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Palazzo Te

Address: Viale 13, Mantua, Italy
Phone Number: 0376-323-266
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Mantua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Mon 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Vicenza, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is not your classic palace, but instead a getawayfromitall, Renaissance style. And the Gonzagas did a great job decorating. The ceilings are absolutely magnificent, and extremely interesing as well.

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Torino
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Simply wonderful. We had a guided tour so we had the chance to discover a lot of useful and funny information about the Palace and Gonzaga.

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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This palace was the place where Federico II Gonzaga went "for free time and enjoyment, for the honest leisure of the prince, whose energy is restored amid the peace and calm". It's a special villa, on the ground floor, so to be connected with the surrounding nature. This was pretty unusual in 1500... All the rooms are decorated with frescoes,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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173 reviews 173 reviews
54 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There's something a bit run-down, a bit tatty about the Palazzo Te. It's less visited and less-well maintained than the Palazzo Ducale across the river (something local authorities are trying to remedy with a major restoration that currently leaves the exterior shrouded in scaffolding). But that only adds to the dissolute grandeur of the place, once the playground of a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Make sure you include a visit to the Palazzo Te when you visit Mantua as it has a range of frescoes not found elsewhere - more secular than the usual collections.

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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Some say it's the summer palace of the Gonzaga family, others claim it was the secret place of Duke Federico to meet his mistress Isabella Boschetta. It really doesn't matter, the place is exquisite. Room after room leave you breathless & it's hard to imagine that it was "just home" for somebody. The admission fee is rather high, but you... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

No doubt this is one of the top attractions of the city, this important building is situated outside the city center, on the outskirts of Mantua, this being a fairly small city, you can reach Palazzo Te on foot. Modesto is the price of the ticket, in fact in my opinion is too expensive compared to other attractions in the... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you only have time to visit one site in Mantova make sure it`s Palazzo Te. You can not be disappointed, simply fantastic frescos and culture.

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Summer palace of the ruling family. Some very interesting rooms but mainly an art gallery now. Would not worry about visiting if you were short on time.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

only 6E if you are over 65 (or look like you are as they dont request passports): otherwise 9E ecletic mix of classical with the addition of modern art installations room of the giants is amazing we preferred this to the castle facade was under wraps when we visited

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