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Palazzo Te

Viale 13, Mantua, Italy
0376-323-266
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Mantua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Palazzo Te is without doubt a beautiful palace once located on an island, but connected with the rest of Mantova today. The palace has a tour with audio guide and furthermore is has an art collection, a coin and weight collection, an Egyptian collection and a collection of Middle eastern artifacts. I was impressed by the architecture, but the audio... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you only see one thing in Mantova, make it Palazzo Te. This was built as a "pleasure palace", and it shows. I can't remember visiting a historical building and having so much fun. It's a fun place.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just amazing, it was the reason we came to Mantua and it was worth it. It is not that big so you don't get the same fatigue as the Ducal Palace. The Sala dei Giganti, even if one knows what it is going to look like, is a showstopper. I'm not quite so sure about the modern art sculptures in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
63 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The palace is an amazing piece of Italian history and it deserve to be visited. It is really massive with a lot of room to visit. If it is a nice day I recommend you to save some time to visit the garden around. They are stunning.

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Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just a short train ride from Verona and Venice I was amazed at the amazing Palazzo del Te. I had arrived with a group of 30+ fellow art history students and after 3 months of research I was to present my paper on site - in particular the gorgeous egg shaped show-stopper, Sala dei Giganti room by Giulio Romano for... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was great to see the throngs of field trips full of young kids filling their eyes with the beauty of Palazzo Te

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Very big, paintings on the walls, nice gardens, it worths a visit! I think you have to go there in the morning so it's not so crowded!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

the visit of this palace and complex is a great surprise, the rooms and halls are very different eachother and all of them exhibit a distinctive character. Difficult to rank them but (maybe) the "room of the giants" stands out. My only remark is about the lights in the rooms, quite often the lights facing upward are disturbing the vision,... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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181 reviews 181 reviews
45 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a place you can't avoid being in Mantua. Take you time and appreciate the magnificent ceilings and walls by Giulio Romano. Combined ticket is recommended, you can save several euros. Giftshop nothing special

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Trieste, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Mantua is a great town with incredible monuments but Palazzo Te beats them all. Let yourself be lead around by the stunning visions painted by Giulio Romano and you will never forget it!!!

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