St. George's Castle and Ducal Palace private tour in Mantua
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Excursions & day trips

St. George's Castle and Ducal Palace private tour in Mantua

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: From Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover two of the most prominent and captivating historical buildings in Mantua: the Castle of St. George and the Ducal Palace
  • Listen to the enthralling history of the buildings and learn all the best anecdotes and intrigues
  • Explore the Ducal Palace, home to the Gonzaga family, and walk inside St. George Castle, where the most famous artwork of Mantua is kept
What to expect

Take part in a private tour of two of the most prominent and captivating historical buildings in Mantua: the Castle of St. George and the grand Ducal Palace. Discover their interiors with your expert local guide and explore the rooms, the artwork and the history hidden inside.

St. George's Castle is the first historical building that you see when entering Mantua: built by Francesco Gonzaga, the castle was first meant to defend the city but later became the main residence of the reigning family. Today it's still one of the most important examples of Italian Renaissance architecture, as Andrea Mantegna painted the famous "Camera degli Sposi" (The Bridal Chamber).

After the castle tour, your guide will take you to the most characteristic square in Mantua, Piazza Sordello, and here you'll begin your visit inside the Ducal Palace. The palace was the residence of the Gonzaga family, but under the Austrian domination with Maria Teresa of Austria, it was called Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace). The palace was built over centuries, starting from the 13th by the Bonacolsis and then by the Gonzagas. You'll have the opportunity to discover all the parts, buildings, courts and gardens that compose the palace, all the while learning anectodes and intrigues thanks to your dedicated guide. Experience Mantua in a unique way and dive deep into its history.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Private walking tour
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance ticket to St. George Castle and the Ducal Palace
    Where

    Ducal Palace, Piazza Sordello, 40, 46100 Mantua MN, Italy.

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in front of the ticket office.

    What to remember
    • Please remember that this tour does not include the ticket to enter St. George Castle and the Ducal Palace (you can easily purchase it on the spot for about €12)
    • The tour will take place even when it's raining. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund
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    When
    • From Tuesday to Sunday at 10.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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