Mantegna's self portrait in the 'Camera degli Sposi'


Did you know? A self portrait of Mantegna is hidden in the frescoes of the Camera degli Sposi (a.k.a. Camera Picta and Bridal Chamber)... the painter had been paied to portray the Gonzaga family, but he was not able to resist the temptation to portray also himself in his stunning masterpiece. So he decided to hide his own portrait in one of the painted trompe-l'oeil friezes on the pillars... when visiting the Camera degli Sposi don't miss this detail!
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Mantua: SEX and the RENAISSANCE CITY!


The blockbuster movie "Sex and the City" contains an accidental 'cameo appearance' of one of the frescoes by Giulio Romano, from Palazzo Te in Mantua. A detail of the "Bath of Mars and Venus", in fact, appears in the scene of the rehearsal dinner. The set of the movie scene is the restaurant Buddakan, in New York. In one of its rooms, a big replica of this fresco is hanging. You can recognize it behind Miranda, when Samantha tells her about the arrival of Steve.
Clearly, this is not an intentional homage: actually the replica of the fresco belongs to the forniture of the Buddakan. But, anyway, the sensual art of Giulio Romano has a strong connection with the sexy topics of "Sex and the City". And - sure - Giulio Romano would be very happy, knowing his works of art are still so sensual even after centuries!
VisitMantua offers you a privileged view of some of the most stunning nudes from the frescoes by Giulio... enjoy the show!


 

Il film campione d'incassi "Sex and the City", contiene un 'cammeo' di uno degli affreschi di Giulio Romano, da Palazzo Te, Mantova. Un particolare del "Bagno di Marte e Venere", infatti, appare nella scena della ‘Cena della prova’. La scena è ambientata nel ristorante Buddakan di New York, dove, in una delle stanze, è appesa una grande replica di questo affresco. La si può riconoscere dietro a Miranda, nella scena in cui Samantha la informa dell'arrivo di Steve.
Chiaramente non si tratta di omaggio intenzionale: la replica della affresco, infatti, fa parte degli usuali arredi del Buddakan. Ma, comunque, l'arte sensuale di Giulio Romano ha un forte legame con i temi piccanti di "Sex and the City". E - certo - Giulio sarebbe molto contento, nel sapere che le sue opere d'arte, anche dopo secoli, sono ancora così sensuali!
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Mantua: one of the 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go!

In the beginning was Goethe, and Goethe was travelling, and Goethe was travelling in Italy... then Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda arrived. The girls are now around, travelling all around the world, and - sure - they are using this guidebook: "100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go" by Susan Van Allen. Hundreds of tips for women (and, why not, for men too, because Mr Big could be with them). Among this 100 must-to-see, Susan Van Allen suggests also the Ducal Palace of Mantua, and mostly the Isabella d'Este's private rooms:

"Of all the 500 rooms in the humongous Palazzo Ducale, the two teeniest, hidden away on the ground floor, are the most enchanting. They are the grotta and the studiolo of Isabella d’Este, aka First Lady of the Renaissance. Here’s where she’d come to leave the world behind and read the classics, play her lute, or have her friends over to marvel over the paintings, antiques, and gems she’d collected..."

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 happy to help you in getting this permission. 
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Visita Notturna al Palazzo Ducale di Mantova


Mantova, Palazzo Ducale: al calare della notte si accendono le luci sull'arte! In occasione dei "Martedì in Arte" il giorno 30 agosto sarà possibile visitare il Palazzo Ducale di Mantova di sera. Il Museo sarà aperto gratuitamente. VisitMantua vi offre l'opportunità di scoprire la reggia dei Gonzaga con una visita guidata a prezzo speciale: soli 5 euro a persona! Non perderte questa occasione: vedrete gli splendori dei Gonzaga rifulgere nelle tenebre della notte.

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