Travelling to Italy? Plan a pleasant stay in Mantua!

When planning a trip to Italy, you should consider Mantua as a "not to be missed" and pleasent stay in your itinerary.
According to the Frommer's Guide, Mantua is "one of Lombardy's finest cities is in the farthest reaches of the region, making it a logical addition to a trip to Venice or Parma as well as to Milan".
Mantua in the south of Lombardy is wedged between Emilia and Veneto regions as a borderline province. The city and its territory can be easily reached for a stay that will not disappoint visitors.
Mantua is also an ideal destination for a one-day excursion, departing from the surrounding cities such as Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Ferrara, Modena, Parma, and Cremona.  The Garda Lake is only 40 minutes away.
Venice is 160 km (100 miles); Milan 180 (112 miles). Both are about 2 hours by bus. From Mantua it is also possible to reach Ferrara and Venice by ship with private river cruises. 

The nearest airports are:

"Catullo" - Verona (Km 20 / miles 12,5)
Gabriele D'Annunzio" - Brescia (Km 60 / miles 37,5)
"Giuseppe Verdi" - Parma (Km 60 / miles 37,5)
Guglielmo Marconi" - Bologna (Km 100 / miles 62)
"Orio al Serio" - Bergamo (Km 100 / miles 62)
"Marco Polo" - Venice (Km 180 / miles 112)

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The lake "en rose"

If you are planning to pay a visit to Mantua in the summertime, you can't miss the opportunity of seeing the blossoming of the lotus flowers on the lakes surrounding the city. Trust us: this is a really not to be missed sight!!! Although the lotus is not a native plant (it has been introduced in Mantua less than a century ago, in 1921), these flowers have now become a distinctive landmark of the city. In July and August a huge area of the lakes is completely covered with these Asiatic flowers. Their pink petals stand over the water and create a delicious fragrance in the air.
You can see the flowers from the lake shores, but the best way to enjoy this unforgettable experience is to sail among them on a boat. We can help you in planning and booking this boat-excursion. So do not hesitate to contact us: we are always pleased to offer you our professional tourist services at all times.

Isabella d'Este's private rooms in the Ducal Palace

After reading Karen Essex's novel "Leonardo's Swans", you will love the Isabella d'Este's private rooms where the Marchioness's spirit is still living within these spaces.
Yes it's true! Although now they are quite empty: the most of Isabella's art collection having been dispersed amongst the most important museums in the world. And today only a few pieces still remain in Mantua. But the fine frescos, the precious wooden inlays, the gilded ceilings and Isabella's secret garden still tell us a lot about the woman, who  –  even during her lifetime – was named "The First Lady" of the Renaissance.
When planning to pay a visit to Isabella's rooms, please be aware that they are not included in the usual visitor's route within the Ducal Palace of Mantua. Visitors wishing to see them may have to ask for special permission to see them. We will be only too happy to help you in getting this permission. 

Contact us and discover through our professional services these beautiful and fascinating rooms.
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