10.03.2012 - 10.06.2012
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.
So, on to Mantova - and I am so glad that I did! I would have preferred another day or so here instead of Venice.
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.
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.