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 delivered by other legendary beings, who visit different areas of Italy on different occasions. In the area of Mantua (and in Brescia, Bergamo, Verona, Parma and Modena as [...]
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 [...]
Historic documents tell us about the sumptuous sweets placed on the tables of the Gonzagas, the Renaissance Lords of Mantua: cakes baked and iced in the form of castles, obelisks and fountains. This year the City of Mantua has appeared on the scene of the “European Region of Gastronomy” and, to mark the Festive [...]