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Palazzo Te

Viale 13, Mantua, Italy
0376-323-266
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Ranked #3 of 34 Attractions in Mantua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Mon 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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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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45 helpful votes 45 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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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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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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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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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

palazzo Te should be on anybody list visiting Mantova. Giulio Romano was given a free hand by Gonzaga and that's is result what you see. it was actually surrounded by lake in those days and they had to cross on boat.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Although the exterior is covered with scalfolding, and some rooms are out of reach, it is well worth a visit. The palazzo is massive. Its a great place to begin your sight-seeing because it is a key historical reference from which to understanding many of the other historical sites.

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Province of Rimini, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The grounds, the collection of historical artifacts are wonderful. Buy a 15 euro card which gets you into 5 attractions. Well worth it.

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