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Teatro Sociale di Mantova
Piazza Felice Cavallotti 14, Mantova (MN)
It is the biggest of Mantova’s theatre and can host up to 800 people. It was built between 1817 and 1822 by the architect Luigi Canonica. The external facade features six columns and a triangular pediment, whilst inside it hosts two rows of boxes and three of gallery and the ceiling is adorned with frescoes representing mythological characters. Nowadays, the Teatro Sociale is the landmark for those in city and in the province who love music and theatre.
Fondazione Università di Mantova
Via Angelo Scarsellini, 15 Mantova MN
University Campus at the San Francis’ Convent in the Church of San Francesco is a Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Mantua. The church was founded by the Franciscan Order in 1304 but it was not consecrated until 1459, when Pope Pius II performed the ceremony.
Via Accademia, 47 Mantova
Built between 1767 and 1769, the theatre was designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena from Parma and commissioned by the dean of the Accademia dei Timidi, Count Carlo Ottavio di Colloredo with the main purpose of hosting scientific assemblies, but also open to plays and concerts.
Piazza delle Erbe and the exhibit area
The medieval period. Around 1000 a.d, Mantua came under the control of the Canossa family and, under the rule of Boniface, became their capital. The Canossa family had a daughter, Matilda; the construction of the city’s oldest church, the Rotonda di San Lorenzo, which was restored in the twentieth century, is attributed to her. With a circular layout, the church contains the women’s gallery along with traces of the original fresco decoration of Byzantine influence. Following the death of Matilda, Mantua became a free municipality.
Viale Te, 13 Mantova
Villa of idleness designed between 1525 and 1535 by Giulio Romano, pupil of Raphael, for Federico II Gonzaga, son of Isabella D'Este and Francesco II Gonzaga. Federico II wanted to transform the place where the ancient stables of the Gonzaga family stood, in a sort of "representative villa", intended as much for lavish receptions as for the secret love conventions. Built by Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te is one of the most beautiful villas that Italy can boast.
Str. Mantova, 29 Marmirolo MN
Mantua offers a network of cycling routes within the city immersed in an exceptional natural environment. The principle path is the pedestrian and cycling trail that winds around the city along the shores of the three lakes. The route travels through the Parco Periurbano until it reaches the left bank of Lago Superiore and the gardens of Belfiore, and on the right the shore of Cittadella, where the 16th century Porta Giulia, designed by Giulio Romano, is found.
Piazza Virgiliana is a vast green area of the city of Mantua, commissioned in 1797 by the French general de Miollis in order to honor the Latin poet Virgilio. In Piazza Virgiliana, a first monument to Virgil was erected on the initiative of General De Miollis, who inaugurated it on March 21, 1801.
The closest airport is located in Villafranca, Verona, 33 kilometres away from Mantua. The main national flights arrive from Rome, Bari, Naples, Cagliari, Olbia, Salerno, Catania and Palermo.
Other nearby airports: "Gabriele D'Annunzio" in Montichiari, Brescia (Km. 60), "Giuseppe Verdi" in Parma (Km. 60) , "Borgo Panigale" in Bologna (Km. 100) and "Orio al Serio" in Bergamo (Km. 100).
By train it is possible to reach Mantua from Verona (45 minutes) and from Modena (55 minutes) - since it is on the Modena-Verona line - and from Milan (2 hours). The following lines also pass through the city: Milan - Cremona, Suzzara - Ferrara, Pavia - Monselice - Padua, VIcenza. The station is just a few minutes away from the historical centre on foot.
F.S. - Ferrovie dello Stato
Train Station - P.zza Don Leoni, 14
Information, bookings and tickets - Call Center Trenitalia: 892021
Train timetables: www.trenitalia.it
For regional railway transport throughout the Lombardy region: www.trenord.it
Contact Center Trenord 02-220.127.116.11
By car, Mantua is reached by the A22 Modena-Brennero autostrada (exits at Mantova Nord, 4 kilometres from the city centre, and Mantova Dus, 11.5 kilometres from the centre), the A4 Milan-Venice autostrada, wth exits at Desenzano, Sirmione, Peschiera and Verona Sud, in addition to Autostrada del Sole A1, exits at Parma Est and Reggio Emilia.
By camper van
Area Sparafucile - Via Legnago 1/A
- 54 sites reserved for camper vans and caravans with the possibility of connections to columns for the supply of electrical energy and drinking water.
- A waste water discharge facility
- Communal bathroom facilities with heating system
- Facilities with showers and toilets in the structure
- Night time surveillance by a private security service
- Fenced area, well lit at night
- Open from 08.30 to 22.30
Info: Aster - Agenzia di servizi al territorio.
Tel. 0376 263370
Camper Solidale Mantova. Cell 331 1126846
Locality Grazie di Curtatone - Parco Paganini via Fiera, 11
- Surface area 16,900 m2
- Green areas covering a total of 10,000 m2, 1,000 m2 of which is green areas equipped for children
- N° 103 sites, 45 m2 each
- Fixed structure, also accessible to disabled people, with showers and toilets
- Discharge facility with grid and automatic washing system
- Entirely fenced, guarded area with tarred roads and well-lit at night
- Columns for the distribution of drinking water and electricity
- Barbecue Area
Info: Camper Solidale Mantova Cell. 331 1126846
(TOURIST BUS CHECK POINT)
Check point - Strada Cipata
Timetable: From Mon to Fri 09.00 -13.00 - Sat 09.00-12.30 - Sun 08.30-12.45
Check the opening days of the check point and the issue procedures on the website www.aster.mn.it
Information and Tourist Hospitality Service
Piazza Mantegna, 6 - 46100 Mantova
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