More like a small city than a palace, Palazzo Ducale di Mantova features 500 rooms built from the 14th century onwards. It covers 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres). Explore the complex's buildings, inner courtyards, and gardens. You'll see large frescoes, intricate wooden detailing, Roman artifacts, and paintings by local and famous Italian artists. Visit the duke's apartments, which for four centuries was home to Mantua's Gonzaga family. Use our Mantua trip itinerary planning website to visit Palazzo Ducale di Mantova on your trip to Mantua, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Palazzo Ducale di Mantova reviews
Really enjoyed going around this Palazzo. Absolutely amazing inside and your visit can take several hours. Tickets are purchased further down from the entrance and there are often queue's, although.... more
Really enjoyed going around this Palazzo. Absolutely amazing inside and your visit can take several hours. Tickets are purchased further down from the entrance and there are often queue's, although.... more »
The Camera degli Sposi is a tiny round room within the Ducal Palace. It is covered with frescos, around the walls and on the oculus ceiling, painted by Mantegna. They depict the bridegrooms...
The Camera degli Sposi is a tiny round room within the Ducal Palace. It is covered with frescos, around the walls and on the oculus ceiling, painted by Mantegna. They depict the bridegrooms... more »
Mantova is a very nice beautiful antique town. Palazzo Ducale is an old and must visit castle. I wanted to see residential apartments, but access is denied. It is possible to see only the bedroom of queen. The frescoes by Andrea Mantegna are gorgeous.
The guide gave this place the highest rating so we decided to visit the palazzo. Personally, I did not enjoy much of the castle as most of it is outdated and it cost way too much if you are paying full price. If you are coming here to see frescoes, stay away. You might be an old castle enthusiast - perhaps then this is more to your taste. I enjoyed the courtyard, but it was nothing special really. I don't think I will visit again.
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