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Mantova, also known as Mantua in Latin, is a town located in the province of Mantua, in the Lombardy region of Italy. Mantova has an area of 25 square miles and a population of 50,000 residents. The patron saint of Mantova is Anselm of Lucca, the younger. Each year, he is celebrated in a huge party on March 18. If you do not plan to see Mantova in the spring, you should know what other attractions exist in the area of this wonderful Italian city.
Top Attractions within Mantova
Palazzo Te is one of the most impressive buildings of Mantova. It was built in a period of 10 years, between 1525 and 1535. This palace is the creation of Julio Romano, who made it in the Renaissance style. In present, it is the main attraction of the city of Mantova.
Duomo di Mantova is a cathedral raised to honor Saint Peter. This is the seat of the Mantova diocese. It was build in the end of the 14th century and completed in the beginning of the 15th. It has a beautiful exterior and a breathtaking interior.
Cinquecento is a fancy winery located in Mantova, at 78 Via Bertany. With a restaurant included in it, this is the best place to taste the traditional food and the traditional wine of the city. The prices are a little bit high, but the service is excellent.
Da Vasco is an Italian steakhouse where you can serve huge portions of food for moderate prices. It is perfect if you are not a fan of pizza or pasta, as you can try something different. This eatery is in the Belfiore area of Mantova.
Antoniazzi is the perfect place to taste the delicious desserts of Mantova. Filled with delicacies, this "pasticceria" will make you feel like you are in a haven of sweets. The cakes and the cookies are not just tasty, but also beautifully decorated.