Galleria degli Antichi
Galleria degli Antichi
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garyp281
New York City, NY164 contributions
Jan 2020
Sabbioneta is a small town built as an ideal Renaissance city in the 16th Century, now rediscovered as a UNESCO site: among its features, after driving through the surrounding original fortress walls, is the Antique Gallery - 3rd longest room in Italy. In it's day, the Duke Vespasiano Gonzaga filled the long hall with archeological treasures.
Sold off after his reign (which left no heir), the Gallery remains with its decorate frescoes that adorn not only the long hall, but several other rooms both large and small - some of the most amazing paintings of the 16th Century.
Written 10 January 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This long gallery (even longer than the iconic Mirror Gallery at Versailles) stretches into the far distance, giving one of the finest visual examples of perspective. It’s a marvel of Renaissance architecture hidden away in an under-promoted visitor destination in Emilia Romagna. Make sure you see this wonderful building.
Written 4 April 2019
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Daniela B
118 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
Beautiful architecture in this beautiful renaissance town. It's very small but an absolute gem of a town. The staff of the museum are really friendly and helpful and you can visit all the sights easily in an afternoon. Great location for instagram shots!!!
Written 13 March 2017
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hillsider
London, UK132 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is an undervisited gem. A perfect example of Renaissance architecture and culture. Mid July and very few tourists. A must see.
Written 22 July 2016
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Giorgio G
Washington DC, DC1,378 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
One walks into it almost seamlessly from the Palazzo Giardino. A beautiful example of Renaissance architecture, both inside and outside. Longer than the Mirror Gallery in Versailles, once devoted to VG's marble collection and now empty of it, it still retains all of the grandeur of the past. This is one of the best items on anyone's to-do list int his town.
Written 9 July 2016
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travelwriterBoston
Boston168 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
I think the Duke had a sense of humor, there are a lot of intriguing features in the frescos, such as, the angel peeing from above the doorway. As with all the other Sabbioneta attractions this is top class and well worth visiting. It's also so underpopulated and quiet, while a shame for business, it makes Sabbioneta so much more attractive in the height of the Italian tourist season!
Written 1 August 2015
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Marialuisa M
12 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Ridiculous Sabbioneta is not listed at the top of Mantua Province top destinations!
Beside being an UNESCO Heritage Site the small town is unique in its offering a coherent, unspoiled and well preserved Renaissance architecture.
Somehow, but not surprisingly very little 'lively' it could do with more open air cafeteria and better kept gardens.
Written 10 April 2015
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Brun066
Florence, Italy11,504 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
It isn't easy to answer the question above. In fact, Italy has, among others, the beautiful baroque planned cities of Eastern Sicily, rebuilt after the 1693 earthquake.
Yet I am inclined to attribute to Sabbioneta the first place, for the very reason that has determined the decline itself: the features of a "visionary" person as Vespasiano Gonzaga, who had built it. You breathe in this walled city, along with the cult of beauty, typical of the Italian Renaissance, the melancholy inspired by the ongoing political decline of the Duchy of Mantua (and of the Italy as a whole country at the turn of the XVIth century).
We visited the Gallieria and other sites in Sabbioneta taking advantage of the so-called "UNESCO line", the public buses that during the spring and the autumn connect Mantua with Sabbioneta and return. They run on Saturday and on public holidays (and on other days also, by appointment of a group of at least eight people), allowing a half day trip. The individual rate, 8 euro, is moderate when you consider that it includes, besides the ride, the admission to all sights in Sabbioneta, as well as a tour illustrated (in Italian) by a guide very qualified and brilliant.
The bus departs in Mantua from Piazza Sordello (close to the Palazzo Ducale entrance) and makes a stop at the railway station. The tour can also be purchased when you get on the bus.
Written 9 April 2013
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