Quite often, during my guided tours in Mantua, I describe the Italian Renaissance as a real "Game of Thrones": powerful families, ruling different lands, quite often fighting each other. The Houses Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, Baratheon, Tyrell and so on, are not so different from the Gonzaga, Este, Sforza, Medici, Borgia and many of the other Renaissance dynasties.
As a member of the team of @IgMantova, VISITMANTUA will attend the event “Looking for an Angel”, an Instagram meeting dedicated to the search of celestial messangers in the collection of the Ducal Palace of Mantua, including works by Mantegna, Cima da Conegliano, Rubens and Viani.
On Dec 10th Lorenzo Bonoldi - your guide in Mantua - will give a lecture about the myths and the stories of Christmas. The event will be held in the Gonzaga Palace of Volta Mantovana, a mid-fifteenth century castle built by the Lords of Mantua as their country residence. After the lecture, a buffet [...]