MANTOVA AND SABBIONETA – WORLD HERITAGE – UNESCO
On request, we can help you with an expert guide to discover the most characteristic corners of the city.
In Mantua you can visit Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Te, Piazza Sordello with the Duomo, Palazzo Bonacolsi, Palazzo Castiglione, the House of Rigoletto and the inner courtyards of Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Broletto with Palazzo del Podestà and the Sottoportico dei Lattonai, Piazza Erbe with the majestic Palazzo della Ragione, the Clock Tower and the Romanesque roundabout of S. Lorenzo, commissioned by Matilde di Canossa, and the Basilica di S. Andrea, a Renaissance masterpiece by Leon Battista Alberti, which preserves the relic of the precious Christ’s Blood.
The weekly market is held on Thursday morning, while the antique market on the third Sunday of the month.
The Palabam is just 3 km from us!
Borghetto sul Mincio and Castellaro Lagusello
Just 20 minutes from Agriturismo Corte Rocca, on the road that reaches Lake Garda, there are two of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy: Borghetto sul Mincio and Castellaro Lagusello. The first is a small village with water mills, very romantic, and nearby you can also find the Parco Giardino Sigurtà, for which we can provide you with discounted tickets. A few kilometers away you will find Castellaro Lagusello, a fortified village of the XIth century that stands on a small hill overlooking a little lake in the shape of a heart. In August there is a famous street artists festival (for info www.castellarobuskers.it)
Sabbioneta, “ideal city”
At 30 km you will find Sabbioneta, “Ideal City of the Renaissance”, and one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy.
The first Sunday of the month is held a famous antique market, which is also repeated every Thursday evening in June and July.
The shipping companies of Mantua organize wonderful excursions by boat or boat on the waters of the river Mincio and the Lakes of Mantua, inside the Natural Park of the Mincio.
In summer it is also possible to make suggestive river excursions on full moon evenings.
For info contact us as well.
The city of Verona can be reached in less than half an hour thanks to the convenient and nearby motorway.
The Arena in Piazza Brà and the Roman Theater, built on the slopes of the Castel San Pietro hill as a natural setting for the city, offer endless and suggestive shows, from the Opera to the most acclaimed theatrical pièces.
The vital Piazza Erbe, the beautiful Castelvecchio, the Arche Scaligere (near the House of Romeo), Palazzo della Gran Guardia, the Casa di Giulietta …
And then the inevitable shopping along the streets of the historic center, with the shops of the most famous brands!
Do not forget the Verona Fair, with many international events.
Garda Lake and Garda Parks
Just 30 km we find Lake Garda, with its famous tourist resorts, full of charm: Desenzano del Garda, Sirmione, Bardolino, Lazise, Gardone, etc.
You can also visit the most famous amusement parks in Italy: Gardaland with the Sea Life aquarium, Sigurtà Park, Movieland, CanevaWorld and the Parco Natura Viva.
Mantova Fashion District
Mantova Fashion District: pure shopping!
At 10 minutes (exit “Mantova Sud” of the A22) a city-outlet with over 100 shops and many proposals signed for the person and the house.
San Benedetto Po
At 20 minutes the Polirone, the Monastery of Matilde di Canossa: Basilica, Cloisters, Sala del Capitolo, Cantinone dell’Infermeria and Refettorio. Abbey Museum.