MANTUA: POSSIBLE ITALY 2015 SITE
Mantua is celebrated as one of the Renaissance's finest small cities. It features two palaces that features artwork from very different artists: the refined frescoes of Mantegna in the case of the Palazzo Ducale, and the inventive Mannerism of Giuliu Romano in the Palazzo Te. The 2012 earthquake had a significant impact on the city.
Albergo Meuble Abatjour: A budget option.
Palazzo Arrivabene B & B: A luxurious option that might be a possibility if we were in Mantua for a short stay.
Several companies offer cruises on Mantua's lakes. There even is the option of a full-day voyages as far as Ferrara and Venice (approximately 90-140 Euros apiece). For boating outfits, see Montonavi Andes Negrini or
John Brunton, "Mantua: Italy's Sleeping Beauty City," Guardian, March 29, 2013.