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Museo di Palazzo Ducale

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Address: Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0376 352100
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Place to see!!!!

Brilliant! Definitely a place to visit. I was astonished by the beauty of this museum. There are a lot of things to see so do not miss it...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Trogir, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant! Definitely a place to visit. I was astonished by the beauty of this museum. There are a lot of things to see so do not miss it...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This didn't do it for us. The art work and different rooms blended into one, nothing there which really sparked our interest. No doubt that others have different opinions and may well have enjoyed it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The vast castle of the Gonzaga family is a 14-th century fortress and a proper palace, filled with art - and famous for the frescoes in the Caera degli Sposi (the room of the newly weds). The caste can be visited with a guide - which is very much worth it! We had a wonderful, passionate and funny guide -... More 

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Thank Cindy C
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Amazing museum, showing the history of the local dynasty, architecture,furniture, paintings, gardens, just stunning!

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Thank francoise5
Greetham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Each room was differently decorated with unique ceilings and wall frescoes. A vast site and very interesting. The power on show in the elaborately decorated rooms is a part of the whole history of the place.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The "other" palace in Mantova, the Te holding the only artist Shakespeare mentions by name, Giulio Romano; still, this one is more habitable, with nice ceilings…see illustration. The guides are a bit compulsive on having to go only one way--even through specific rooms. Odd. May derive from rigid Italian schooling? See illustration of Diana (the Moon) drawn across the heavens... More 

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Thank Jim J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The palace complex is enormous and includes the Camera dedli Sposi and the Castello San Giorgio. This is the one building you have to see in Mantua.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We usually invest in audio guides to add information to any visit but the audio guide in the Ducal palace isn't inspiring, focused on the history of the artist of the painting it was describing, rather than the painting itself and was often unclear on which painting it was describing in a room. I am unsure whether the audio guide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is an interesting buiding built for the Dukes of mantua. The building is interesting built over a long period of time. There are. Number of interesting pictures and decorative parts of the building. However there are many many religious pictures which can be.a little tedious. There are c 35 rooms so the visit takes some time, Finallly the cost... More 

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Thank Pat L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Palazzo Ducale was the first place we visited in Mantua and from my point of view it's worth visiting. It's a big complex with a lot of gardens, inner yards, rooms and buildings. A lot of paintings and frescoes, a breathtaking ceiling with zodiac constellations, pieces of furniture and overall very nice and historic atmosphere. Walking there gives this feeling... More 

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