Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana di Scienze Lettere e Arti
Commissioned by Maria Theresa of Austria a real high school and college articulated in all disciplines
Tel 0376 320314 - Fax 0376 222774
Owership: Ente morale autonomo
The Accademy was founded by Maria Teresa of Austria in 1768 and it became an high school and a university centre with several well organized subjects. It was a cultural and educational centre, owner of all the Mantuan artistic objects and also of the Mantuan public books.
It saves a lot of prints, engravings and drawings, modern and ancient books, a 17th century musical archive, and its own historical archive. Tourist can also see a rich collection of surgical instruments of the XVIIIth century.
Opening time: from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Singles: free admission
Groups: free admission under booking.