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Museo di Palazzo Ducale

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Address: Piazza Sordello 40, 46100 Mantua, Italy
Phone Number: 0376-352100
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This massive palace is out of proportion with the small town of Montova, particularly bearing in mind that it is one of two huge palazzos. Along with Palazzo Te, this beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This massive palace is out of proportion with the small town of Montova, particularly bearing in mind that it is one of two huge palazzos. Along with Palazzo Te, this beautiful place is a must see when visiting this historic Lombardian town. See which one you prefer. The Chamber of the Giants got my vote for Palazzo Te but this... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Enjoyed our visit, but came on the May 1 weekend and encountered long lines and 45 minute wait to get in. Two people selling tickets and overwhelmed by the crowd - not very efficient. Also, by the time we got to the ticket window, the available spots to see the Mantegna paintings were gone - so reservations a must at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Palace is absolutely astonishing. Shows the splendour of MN at through the ages. The museography is perfectly well done and the museum staff are very friendly. If you're visiting this Museum it is absolutely mandatory to visit the Camera degli Sposi, or camera picta, which is one of the main artworks by Andrea Mantegna, renaissance painter. The camera picta... More 

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MILANO
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Comprising numerous buildings, connected by galleries and other corridors, and surrounded by gardens, the Palazzo Ducale di Mantova consists of over 500 rooms and served as the royal residence of the ruling Gonzaga family for almost four centuries (1328-1707). Although best known for Mantegna's frescos in the Bridal Chamber, the palace boasts a wide range of other decorative and architectural... More 

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seattle, wa
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Wow! This is an amazing palace that holds outstanding Pisanello frescos of the Knightly cycle. Not all rooms were open for visitors, with some still being under the restoration after the 2012 earthquake damage. I will return to see them all after they reopen.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Walked there after the visit of Palazzo Te, another Renaissance palace. Beautiful ceilings, wall decorations, plenty to see and to explain. Bring a lot of time and try to visit outside the main tourist season to fully enjoy.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is the classic palace in the heart of the city. It is splendidly decorated, even after Napoleon did his usual thing. The ceilings are superb, the architecture and gardens both amazing. Hidden gems abound, such as a coin collection, an Egyptian sarcophagus, etc.

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Limoges, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This visift is a MUST : the structure is already incredible, with its medieval building in bricks and terracotta, but inside it hides real treasures. Decorated rooms (frescoes and tapestries), paintings, statues...You can learn a lot about the Dukes of Mantova, the Gonzaga, and the main artists of the period in this area. Only 43 rooms (on over 500) can... More 

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Bolu, Turkey
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Palazzo Ducale is a building imposing itself on the town. It is huge and having remarkable architectural features. The rooms are rich in ornamentation and decoration and contain a number of works of art. There were two negative isuues during my visit. I visited the city on o dark cloudy afternoon; the rooms of the museum were very dimly illuminated... More 

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New York City, New York
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Easily the equal of the Palazzo Vecchio in Firenze, but without the crowds. It will take you the better part of a full day to do this place justice. We spent 5 hours going through it, and still felt like we didn't give everything the attention it deserves. Besides the artwork, each room is a treasure in itself. The Castello... More 

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