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Mantova (Mantua in English), Italy

I was here only by accident. Originally, I had booked a bike/barge trip out of Venice that ended in Mantova. After I had booked a Mantova and following reservations based on this bike trip, I learned I was not booked on the trip and there was no room for me on it.

Arrivederci Vinezia
Traveling heavy

Traveling heavy



So, on to Mantova - and I am so glad that I did! I would have preferred another day or so here instead of Venice.
Hello Mantova Good-bye Venice

Hello Mantova Good-bye Venice


Mantova Central Park

Mantova Central Park


Mantova_Plaza.jpg

Mantova_Plaza.jpg


Thursday Market in the plaza

Thursday Market in the plaza


Rooftops at twilight

Rooftops at twilight


I met Paola Berto through Couch Sufing. She took me on a tour of a museum and then to her home in the country where she prepared risoto and pears with gorgonzola.
Beautiful Paola at her beautiful casa

Beautiful Paola at her beautiful casa


Park at Palazzo Te

Park at Palazzo Te


I rented a bike and rode all around the town. Cars! - had not seen or heard any for a week while I was in Venice.
I stayed at the Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga.

Signori Linardi

Signori Linardi


Signor Linardi

Signor Linardi

Posted by pscotterly 10.06.2012 22:25 Archived in Italy Tagged mantova

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