Palazzo Ducale
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Jake23
New Jersey6,837 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Sabbioneta is an interesting little town with Renaissance architecture. If you are in the area it’s worth the stop, but don’t go out of your way. The piazza ducal is nice and very large lined with shops.
Written July 27, 2021
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HerakleitosMD
Kapellen, Belgium30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Palace of Duke Vespasian Gonzaga, often away in the various lands of the Spanish monarchy, leaving his wife in charge of the stunning building site of Sabbioneta.
Written July 4, 2019
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
The Palazzo Ducale is actually two separate visits (and two separate tickets). Most people come to see Mantegna's Camera degli Sposi (Bridal Chamber), one of the highlights of Italian Renaissance art. The visit is short, but it's worth taking your time - it's fascinating. The visit to the Palazzo properly speaking is another matter altogether - more than 40 rooms, with painted ceilings, walls, some of it great, some less so. For me the highlight here was the huge fresco of a battle scene by Pisanello that was only recently discovered. In the next room they showed the sinopia or underdrawing that they removed from bemeath (?) the fresco. How do they do this?? In any case it's beautiful.
Written October 3, 2016
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Giorgio G
Washington DC, DC1,358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
...this building hosts an array of painted rooms and ceilings that is amazingly beautiful and a collection of wood horses and knights (5 out of the original 12) or rare beauty. When I visited, an exhibit of modern paintings was hanging and that added another layer of beauty to the place.
Written July 9, 2016
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Robert W
South West124 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's harder to track down the entrance than you might expect...once there, you are directed to the Bridal Bedchamber as the first place to visit. It is fabulous and the explanatory illustration to show what the paintings were about (the greatness of the Gonzaga family) was really helpful. But thereafter our visit was disappointing. Staff were very jobs-worth and trying to navigate our way round the other exhibits was unduly complex. One section of the palace was given over to an exhibition on speed, which wasn't quite what we came for. In comparison to other great historic sites in the region, a disappointment.
Written July 24, 2019
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Fudge03
Sussex, England1,181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
A ducal palace in miniature, with some interesting features, particularly the room with the remaining Hapsburg-style wooden figures on horseback, and the room with the elephant frescos. A little gem.
Written October 24, 2017
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Yona S
Haifa, Israel403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We spent a few hours at this magnificent palazzo. The apartments are fantastic each with beautiful paintings, silver ware, dishes of the period, tapestry and all well displayed and have English explanations. The garden is lovely and the tour fantastic. Yona S.
Written September 2, 2017
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Paweł C
Lublin, Poland790 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
The palace may attract with its ceilings and some masterpieces of paintings (but too many). The other attraction can be a room with equestrian statues of Gonzaga family members.
Written May 15, 2017
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Virginia M
Cosio Valtellino, Italy29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
I would stay in bed all day if I only had one of these incredible ceilings in my house. This palace is pristine and wonderfully decorated. A must see!
Written October 15, 2016
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Jackie H
London, UK339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is a big and well organised building with timed visits. it may get crowded in peak season , especially in the Bridal chamber section where there are the wall paintings by Mantegna ( they are magnificent)
Written June 15, 2016
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