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MUSEUM COMPLEX OF PALAZZO DUCALE

The complex consists of three sections: the Museum of “Corte Vecchia” (Old Court), the Castle of San Giorgio and the Museum of “Corte Nuova” (New Court). Offi cial residence of the Gonzaga family, rulers of Mantua from the early fourteenth...

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NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The museum is located in Piazza Castello within the vast complex of Palazzo Ducale. The museum’s collections include materials from the Neolithic and Bronze Age, from the Etruscans, the Celts, the Romans, the Lombards, the Goths and from the...

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CATHEDRAL (CATHEDRAL OF SAN PIETRO)

Set on the northern side of the square, the Cathedral is an unusual combination of three styles: a late Baroque façade (demolished in 1756, the original façade can be seen in the painting The expulsion of the Bonacolsi by Domenico Morone, in the...

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BIBIENA ACCADEMIC THEATRE AND NATIONAL VIRGILIAN ACCADEMY

This theatre was designed by architect Antonio Galli Bibiena. It is one of the treasures of the Baroque period with a rare bell-shaped ground plan. Created for scientifi c meetings and concerts, just a few days after its opening on Dec. 3, 1769, it...

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ST. ANDREW’S BASILICA

According to tradition, it stands on the site where St. Longinus, the soldier who wounded his crucified Jesus, hid the blood collected at the foot of the cross. The basilica, in its majestic current form, was commissioned by Ludovico II Gonzaga who...

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THE “TERESIANA” MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

The Municipal Library, founded in 1780 by Maria Theresa of Austriae and named after her, is distinguished by the particular value of its ancient heritage that makes it one of the main Italian historical libraries. It contains valuable works related...

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