Mantua City Centre Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30am, 3pm
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza Sordello (Sordello Square)
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends in Piazza delle Erbe close to Saint Andrew's Basilica
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Guided walking tour in Mantua with a friendly, English-speaking local guide. Food, art, nature and a welcoming atmosphere; thats what makes Mantua one of the best cities to visit in Italy. Discover the Gonzaga family's incredible legacy, where Shakespeares Romeo was banished, Verdis Rigoletto was set and Opera was born. Discover an amazing Unesco World Heritage Site and the reason why the greatest Italian Renaissance writer, Torquato Tasso, wrote ...Mantua is a magnificent town, worth a thousand mile travel to see it...

Highlights

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Perfect for all ages and skill level

Know More about this tour

Mantua is a little breathtaking gem; little known or barely remembered before, loved afterwards. The beauty of Mantua, however, is not only in its magnificent buildings but also in the beautiful squares and the charming alleys, lined with arcades and pretty houses. Mantua is small but spectacular and surrounded by beautiful natural environment where art, nature, cultural heritage, great food and overall good living aim for making life sweeter.
Start your city centre visit in Piazza Sordello. Close to Piazza Sordello is Piazza Broletto, where the magnificent Palazzo del Podest stands between the Arengario Arch and the civic tower, almost all buildings around the square were built in 13th century when Mantua was a commune, a free city.

Continue the tour and visit Piazza Erbe in the heart of Mantua. Here Matilde of Canossa, according to the legend, ordered the building of the 11th century Romanesque church of San Lorenzo. On three sides the square is lined with porticoes and shops and dominated by the imposing Basilica of SantAndrea and the Palazzo della Ragione. One of the most important monuments in Mantua is the great Basilica of SantAndrea designed by Leon Battista Alberti in 1472. The first chapel to the left is the funeral chapel where Mantegna was buried when he died in 1506.

The tour ends in Piazza delle erbe close to Saint Andrew's Basilica.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Price is for 1 to 10 travelers

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-May-2016

    Wonderful little city out of the normal routes, really exciting! Guide was competent and friendly, we will come back for sure!