Mantua (Mantova in Italian) is a little gem of a town in Northern region of Lombardy. It is one of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage sites and the European Capital of Culture for 2016. In this post are 10 photos to inspire a visit to Mantova- the sleeping beauty of Italy.
10 Photos to Inspire a Visit to Mantova
Mantua is only about 2.5 hours away from Milan and 35 minutes from Verona and is a great spot if you want to be a little off the tourist track. The city is gorgeous and a great base to explore other towns of the region of Lombardy.
Mantua is famous for its exceptional palaces with even more exceptional works of art. If you’re in the city, don’t miss a visit to Palazzo Te and Palazzo Ducale. Mantua is also famous for great food (as is everywhere in Italy) with the famous sbrisolona- a delicious crumbly cake.
Have you been to Mantua??
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samba2017March 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Thanks so much for sharing. I am a huge fan of all things Italian so this blog post really appealed. I have travelled a lot in Italy but haven’t yet been to Mantova. This has really made me want to go there! Thanks for sharing. I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to look? Have a good afternoon, Sam 🙂
IshitaMarch 1, 2017 at 7:17 pm
Thanks so much for your words. Mantua is really wonderful and off the tourist track. Surely will have a look, Sam. Cheers!
samba2017March 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm
Yes i know. I go to that area quite a bit but have yet to visit Mantova. It looks really beautiful and I have heard going things 🙂
afarawayhomeFebruary 6, 2017 at 5:22 pm
Aha! I’d never heard on Mantova but Mantua is a whole different ball game – I saw the photos on google where people are looking across the river to the town, bathed in golden light… beautiful 🙂 I’ve wanted to go for ages, so it’s good to know it’s hiding under a different name…
IshitaFebruary 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm
Yes the same names for the city. Thank you. It’s lovely indeed! I hope you can visit soon. Xx
davidrpharmerFebruary 27, 2017 at 11:04 pm
Lovely pictures. One of the few Italian towns I haven’t been to……….yet. I have to admit I always knew it as Mantua, so something learned. Thanks
IshitaFebruary 28, 2017 at 7:58 am
Thanks a lot David 🙂 You must visit
voguishlychicFebruary 5, 2017 at 10:57 pm
Gorgeous picture. Now who wouldn’t want to visit Mantova 😍
IshitaFebruary 6, 2017 at 11:00 am
Thanks babe. Yes! 🙂 its a chic city
pamelaallegrettoFebruary 5, 2017 at 12:04 am
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Tracey O'BrienFebruary 2, 2017 at 9:40 am
Your post makes me yearn to return to Italy. Beautiful photos.
IshitaFebruary 2, 2017 at 10:12 am
Thank you Tracey. I think I did my job then 😉
polentaebaccalaFebruary 2, 2017 at 1:13 am
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IshitaFebruary 2, 2017 at 9:19 am
Thank you so much dear. I will have a link at the link. Have a great day!!
stellalucentellcFebruary 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm
I’ve stayed in Milan so many times, but never have visited Mantova. Now I will! Inspiring photos.
IshitaFebruary 1, 2017 at 4:17 pm
Thanks so much 🙂 When do you plan to visit Italy next?
TanjaFebruary 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm
IshitaFebruary 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm
Resh Susan @ The Book SatchelFebruary 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm
Such gorgeous pictures!
IshitaFebruary 1, 2017 at 2:43 pm
Thanks so much Resh. Slowly you will love Italy as much as Vicky does 😀
Streets of NurembergFebruary 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm
Great post and images, as usual! Mantova is such an underrated city! Thanks for sharing this! Marcus
IshitaFebruary 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm
Thanks for your kind comments, Marcus. It indeed is. What’s your favorite part of the town?
Streets of NurembergFebruary 1, 2017 at 1:53 pm
I love the streets around the Piazza delle Erbe with the Rotonda di San Lorenzo. And Sant’Andrea is a spectacular church.
IshitaFebruary 1, 2017 at 2:01 pm
Great spots. Love the cafes around that area however pricey they may be 🙂
Streets of NurembergFebruary 1, 2017 at 2:06 pm
Well, I hold it with the MasterCard commercial 😉 “There are things you can not buy. For everything else there is a MasterCard”…I would kill for an Espresso in one of these cafes right now 🙂
IshitaFebruary 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm
haha nice one 😀 Yea me too. I am dreaming of it today. My friend who runs VisitMantua.it has a 50% flat off on guided tours in English in Mantua. Amazing deal for februrary
kimberlysullivanFebruary 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm
Gorgeous photos! Love Mantova, although I haven’t been back in years. You’re tempting me… : )
IshitaFebruary 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm
Haha that’s the whole point 😉 Thank you!