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Palazzo Te, Mantua

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Must see · World heritage site · Art Museum · Architectural Building
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A masterpiece designed by architect Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te is a blend of palace and villa architecture. The four facades with rustic-looking walls and flat pilasters appear symmetrical. Take a closer look, though, and you'll see that the spaces between the columns do not match. Few windows in the inner courtyard, plus an uneven and broken plaster textures, add to the true Mannerist style Romano loved. The exterior of the palace was finished quickly, but the interior took ten years to complete. An entire team of decorators covered every room with frescoes. The most famous is Romano's invented dome on the ceiling in the Room of Giants. Using our world travel planner, Mantua attractions like Palazzo Te can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Overrated and unnecessary especially if you've been to Palazzo Ducale on the other side of town which if I had to choose would be the one of these two I would visit. It's not as if there is nothing... 
    Overrated and unnecessary especially if you've been to Palazzo Ducale on the other side of town which if I had to choose would be the one of these two I would visit. It's not as if there is nothing...  more »
  • Impressive palace and impressive gardens. Art from ceiling to the floor. Just amazing. Spent quite some time here, and worth every minute. 
    Impressive palace and impressive gardens. Art from ceiling to the floor. Just amazing. Spent quite some time here, and worth every minute.  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic, I was blown away by the frescoes and murals. Such a fabulous array of art and it was so quiet when we visited, hardly anyone there which allowed you to spend as long as you want taking in the amazing rooms.
  • A series of magnificently decorated rooms, where the atmosphere of wealth, enjoyment and leisure can be clearly perceived. A feast to the eye. The fifth star would be there, if the cafeteria and the museum shop had been open...

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