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Mantua: Guided Walking Tour

1. Mantua: Guided Walking Tour

Discover the historic center of Mantua on a guided walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of this UNESCO World Heritage site, and hear stories of the Gonzaga family who designed it. Explore the highlights of this beautiful city, as well as its hidden gems. Your tour starts from the courtyards of Palazzo Ducale, and passes through Saint Giorgio Castle and Casa del Rigoletto. Wander down ancient streets and admire the most important sights, including Piazza Erbe and the Clock Tower. The tour ends by the Basilica di Sant’Andrea.

Mantova: Private Walking Tour

2. Mantova: Private Walking Tour

After gathering in front of the entrance of the Captain's Palace in Piazza Sordello, your private Mantua sightseeing tour will kick off. This little-known city is a breathtaking jewel that boasts magnificent buildings. It is also home to splendid squares and charming alleys lined with arcades and graceful houses. Mantua is small but spectacular and is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment where art, nature, cultural heritage, excellent food, and a good overall lifestyle make life sweeter. You will see St. George's Castle, built by Francesco Gonzaga between 1395 and 1406, which became one of the most important examples of the Italian Renaissance when Andrea Mantegna painted the famous Camera degli Sposi. Your guide will then take you to visit Piazza Sordello, the main and most ancient nucleus of Mantua. This is where the town was born, and this square still represents the most important place in town, with its Duomo di Mantiva cathedral, Palazzo Ducale, and the other palaces which date back to the Middle Ages. Among the other attractions, you will also see Piazza delle Erbe, which has been the main marketplace in town since the Middle Ages.

From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Bus Tour

3. From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Bus Tour

Discover one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance on a day trip to the romantic city of Verona. Choose from the different departure points on Lake Garda, and travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival in the city center, admire one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman Empire — the Arena — still used for concerts and events today. Then, walk to Piazza dei Signori and Piazza Erbe, before reaching Juliet's House. Admire the balcony under which, in Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo declared his eternal love to his beloved. Discover how the city developed over the centuries from your guide. Learn about the remaining artistic elements of different historical periods, including the medieval Castelvecchio, and the tombs of the Scaligeri family. Admire the Roman bridge over the Adige River that runs throughout the city, before strolling along the lively Via Mazzini at your own pace. Enjoy the many shops and boutiques, before returning to Lake Garda in the afternoon.

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