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Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga

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Via Pietro Frattini, 7, 46100 Mantua, Italy
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Fair Oaks, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extraordinary one of a kind experience that will provide indelible memories. The rooms are on the first floor of a historic palazzo with frescoes, sculptures, art collection, and antique book collection. The palazzo was purchased by the Linardi family in 1980 and restored over the next 20 years to become the beautiful museum it is today. Francesca was enormously helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb place, a dream for Italy, and for the region where from Valpolicella to Lago di Garda, you can enjoy more than expected. Mantova is a very provincial city you should not miss, with a calm atmosphere and superb sites to be discovered.

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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This small hotel is part of a private apartment on the parlor floor of a 16th century palazzo. There is also a historic apartment in the basement. There are pros and cons to staying here. Pros: 1. You are staying in a Baroque palazzo 2.You are sleeping in a museum 3. The owner is a super friendly and eccentric man... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

When my children and I arrived at this gorgeous hotel, we were warmly greeting by two wonderful ladies. We had booked the secret lodge, but we were given a beautiful surprise (a stunning suite with two bedrooms - one that had been used by the 'Cardinal' when he stayed at the Palazzo). There was so much thought and care put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Professor Linardi and his family are warm and inviting hosts. If you're visiting Mantua, don't miss this unique opportunity to stay in a true Italian palace. Their recommendations for restaurants and activities were flawless. Mantua is well worth a visit!

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Limoges, France
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My family decided to make a great surprise to my husband and me for Xmas eve, this year. If you passionate of arts and history this is a unique occasion to stay in a real historical house where the famous Valenti-Gonzaga family lived. The house-museum is also one of the most representative examples of Italian Barocco. Two suites are available... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Small scale and family run and yet professional and easy to work with. This Hotel/Museum is the kind of experience that travelers come to Italy for. Run by Professor Alfonso Linardi and family their passion for Mantova, the museum, and the history of Italy are contagious. This is a true labor of love.. Don't miss it. Tips: The room are... More 

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Hungary
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you have the opportunity to stay in this unique hotel, do not miss it! We are glad to have chosen this place as a one night stop during our Italian trip. The staff are really great, so friendly and helpful, and the rooms are beautiful. We stayed in the appartment with jacuzzi and amazing frescos on the ceiling. Highly... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Meet a remarkably welcoming Italian family who decided to preserve a historic building, spend a night or more in the "piano nobile" (elegant area) of this building, enjoy breakfast featuring an array of pastries made by one daughter among the treasures of the house, and be sure to take the tour of the building with the other daughter to learn... More 

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

First let me say, I have stayed all over the world in places ranging from the Gritti Palace to the Ritz to the Danelli to Hotel Bora Bora. This Casa Museo Palazzo or Museum Palace in Mantua, Italy is without question THE most amazing place I have been allowed (yes, allowed!) to stay. If you have a passion for Italy... More 

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