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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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  • We were not really sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised and amazed by the beautiful art and interiors of the palazzo. Also they had a nice little exhibition of Egyptian artifacts. Don't....  more
    We were not really sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised and amazed by the beautiful art and interiors of the palazzo. Also they had a nice little exhibition of Egyptian artifacts. Don't....  more »
  • I will make this short and sweet, very sweet. Go. Some excellent rooms here, including the amazing and unique Sala dei Giganti (Room of the Giants). Aside from being simply magnificent artwork and... 
    I will make this short and sweet, very sweet. Go. Some excellent rooms here, including the amazing and unique Sala dei Giganti (Room of the Giants). Aside from being simply magnificent artwork and...  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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