The Palazzo Ducale di Mantova is a group of buildings in Mantua, Lombardy, northern Italy, built between the 14th and the 17th century mainly by the noble family of Gonzaga as their royal residence in the capital of their Duchy. The buildings are connected by corridors and galleries and are enriched by inner courts and wide gardens. The complex includes some 500 rooms and occupies an area of c. 34,000 m². Although most famous for Mantegna's frescos in the Camera degli Sposi, they have many other very significant architectural and painted elements.
The Gonzaga family lived in the palace from 1328 to 1707, when the dynasty died out. Subsequently, the buildings saw a sharp decline, which was halted in the 20th century with a continuing process of restoration and the designation of the area as museum.
Different parts of the complex are open at different times, please, refer to the official website for further info.
Tue - Sun: 8:15 am - 7:15 pm
Closed: Mon, Dec 25, Jan 1, May 1
For visiting Camera degli Sposi and Saint George Castle, booking is recommended.
Official website http://www.mantovaducale.beniculturali.it/
Address 20 Piazza Santa Barbara, Mantova 46100, Italy
Coordinates 45°9'36.701" N 10°47'56.816" E