Monday, November 23, 2009


The myth of the founding of Mantua is also space in Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri in Inferno Canto XX, Where Dante himself and his leadership Mantua Virgil meet the soothsayers. Just showing one of these souls, Virgil describes the outskirts of the city, Gardalake and the course of the Mincio, which dives into Po to Governolo to say, referring to the legend dell'indovina Manto:
" Fer the city over those dead, and for one who 'chose the site before, Mantua appeal sanz'altra fate."

Montova Cathedral
Piazza Sordello is the ancient heart of artistic and political life of Mantua, of exceptional size (150x60m) welcomes the main monuments of the city, as Palazzo Ducale (Palazzo del Capitano and Domus Magnus), The palace Immature dominated by Cage towerThe palace Bonacolsi (now Castiglioni), The Episcopal Palace (also White Palace the name of the family who built it in 700) and Duomo

The Room of the Giants

Palazzo Te is the work of Giulio Romano that in 1525 devised on the order of the Marquis Federico II Gonzaga who used his amusements. We did dwell lover "official" Isabella Boschetti. The "Palace of glossy deceit" at its center, an island rich in forests and surrounded by the waters of a lake, now dried up: the mysterious, full of symbols and myths that stand out beautifully frescoed halls also from the same Giulio RomanoAs the famous dining giants and that of Cupid and Psyche and, not least, the room horses celebrating the Gonzaga stables at the time famous throughout Europe.