Fodor's Expert Review Palazzo Ducale

Mantua Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

The 500-room palace that dominates the Mantua skyline was built for the Gonzaga family, though much of the art within the castle was sold or stolen as the dynasty waned in power and prestige. A glimpse of past grandeur can still be spotted as you enter the palace, turn immediately left, and walk up a steep hallway, arriving in Camera degli Sposi (literally, the "Wedded Couple's Room") where Duke Ludovico and his wife held court. Reservations are recommended, either by phone or online (

Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Piazza Sordello 40
Mantua, Lombardy  46100, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €9, €15 including Camera degli Sposi (€5.50 with Mantova Sabbioneta Card), Closed Mon.

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