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). [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
As the New Year has just begun, VISITMANTUA is sharing the facts about the 2017 activities. It has been a very good year, and we are grateful for the big number of visitors that chosen Mantua as destination and VISITMANTUA as their guide [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]