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Mantovas hidden gem

This, for us, was the best thing in Mantova. You have to be accompanied by a tour guide but it is... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Adrian B
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
via mobile
18th C Mansion with a fully furnished interior.

After spending the morning at the Ducal Palace, then finding the Archaeological Museum closed until... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Gene J
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Piazza d'Arco 4 | Mantua, Mantua, Italy
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This, for us, was the best thing in Mantova. You have to be accompanied by a tour guide but it is only €7 each and the rooms, especially the zodiac room, are breathtaking. The tours are in Italian only but our lovely guide spoke good...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This palazzo was on the Matua card, fully decorated, was left to the city by the last owner. We could only look around the palazzo on the timed organised tour, which was in Italian, we were given a small piece of literature in English but...More

Thank Racegoer2014
Reviewed 20 October 2017

After spending the morning at the Ducal Palace, then finding the Archaeological Museum closed until the afternoon, we walked 1 km west to this museum. The mansion is still furnished as it was when the last countess died in 1973 at 103, childless and willed...More

1  Thank Gene J
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Palazzo d'Arco is a late eighteenth century neo-classical mansion. It is vast and gives a horribly real insight into the gulf between the classes of Italian society in the period. The almost endless enfilade of rooms is very interesting and they contain some very...More

3  Thank GrandTourPaul
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour which is led by a tour guide who was very interesting and knowledgeable - it was good to tour a house which still felt like a home and our tour guide who spoke good enough English was very informed about...More

Thank Jackie_lonsdale
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

After visiting places which although beautiful were somewhat bare of furnishings, etc. it was nice to go around this palace and see their possessions ranging from 15th to 20th century stuff. I particularly enjoyed seeing the newly opened bedroom of the last countess who died...More

Thank LMK63
Reviewed 2 July 2016

18th Century palace now open as a museum with the rooms in their original decorative schemes housing the collection accumulated in the house by the D'Arco family up to the 19th Century. Though this is worth seeing from a social history perspective alone, and also...More

Thank Thrifty_Scholar
Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you can speak Italian, I would recommend the guided tour - around an hour in length and a guide who clearly knows a lot about and cares a great deal for the palace. For those unable to speak Italian, the guide book is adequate,...More

Thank BethanyLincs
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I am sure the Palazzo d'Arco does not deserve one star, but I am not sure how else to warn Trip Advisor users not to go to Mantua in order to visit the Palazzo d'Arco. It recently closed for restoration work and the notice does...More

3  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Thanks to a local man who advised me to visit the Palace I went there and was really charmed by its interior. It is a grand palace, with the atmosphere and the furniture and everything around you as it was lived in centuries ago.

1  Thank Elena-Gioia
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