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Palazzo Te

Viale 13, Mantua, Italy
0376-323-266
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Ranked #2 of 32 Attractions in Mantua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
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Adelaide, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 Its a great place to begin your sight-seeing because it is a key historical reference from which to understanding many of the other historical sites.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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There is something to be said for the ways the rich in Italy used to decorate lavishly, and Palazzo Te certainly flaunts its riches. The obvious highlight is the Sala dei Giganti, which is hard to accurately describe until you're in it. I can tell you how the art makes the room feel huge, way bigger than it could possibly... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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
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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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