Palazzo Ducale Mantova, Mantua

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More like a small city than a palace, Palazzo Ducale Mantova features 500 rooms built from the 14th century onwards. It covers 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres). Explore the complex's buildings, inner courtyards, and gardens. You'll see large frescoes, intricate wooden detailing, Roman artifacts, and paintings by local and famous Italian artists. Visit the duke's apartments, which for four centuries was home to Mantua's Gonzaga family. Use our Mantua trip itinerary planning website to visit Palazzo Ducale Mantova on your trip to Mantua, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Unfortunately, two thirds of the plant is closed. Nevertheless, the full entrance fee will be charged. When asked, the answer was that they had to prepare various exhibitions and therefore had to close some of the rooms. However, it does not remain with individual rooms, but complete parts of the complex are not accessible, including various houses and gardens. Very bad, because the full entrance fee is required and the buildings and gardens themselves would be very nice to look at from the outside. Yes we are very disappointed and also a bit angry
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  • Once you arrive in Mantua you can park easily along the walls. Then there are several gates that allow you to reach the center in a few minutes' walk. In Piazza Sordello there is the Palazzo Ducale which has beautiful gardens inside, then beautiful interiors with frescoes and tapestries.
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