Romantic Mantua

Escape to romantic Mantua Italy for romantic getaways, weddings and romantic honeymoon vacations.

Mantua, also known as Mantova, is located about 148 kilometers southeast of Milan.

Mantua is situated by the river Mincio and bordered by Lago Superiore, Lago di Mezzo, and Lago Inferiore.

Mantova frequently receives a light mist or fog veiling the city in a romantic cloak as you stroll around the lakes hand in hand.

Try proposing to your love in the glow of the moon as a light mist envelopes the two of you.

Getting To Mantua

Mantua Trains

If you're visiting Mantua from Milan, take the train connection from Milan’s main railway station. It's about a 1 hour and 45 minute ride. There is also a train from Verona-Mantua-Modena or from Pavia-Mantua-Monselice.

romantic Mantua Italy lake with buildings behind

By Air

The closest airport is Villafranca (Verona province) only 20 kilometers from Mantua. There is a shuttle service to and from Mantua.

Other airports are located in Parma (60 kilometers away), Orio al Serio in Bergamo province located 100 kilometers away, and Bologna also 100 kilometers away. All of these airports have domestic and international connections.

By Car

If you're coming from the north on the A4 (Milan-Venice), exit at either Desenzano, Sirmione, Peschiera, Sommacampagna or Verona Sud.

If you're arriving from the south on the A1 ‘Autostrada del Sole’ (Milan-Naples), follow signs for Parma or Reggio Emilia.

If you are approaching from the east on the A22 (Brenner – Modena), take the Mantova Nord, Mantova Sud or Pegognaga exit and follow directions to Mantua.

romantic Mantua St George castle

When To Visit Mantua

The spring and autumn seasons are popular travel times for many people as the weather is not as warm.

During the summer months of July and August, the weather can get very hot in the Padania (River Po) valley.

  • Palazzo Ducale or Gonzaga Palace
  • Castle of San Giorgo
  • Sant'Andrea church
  • Piazza Sordello
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Palazzo Tè
  • Shopping among old palaces in the old town
  • Literature Festival - every year in September
  • The three surrounding lakes
  • The Rio, urban canal
  • The sweet Mantua countryside
  • Mantegna House

romantic Mantua Ducal Palace Mantova Italy

Romantic Mantua Hotels

This area of northern Italy offers a nice selection of hotels and bed and breakfasts for every budget.

These 4 hotels are all located in the center of Mantua:

Hotel Rigoletto
Mantegna Hotel
Hotel Antica Dimora
Hotel Casa Poli

making it easier to see the attractions on foot if you're not arriving in Montova by car.

Mantua cuisine comes from old rural traditions and is similar to the foods in Piacenza, Ferrara, Pavia and Cremona.

romantic Mantua Mantova Italy Leoncino Rosso restaurant

The main specialties include:

Ravioli with pumpkin, fresh pasta (Agnoli of the Gonzaga of Mantua), risotto, pasta with beans and sausage, and cake sbrisolona.

Trattoria due Cavallini in Via Salnitro 5, is a small restaurant close to the center of the town. Try dining outside on the courtyard.

Enjoy your romantic couples retreat to Italy's northern area. Savor spending time getting to know your soulmate all over again.

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