Palazzo Ducale

Amazing collection of works, result of patrons Mantua

Manager: dott. Filippo Trevisani
Palazzo Ducale (The Duke`s Palace) consists of buildings constructed by the Bonacolsis and the Gonzagas from the XIVth to the XVIIIth centuries. It includes a large group of independent buildings, built in an unusual form of architecture, rich in decorations and paintings that had been commissioned to famous artists such as: Pisanello, Fancelli, Mantegna, Leonbruno, Giulio Romano, Lorenzo Costa, Correggio, Tiziano,Tintoretto, Bertani, Rubens and Fetti.
Telephone numbers: booking 041 2411897
Information 0376 224832 - 0376 352100
Superintendence Office for the historical, artistic and etnoantropolical heritage of Mantova, Cremona and Brescia provinces Tel 0376 352111 - Fax 0376 366274
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-making photos and using camera
- smoking
- drinking and eating
- bringing in dogs, except for blind people
Timetable: opening time: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:45 a.m to 7:15 p.m.; (last admittance at 6:30 p.m.)
Closed: Monday, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December.
From spring to autumn (from 31st March to 1st November) the whole museum can be visited by all the tourists.
In winter time, (from 2nd November to 30th March) owing to the climatic conditions, only groups of no more than 30 people at a time are allowed to visit the palace accompanied the members of the staff. Groups must book in advance.
Schools must book in advance.
The tour to the `Bridal Chamber` must be booked as follows: from 15th March to 31st October for groups; from 15th March to 15th June and from 1st September to 15th October for individual visitors.
Booking costs:
- block booking euro 10,50
- school block booking euro 5,25
- single booking euro 1
Prices: admission ticket: € 6.50;
Reduced ticket: € 3.25 (from ages 18 to 25); free for European Union citizens who are less than 18 or more than 65 and for Italian schools.
Guided tours: availability of an audioguide in Italian, English, German and French.
A short explanation service could also be given by some members of the staff.
Groups of no more than 30 people are allowed at a time.

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