Mantova - Italy

Mantua - La Bella Addormentata


Mantua – Mantova in Italian – is a northern Italian town with a population of some 50.000 people. It takes only about 20 minutes to cross from one side of the town to the other on foot.

In 2007, UNESCO listed Mantua as a World Heritage Site, calling it an exceptional testimony to the urban, architectural and artistic realizations of the Renaissance. Solid proof, in other words, of the town’s historical importance and of its artistic heritage.

River Mincio flows in a u-shape through Mantua. The river basin is divided by access roads into three separate parts; Lago Maggiore, Lago di Mezzo and Lago Inferiore; the upper, middle and the lower lakes. From above it looks like the town is situated on a peninsula but it was in fact an island once upon a time…

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Cupola of Basilica di Sant’Andrea, Mantua street view
Cupola of Basilica di Sant’Andrea
Basilica di Sant’Andrea
Basilica di Sant’Andrea
Mantua
Mantua
Palazzo Te
Palazzo Te
Sala dei Cavalli, Palazzo Te
Palazzo Te courtyard
Palazzo Te courtyard

Lago Maggiore
Lago Maggiore
Best friends in Mantua
Best friends in Mantua

Rio
Rio
Mantua skyline
Mantua skyline

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