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Mantua and Sabbioneta

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Ranked #136 of 1,433 attractions in Lombardy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you compare Mantua to her avant-garde sister,Ferrara,.... thenyou realise this town is where time stood still. yes,medieval to the core: crooked streets,gothic palaces with no master plan. today,we can still see the blue and gold coffered ceilings,the carved marble lintels and the little music rooms paneled with inlaid precious woods, as well as the courtyard: But the Montegnas and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I spent 5 days in Mantua and Sabbioneta on a guided tour. Both these cities are World Heritage sites because they are near complete medieval cities. One of the best things is that you can experience the cities easily walking around them. There is no neon and it is definitely not touristy. You feel more like a visitor than a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We did a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage town, Sabbioneta from Mantova on the 'Art Bus'. It's a tiny walled town full of Italian tourists on the weekend. All 16thC architecture and modelled on Mantua and Ferrara. It has a few interesting places to see including Teatro All'Antica, Gallery of the Ancient and the Garden Palace (Palazzo del... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Sabbioneta is Vespasiano Gonzaga's town, tiny, but having at least 4 great places to see: Ducal Palace, Palazzo del Giardino (Garden Palace) with its famous Gallery of the Ancient, and Teatro all'antica, a fantastic old theatre, taking your breath away. It makes you wonder at the skills those people living centuries ago had. Sabbioneta is a UNESCO heritage town, and... More

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