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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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Perth, Western Australia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
65 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We saw the Sala dei Giganti on TV but seeing it in real life is so much better. The history of the Palazzo is interesting in itself, and the artworks and frescoes were to us different to the many religious themes normally seen. Although angels and cherubs feature on lots of the frescoes! The Gonzaga family used the Palazzo for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The displays are excellent and the frescoes amazing - well worth the entrance fee. Built as a pleasure palace, the rooms although no longer furnished still have the original frescoes and the Sala dei Giganti room by Giulio Romano is stunning - I first saw illustrations of this 35 years ago, and the reality is so much better! They currently... More

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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64 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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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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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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58 helpful votes 58 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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