In Northern Italy, a little-known gem of history and culture: Mantua
Pasta machine at work in Grazie Italy

In Northern Italy, a little-known gem of history and culture: Mantua

You won’t find that many tourists here, but you will find the quintessential Italian experience — restaurants spilling out onto cobblestoned piazzas, locals starting their morning with a cafe, the weekly market that takes over the entire Piazza Sordello

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Mantova Italy – a hidden gem of history, art, music and literature
Guido Luisa and Baldesar Castiglioni at Palazzo Castigilioni

Mantova Italy – a hidden gem of history, art, music and literature

We stay in Mantova, between Milan and Venice and near Verona, an off-the-tourist-track town that has an amazing history in art, music and literature. Shakespeare wrote that Romeo bought his poison here.

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