Mantua St. George’s Castle And Ducal Palace Private Walking Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    Piazza Sordello, 43, 46100 Mantova MN, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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.


Join this 2.5-hour, private tour of two of the most important and fascinating historical buildings in Mantua: St. George's Castle and the majestic Ducal Palace. St. George's Castle has become an important example of the Italian Renaissance. The Ducal Palace was unified from detached buildings to a 34,000 square meter complex. Explore their interiors following your expert, local guide and discover the artworks hidden inside!


Choice of several departures throughout the day

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

The origins of Mantua date back to the Etruscan times, when Mantus was a god of Hades. Here was born the great Latin poet Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-10 B.C.). Visiting Mantua and walking along the heart of old town is like stepping back in time.

During this 2.5-hour walking tour, your expert, local guide will take you to discover two of the most important buildings of Mantua: St. George's Castle and The Ducal Palace.

St. George's Castle is the first historical building that welcomes visitors as they enter the town of Mantua. Built by Francesco Gonzaga between 1395 and 1406 on the project by Bartolino da Novara, the castle was originally meant for the defense of the city. Then, it became a residence of the family. After a renovation required by Marquis Ludovico II Gonzaga in 1459, the castle lost its original defensive role and became one of the most important examples of the Italian Renaissance when Andrea Mantegna painted the famous Camera degli Sposi (The Bridal Chamber).

After the visit of the castle, you'll walk to the most representative square of Mantua, Piazza Sordello. This is where you start your visit of the interior of The Ducal Palace. The palace represents the main residence of the Gonzaga family, lords, marquises, and, finally, the dukes of the city. It was called Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) under the domination of Maria Teresa of Austria. Interestingly, the palace was built in different times starting from the 13th Century, first by the Bonacolsi's and then by the Gonzaga's. Many different parts, buildings, courts, and gardens compose the palace, which you will have the chance to get to know and admire through this guided walking tour.

Get ready to experience Mantua in a way you wouldn't expect.

One final tip: you might want to bring along your camera!


Local guide


Food and drinks

Entrance tickets to St. George's Castle a Ducal Palace (12 EUR)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Operates in almost all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to extremely poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Children must be accompanied by an adult