Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te, Mantua: Hours, Address, Palazzo Te Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
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1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Palazzo Te è un edificio monumentale situato a Mantova. E' stato costruito tra il 1524 e il 1534 su commissione di Federico II Gonzaga, secondo un progetto di Giulio Romano, allievo prediletto di Raffaello. Oltre al complesso architettonico il maestro manierista è l'autore anche di tutto l'impianto decorativo del Palazzo. Oggi Museo civico della città, è anche sede della Fondazione di Palazzo Te, già Centro internazionale d'arte e di cultura di Palazzo Te dal 1990, istituzione che organizza mostre d'arte antica e moderna ed eventi culturali.
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burkongla
Skien, Norway106 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
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 miss this when visiting Mantova.
Written 23 April 2022
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JJJC_Family
Virginia523 contributions
Oct 2021
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 wonderfully creative, it’s one huge painting that wraps from the ceiling onto the walls. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. I could go back to Mantua just to see this room. That is how good it is. When I had first seen a brief video segment on a CD of Italy we had purchased years ago, I had heard of Mantua, but knew nothing about it. After I saw this brief video, I was intrigued and thinking I would like to see Mantua. After doing some research, I was certain I wanted to visit it. It was included in the planning phases of several trips, but did not make the final cut. This time it did. And Palazzo Te is one of the reasons why it had to be seen. And of course, the marvelous Palazzo Ducale/Castello San Giorgio complex. Not to mention the basilica and other delights. Just another one of those Italian cities that would be one of the top two or three places to visit in most other countries. In Italy, it probably waits for a third or fourth or even fifth trip to be included and most people will never get there and won’t even know what they missed. What a shame.
Written 10 January 2022
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK761 contributions
Sep 2021
The Palazzo is just splendid! The frescoes are so beautiful and detailed and varied you could spend hours looking at animals (lizards, goats, eagles, the horses!), the zodiac, Greek gods, Roman myths, sex, banquets, love stories and dramas.

And the Sala dei Giganti alone is worth the visit - breathtaking, magical and atmospheric.

The Loggia, the courtyards, the reflecting pools and the collections (Egyptian gallery, art gallery and an interesting coins museum) just add to the wonders of the place.
Written 25 September 2021
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Nicki S
Jupiter, Florida, United States646 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Fabulous palace!
Don’t miss the hidden Apartment in the garden and The Grotto!
The room of Giants was astounding
Extending around; and continuing up into the ceiling.
There are two other museums included in ticket; as well as the Egyptian collection.
The City Museum has an elevator if your handicapped or age challenged. It’s just outside the Palace proper.
Written 23 September 2021
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Patrick S
Bologna, Italy588 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We didn’t expect this museum to live up to the hype, but it greatly exceeded expectations. The art is as inspirational as anywhere else we’ve seen throughout Italy.
Written 3 November 2020
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Jean-Paul B
Loule, Portugal87 contributions
Sep 2020
Splendid palace of the 16th century with tremendous and well preserved frescos from Giulio Romano. We enjoyed the horses room, the Psyche room and especially the very impressive Giant room.
Written 25 September 2020
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JVR77
St. Albans, UK128 contributions
Sep 2020
The palace is hugely impressive architecturally and artistically. We were not disappointed by the famous Sala dei Giganti, which illustrates the fall of the giants, as related in Ovid's Metamorphoses. I think the weird cavelike feel of the room and the crude but terrifying giants will haunt me forever. The palace is interesting and unusual for Italy in that virtually all the art is derived from mythology rather than the Bible or Catholic tradition, with the only biblical theme being David with emphasis on Goliath and Bathsheba rather than the Psalms. Definitely not to be missed.
Written 22 September 2020
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elwoodvogt
Vigevano, Italy35 contributions
Jul 2020
We enjoyed walking around Palazzo Te. The room ceilings, in particular, are worth viewing. There is a lot to see and it can take several hours. The palazzo is set in a large park away from the city centre, but parking is very accessible. When we visited in July 2020, there were few other people.
Written 12 August 2020
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Andrew D
Milan, Italy163 contributions
Aug 2020
Another fantastic palazzo that seems to be off the the radars of guide book writers. Like Palazzo Ducale, simply one amazing room after another.
Written 1 August 2020
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Peter C
Canterbury, United Kingdom73 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Palace is on the site of the former stables. The Duke used to give a horse to favoured friends & and the hall with frescos of horse's is unique. All of the Palace rooms are remarkable but the hall of giant's is the best. The secret garden room is also beautiful.
Written 8 January 2020
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