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Palazzo Ducale Mantova

Open today: 08:15 - 19:15
Mantua Ducal Palace Entry Ticket
from US$21.98*
Mantua Ducal Palace Entry Ticket
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Piazza Sordello 40, 46100, Mantua, Italy
+39 0376 352100
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Some places are so grand and expansive that they are tough to take in. The Palazzo Ducale is like that. After a while, beauty is swallowed by beauty, and art fades into more art. That said, you should go and spend some time looking at...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Things didn't start well due to some incredibly rude staff in the ticket office. It was confusing because apparently the Mantagna frescoes were sold out, so it wasn't clear what we could see. Just the Ducale Palace it seems. The staff inside the palace were...More

Thank FelixStowe10
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The height of Renaissance luxury. Very impressive apartments, Greco-Roman statuary, and imposing frescoes throughout.

1  Thank Lmloeb
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is a must for art and history lovers, for me The Andrea Mantegna frescoes are beautiful. We came from Bologna to see them, easy train ride The Frescoes are in Castello Camera Degli Sposi

Thank mundosully
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Under-realised in contemporary museum terms, here's an example of how Mother italy has managed to squander its riches & not capitalise on its past. That having been said, this is nonetheless an extraordinary place & it beggars the mind how the Gonzagas, the original inhabitants...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place was amazing and highly recommended to take some time appreciating the frescoes and decorations. Most of the rooms were not heated. I was freezing inside! Best to go during the day in warm weather.

Thank lexiebu
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is a huge complex, a ducal palace and castle. It was home to the Gonzaga family, which ruled Mantua for three hundred years. There are buildings from the several centuries, with some of the palace decorated in the 18th century when the Gonzaga family...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Slightly hard to work out how to get in – the ticket office is between the castle (where the Mantegna frescoes are) and the Palace which forms the rest of the visit. Once I’d worked that out, it was fine – the Mantegnas are a...More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The ticket price includes the garden, lovely to get away from the heat. The palace is vast and very informative even if you are not on a tour. Worth the visit if ceilings are your favourite.

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the Palazzo Ducale during our visit to Mantova and it was, frankly, dull. Lots of rooms, yes, lots of stuff, yes, (although many of the rooms were stark and empty), but not presented in a interesting or engaging way. We were quite bored...More

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