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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
In Italy, Santa Claus (i.e. “Babbo Natale”, literally 'Father Christmas') is not the only Christmas gift-giver: in many Italian towns, kids have their presents and goodies [...]