries of rich history and culture. Take in top attractions like the beautiful Sant'Andrea Basilica and visit the Ducal Palace (own expense)—home to some of Italy’s most impressive frescoes.
The UNESCO–listed city of Mantua boasts a colorful history dating back to the Middle Ages, with hidden secrets round every corner. On this walking tour, follow a guide through the Old Town to the city’s top attractions and architectural landmarks, and learn what makes Mantua so special. Wander from the Ducal Palace’s pretty courtyards to the medieval Piazza Broletto, and listen as your guide brings Mantua’s past to life.
• 3-hour Segway tour lead by an expert local guide
• See top Mantova. From piazza Marconi to piazza Mantegna that, together with the adjacent piazza Erbe, forms the city centre where stands the Saint Andrew’s Basilica, celebrated work of the Renaissance art.
We get to the picturesque piazza Erbe with its medieval buildings; the Reason’s Palace and Saint Laurence’s Rotunda being the most outstanding ones.
We arrive in piazza Sordello to admire the Ducal Palace or Gonzaga Royal Palace and moreover the Cathedral and Bonacolsi Palace, and then we continue towards the lakes.
Our back course gets onto piazza Castello and provides even more surprises before heading back, along comfortable and safe paths, to the arrival at the Tea Palace.
• Hear tales of colorful history from a knowledgeable guide
• Enjoy a Segway sightseeing tour that’s suitable for all fitness levels
• Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience
You will discover the Unesco city of Mantua from the gardens of the ducal residence of the Gonzaga lords, the magnificent Ducal Palace and the cathedral overlooking the cobbled Piazza Sordello Up to the fabulous lake and Palazzo Te
Explore two of Mantua’s star attractions on a privately guided tour of St. George’s Castle and the Ducal Palace. Meet your personal guide and tour St George’s, built by the Gonzaga family in 1406. Admire the towers and interiors, including the ‘Bridal Chamber,’ with its frescoes by Andrea Mantegna. Then, visit the Ducal Palace, the Gonzagas’ royal residence, to take in its history and fresco-painted rooms. St. George’s Castle admission at your own expense.