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CALL IT BY ITS NAME: “MANTOVA” OR “MANTUA”?

2018-02-20T11:51:46+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dozens of stories go around about that couple of foreign visitors lost in Firenze, desperately looking for “Florence”. It’s an old joke, known in many different variants: sometimes they are in Venezia, looking for “Venice” or in Napoli, searching “Naples”. [...]

“TORTA DI SAN BIAGIO”

2018-01-26T10:06:27+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On the hills of the northern province of Mantua, at a stone's throw from Lake Garda, there is a little village named Cavriana (literally "Goat-ville"). And, as in Italy every place has its own traditional recipe, also this little village has its own special cake, named after the local patron Saint: the "Torta di San Biagio" (Cake of Saint Blaise). [...]

SPRITZ THE ITALIAN ‘APERITIVO’

2018-01-26T09:47:07+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Every tourist visiting Italy loves to experiment the Italian lifestyle at its fullest. And a not-to-be missed experience is, for sure, the “Aperitivo”: an enjoyable couple of hours (usually around 7pm) when the Italians relax over drinks and little snacks before their dinner. [...]

February Promotion – “Be my Valentine in Mantua”

2018-01-19T13:03:08+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mantua is a city of Love... the most famous room of the Ducal Palace is known as the Bridal Chamber. In Palazzo Te you can find the Room of Cupid and Psyche. A couple of skeletons, embracing for as long as 6000 years, is to be found in the local Archeological Museum and a Roman Mosaic, showing Mars and Venus [...]

We three Kings of Mantua are

2017-12-15T13:05:59+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Once in the collection of the Gonzagas, Lords of Mantua, the "Ptolemaic Cameo", is today to be found at the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Wien. This stunning carved stone, dating back to 270 BC, shows the portraits of the Greek rulers of Egypt Ptolemy Philadelphus and his sister and wife, Arsinoe. [...]