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Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga

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Address: Via Pietro Frattini 7, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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+39 0376 364524

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Great historical palace! Unbelievable, people can sleep under artistic works from 1500! Great staff Who tell everything about history and works. Like Living in a museum.. Amazing!

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Marco B
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great historical palace! Unbelievable, people can sleep under artistic works from 1500! Great staff Who tell everything about history and works. Like Living in a museum.. Amazing!

Thank Marco B
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

OK, the palazzo is great, frescos (affreschi we should say), stucco mouldings, etc. but it's slightly whackily put together. The staff are a bit weird, there's "the professor", the obsessive receptionist with her rehearsed spiel and the bizzarre rows of empty seats - slight Roger Corman / Dr Phibes feel about the place. Plus the rooms aren't very comfortable, insane... More 

1 Thank Owen M
Alfonso L, Direttore at Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga, responded to this review
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In premessa , mi si lasci dire che personalmente plaudo al diritto di critica , purchè siano le argomentazioni obiettive... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Thank you for the tour of this beautiful place : the history of valenti Gonzaga's family is wonderfuland now is came back to reality.

1 Thank Prakash123455
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

It is a palace and you need some time to explore it. It is nicely restored and each room you visit is different.

Thank Ales11_11
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This is a nicely restored palace in which you can visit two rooms and attend a roughly one hour explanation about concepts related to the baroque, the Italian culture and other concepts (from Benedetto Croce to Ligabue). Half entertaining half obnoxious experience (for 10€). Not sure why people love it. Surprising to see the Latin inscription commemorating the achievements of... More 

Thank TravellerDonostia
Alfonso L, Direttore at Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga, responded to this review
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BAROCCO vs. CORRIDA Gli edifici storici raccontano le gesta degli uomini ! Il monumentale Palazzo Barocco, facente parte del SISTEMA... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

It is amazing the historical importance of this place. The castle was incredible and yet no one ever mentions it as a tourist spot. W want to go back and use it as a base to explore the rest of that part of Italy.

2 Thank travelingman&woman
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

don't miss this amazing palace. as you go along the visit, the rooms get better and better. the beginning of the route through this palace begins with a few rooms that suggest restoration is in process... but then you get upstairs and each room has a different theme and has decked out ceilings and walls with paintings, frescoes and carvings.

1 Thank Michael T
Paris, France
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

Magnificent, exclusive and unique stay in Italy at Mantova to discover the museum and other museums of the city and churches.

1 Thank François L
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

A lovely museum and wonderful guide telling you the story behind this palazzo. Congratulations Professor and family for buying the palazzo 22 years ago and caring enough to make it your life's work to restore it. For those wanting to see a real palazzo in use today then go visit this one. It is a family home and B&B. All... More 

2 Thank Susan D

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