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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  • Beautiful building just outside the historic centre of Mantova, I went there by car. recommend to visit it with a guide to appreciate the history and the various rooms. truly a gem!
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  • Definitely worth visiting. The room of the Giants is fantastic. Do a review to 4 and not 5 points because I found the cost of admission was pricey.
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  • This is what drives everybody to see Mantua the moment you have a chance. It has some amazing rooms which cannot be found anywhere else...  more »
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  • Loved it, loved it! It's in the outskirts but so worth the visit. Located in a park is this elegant palace and it's simply gorgeous. Inside and outside. Ok, the cafeteria is a non event but it doesn't matter. This is Italy and good places can be found all over.
  • Beautiful palace. Not very well known but we had an amazing experience here!
  • From one room to the next, exceeds all expectations. Superb! Giulio Romano’s pleasure palace masterpiece.
  • "The playboy mansion of the Rennaisance" the architecture is vulgar and the frescoes are explicit. A must see place in Italy
  • Lol lovely works of art, very few tourist so it can be all for yourself!
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