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Breakfast Room

That most delicate and important moment, when you wake up, we dedicate to you.A superb buffet of homemade cakes & zero-mile local products

Location

Located in the heart of the historical centre of Mantua, near the pedestrian area between the Ducal Palace and Piazza Erbe. A city to visit on foot and the hotel is easily reachable by car; at the reception you will collect your permit for access and parking in the restricted (ZTL) zones.

Familiarity & Professionalism

Are you visiting Mantova for tourism or business purposes? In either case you can "make yourselves feel at home," with all the conveniences you'll need, in a climate that is characterized by its family welcome and professionalism.

Mantua

Here the Renaissance is never done
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THE REINASSANCE IN MANTUA

The Gonzaga became Lords of Mantua in 1328, after banishing the Bonacolsi family from the city.

The Gonzaga family was responsible for a new urban expansion and the extraordinary artistic flowering of Mantua. The Marquis Ludovico II commenced the so-called Renovatio Urbis of Mantua. Many artists began working tirelessly to modernize and embellish the city, including Andrea Mantegna, who painted for the Marquis the Camera Pietà or Camera degli Sposi, the Bridal Chamber. Other artists include Leon Battista Alberti, who designed the renovation of the Basilica of Sant’Andrea and the construction of the Temple of St. Sebastian in the area where the Renaissance expansion was taking place, opposite from the island of Te, where Palazzo Te was being built soon after that by Giulio Romano. Palazzo Te was famously known as Garden of Delights.

Each building created outside the area of the oldest part of the city was destined to enhance the greatness of the ruling family and its city, including workplaces and service areas like the sixteenth-century Pescherie, the Fish Market, designed by Giulio Romano.


At this time, the court was enriched with works by famous contemporary artists as well as classical finds that came to constitute the artistic collections of the city. These works are still visible today at the City Museum of Palazzo San Sebastiano, at the Diocesan Museum, and at the Museum of Palazzo Ducale. Important examples of urban renaissance architecture are the House-shop of the Merchant Boniforte, in Piazza Erbe, designed in Venetian Gothic style, and the House-shop of Viani, in Piazza Marconi, which preserves almost entirely its fourteenth-century painted façade projected by Mantegna’s circle. Other symbols of renaissance architecture are the House of Mantegna, with its peculiar circular layout, which is now an exhibition center, and the House of Giulio Romano, whose interior unfortunately cannot be visited nowadays.

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