Mantova is found in the Italian region of Lombardy.
It's a great combination of old city and beautiful watery countryside, which can be best visited by the use of the bike path that circles the city core along the lakeshore. Ask at your hotel about bike rental.
Mantua historic center become a UNESCO world heritage site in 2007. It's a very nice medium-sized city to visit. The tourist attractions and recommended hotels are marked in red on the map, recommended hotels in yellow. Click them to find out more, or to see specifics on the hotels.
Map of Mantua Showing Tourist Attractions
Mantua Travel Toolbox
The main train station is in Piazzale Don Leoni on the northeast side of the city center. Two recommended hotels near the train station are shown on the map.
You can arrive at Mantova by boat along the Po river. Bikers will want to get the map/brochure called Mantova in Bici (Mantua by Bike) at the tourist office (see map for location).
To get to Hadrian's Villa from downtown Tivoli, Buy a ticket at a tabacchi (tobacco shop) or edicola (newsstand) and take the orange city bus marked #4X. Take either bus #4 or #4X in the direction of Tivoli to get back,
To see pictures and a guide to the many attractions in Mantova, see Martha's Italy Mantova Guide. You can travel just a bit to the west to the town of Grazie and visit one of the most incredible churches I've ever laid eyes upon. Santuario della Beata Vergine Maria delle Grazie has a crododile hanging from its rafters and that's not the half of it!
Where to Stay
Besides the three hotels marked on the map, The bed and breakfast La Cervetta is very highly rated and in a central location in Mantua.
Mantua Pictures: Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Sorbello