Are you planning to visit Northern Italy? The Lombardy (Lombardia) region is full of hidden gems. Mantova is my favourite!
The historic city of Mantova (Mantua in English) is often overlooked by foreign visitors but it offers sumptuous cuisine.
About 40km south of the popular destinations of Lake Garda and Verona, the city somehow gets bypassed by most travellers.
As the sun sets, it seems the town has set out on a passeggiata, the early-evening ritual of dressing in your finest and taking time for an Aperol spritz or an old-fashioned Americano.
These are few tips on where to sleep, eat and drink in Mantova Italy
MANGIARE – EATING OUT
Ristorante Rigoletto, Mantova, strada Cipata 10, tel. 0376.370500; www.ristoranterigoletto.it Da 50 euro.
Leoncino d’oro, Mantova, via Giustiziati 33, tel. 0376.323277. Da 25 euro.
La cucina, Mantova, via Oberdan 17, tel. 0376.1513735. Da 25 euro.
DORMIRE – ACCOMMODATION
Hotel broletto & La residenza, Mantova, via Accademia 1, tel. 0376. 326784; www.hotelbroletto.com Camera doppia da 95 euro. Sconto 10% soci Tci
Bed & breakfast Giulia Gonzaga, via V. Gonzaga 65, Sabbioneta (Mn), tel. 0376.528169;www.albergogiuliagonzaga.net Camera doppia da 60 euro.
INFO UTILI – USEFUL INFO
Distanze Da Bologna 112 km; da Milano 155; da Roma 479
Mantova Musei Card, sconti in musei (anche a Sabbioneta), alberghi, ristoranti.
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