The province of Mantua is situated in the Lombardy region, in Italy, and is is formed out of 70 total comuni. Mantua lies in the southeastern part of Lombardy and is characterized by the many mall towns from the Renaissance period, spread all over the Po Valley. The capital city of the province, Mantua, is surrounded by 3 lakes, Lago Superiore, Lago di Mezzo and Lago Inferiore, making the city seem like a small Venice, but also making it famous for the magnificent scenery. It is also worth mentioning that in the Mantua province, Mantua and Sabbioneta together form another lovely UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Mantua was one of the greatest renaissance courts in Europe. It was the home of the wealthy Gonzaga family. The town’s centre is made up of three large squares that join together making them a lively place. (Sordello Square, Broletto Square and Herbs Square.)
Mantua was voted as the most livable city in Italy in 2005. The criteria of this award is based on green space, air quality, public transport and traffic.
Palazzo Ducale – Ducal Palace
The Ducal Palace has a large complex of buildings, squares, courtyards and gardens. Once the main residence of the Gonzaga family, lords, marquises and dukes of the city. The palace...