BaitoneAlpino suggest: Mantova
Monuments, museums, churches and stimulating events. With its rich artistic and cultural heritage, Mantua has won the scepter contested by 9 other Italian cities and has been named Italian Capital of Culture 2016. And with merit. During your visit to the city you will be able to discover the Palazzo Ducale, with the Camera degli Sposi painted by Mantegna, the house where the artist lived, the Rotonda di San Lorenzo, the oldest church in Mantua and the Basilica of Sant'Andrea designed by Leon Battista Alberti. Visit Palazzo Te and its frescoes, a sober, elegant, rational and at the same time astonishing building. It was designed by Giulio Romano who in the Chamber of Giants proposed a painting that transcended architectural spaces. With the shapely legs, the powerful bodies, the dynamic scenes, the colors involve the visitor and catapult him into the myth. It's impossible not to be won over by it. On foot you can walk through the streets of the centre, to visit the monuments and discover its secrets; but also the paths, which enter the Morainic Complex of Castellaro Lagusello, to be followed together with a guide who illustrates the habitats of the moraine hills, the formation of the glacial lake and the places where the glaciers once stood. By bike you can instead travel along the Mincio cycle path, which runs alongside the river and crosses cities such as Peschiera del Garda, Monzambano and Mantua. While by boat or canoe you explore the Mincio valleys and Lake Superior.