Palazzo Te, Mantua

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A masterpiece designed by architect Giulio Romano, Palazzo Te is a blend of palace and villa architecture. The four facades with rustic-looking walls and flat pilasters appear symmetrical. Take a closer look, though, and you'll see that the spaces between the columns do not match. Few windows in the inner courtyard, plus an uneven and broken plaster textures, add to the true Mannerist style Romano loved. The exterior of the palace was finished quickly, but the interior took ten years to complete. An entire team of decorators covered every room with frescoes. The most famous is Romano's invented dome on the ceiling in the Room of Giants. Using our world travel planner, Mantua attractions like Palazzo Te can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I returned after many years but always deserves to be visited. I thank the very competent guide that allows you to appreciate even more the beauties of the palace
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  • With great regret I would like to give my opinion above all to the services because the palace is wonderful. Disastrous baths, dirty and a terrible stench.. All in decadence.. The exhibits on the high floors are impossible to find, crumbling. 12 Euros for the entrance and not even a flyer, a seedling.. Very sorry
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  • During our trip to Mantua we were to visit this beautiful palace, surrounded by a large park. It was a representative residence of the Gonzaga family, who ruled Mantua for several centuries. You can admire the ceilings of quality, as far as the furnishings unfortunately is not present. But, I think it's a common thing, exhibits of paintings etc.
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  • Wonderful place!! The decoration of duke's "party" rooms are breathtaking! Before going there, look for a music documentary called "Monteverdi madrigali erotici" (family safe) that shows how the music was played in that place! The visit will be still more pleasurable... ;)
  • Absolutely magical. The camera dei Giganti and the Camera di Amore e Psiche are absolutely stunning. Italian renaissance at its best.
  • Small and expensive (12 euros). Ceilings are beautiful, room of giants is impressive.
  • A must for your trip to Mantova. Take your time to enjoy the fine affreschi, the architecture and the design.
  • A must see of the city, free bus to old city very comfy!
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