9 Best Places To Stay In Mantua, Italy - Updated 2023

places to stay in Mantua Italy

Mantua - known to the Italians as Mantova - is a city that gains in reputation with each year that passes. In 2007, it, along with nearby Sabbioneta, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2016, it was declared the Italian Capital of Culture, which, as you can imagine, is no small boast. This year, it was also declared the Italian Capital of Gastronomy - and, in a country where food is of such huge importance, that’s a hotly contested title, too.

And then there is the setting, which makes Mantua truly magnificent. It is surrounded by three artificial lakes, placed there in the 12th century as a defense against invasion. Add to that a range of Renaissance-era buildings, of which the Palazzo Te is the most notable, and a collection of similarly stunning architecture, and you’ve got a city which will live long in any tourist’s memory. So, if you’re considering it for a holiday, there’s just one more question: Where do you stay? Read on to learn about the nine best places to stay in Mantua, Italy!

1. Guest house La Mainolda: Central location with air-con (from USD 107)

A stay at La Mainolda will put you a stone’s throw from all of the magic of Mantua’s centre, with the Piazza del Erbe just 200 metres (656.2 feet) away and the Palazzo Ducale also within easy walking distance. The rooms are individually and tastefully decorated and feature free WiFi as well as air conditioning.

The reception staff will be happy to recommend a number of excellent cafes nearby for breakfast and will provide you with a token so that breakfast is on the house. In short, it’s a perfect place to start your stay in Mantua.

La Mainolda B&B

Wifi Available

Address: Vicolo Storta 7
Accommodates: 2

Parking Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box Soundproof rooms Heating

2. Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga: 17th-Century opulence (from USD 206)

The Casa Gonzaga, as we’ll call it here to save space, is a lodging as grand as its name. Named for a noble member of the family who ruled Mantua from the 13th century, it is a listed building and part of the Italian Historic Housing Association. As the name suggests, it’s a former palace, part museum, and the rooms in which you sleep may well contain original features from the palace building. Nonetheless, as historic as it is, there are modern touches, with LCD TVs and laptops available in all rooms.

Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga

Wifi Available

Address: Via Pietro Frattini 7
Accommodates: 4

Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

3. B&B Sweet Mantova: 15th-century splendour at an affordable price (from USD 62)

Your accommodation here is in a loft apartment, fit for four people, in the historic centre of Mantua. This building was, in fact, built in 1480 and is tucked away in a quiet area, making it perfect for groups on a city break. There is a terrace which looks over a pleasant garden, and, as a bonus, the owner will come to the station to pick you up if you’re arriving by train.

B&B Sweet Mantova - intero apto Terrazza H00195
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
238 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air con in room breakfast amenities and sunny terrace
the studio apartment was spacious and bright with a balcony and a nice view over the garden
the apartment is very nice with a lovely balcony overlooking the yard and garden
the apartment was well-appointed with good furniture large windows and a beautiful view of the garden
wifi was great and bed was very comfortable
the apartment is clean light and quiet
the bedsitting room and bathroom were spacious clean and bright
the space was well stocked comfortable clean and beautiful
the room clean and cozy has large windows and overlooks a beautiful garden
the room is spacious and clean
telma is a gracious host
nice room and a very nice host
she was on time and helpful to show us in the flat
their restaurant recommendations were excellent and they were alway helpful and accommodating
telma and mauro are superb hosts
location perfect for sight seeing
the walk around the lakes is nice
the location is very good being a short walk both from the station and the city centre
comfortable place in a great location
nice place near the old city
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4. Casa del Pittore Stanza Rossa: Artistic style (from USD 139)

Referred to by the owners as a “painter’s house”, this is an accommodation that will bring out your artistic side, decorated with friezes and frescos. By booking a private room, you will also have access to a communal balcony, living room and dining room. WiFi is provided free of charge, and you will also benefit from air conditioning, that you can control from inside the room.

Casa del Pittore Stanza Rossa
Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
25 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast was all homemade and superb
the room is beautiful and common rooms are spacious
the room (green room) was very large immaculately clean and super comfortable
a beautiful b&b with lovely hosts
i had a great stay and they were excellent hosts
virginia could not have been more helpful and friendly
a 5-10 minute walk from the old town centre it is perfectly located
location was excellent it was very easy to walk throughout the city to everything you may want to see
stylish historical house close to palazzo te friendly hosts who made a delicious breakfast
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5. Casa Fischer: Romantic apartments in the San Leonardo district (from USD 86)

Booking accommodation here will place you right in the heart of one of Mantua’s most-loved historic areas, the San Leonardo district. Casa Fischer is a building of two apartments, within walking distance of some of the city’s showpiece monuments. The apartments themselves are stylish and luxurious, ideal for a couple on a romantic break but large enough for families of four on a relaxing holiday.

CASA FISCHER - 2. appartamento romantico in città
Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
123 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice apartment in the center of mantova perfect for couples and romantic weekends
very quite clean and fully equipped apartment
the house was very clean
everything was new it was super clean and the hostess is super kind
a very clean and modern apartment with all the ammenities for a comfortable stay
it is very comfortable and clean
the owners are extremely nice
georgia and andrea are wonderful kind and attentive hosts
our hosts were very helpful and informative
great place and lovely host highly recommended
thank you for hosting us and all the best for you and your family
the location is a nice walk through the park to the centre of the city only 10 minutes
located in a quiet street this appartment is great
we loved our stay at giorgia's place
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6. Fisherman’s Village: Accommodation for up to six people (from 109 USD (91 EUR))

The Fisherman’s Village is a group of several houses clustered around a church on the banks of the Mincio River. These spacious accommodations in the village of Borgo Angeli are particularly special, as they have a view over the river and over banks of lotus flowers. Along with a beautiful gothic church, this makes for a spectacularly scenic location, with all modern conveniences and served by a housekeeper.

Fisherman’s Village

Price: from 109 USD (91 EUR)

Number of Guests: up to 6

7. Mortara Suite: A delightful, charming apartment (from 180 USD (150 EUR))

The Mortara Suite is located in a 17th-century building, in the historic heart of Mantua, and, due to refurbishment, is a highly modern accommodation in an antiquated setting. With important monuments and excellent restaurants on the doorstep, this is a wonderfully located place. With floors that can be heated or cooled to suit the weather outside, it’s also a perfect haven from those days when the climate isn’t playing ball.

Mortara Suite

Price: from 180 USD (150 EUR)

Number of Guests: 4

8. B&B Casa del Teatro: Small, exclusive and luxurious (from USD 108)

This B&B is not one of Mantua’s larger accommodations, having only space for six guests at a time. That intimacy is what gives it much of its charm, as they can focus on each room equally, and the elegance, comfort and attention to detail make it a perfect base for travellers. You can start your day with a classic Italian breakfast (gluten-free options are included), and each room has a mini-fridge - so you can save all the great food you’ll buy in Mantua!

B&B Casa del Teatro

Wifi Available

Address: Piazza Teofilo Folengo 3
Accommodates: 2

Room service Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Lift Hot tub/jacuzzi Soundproof rooms

9. Residenza La Villa: Elegant style (from USD 87)

Mantua’s mindblowing range of antique architecture means that, wherever you stay, chances are the building will be a work of art, and this is the case with the 18th-century building that is home to Residenza La Villa. Pretty on the outside, when you step indoors you’ll see that the rooms are elegant and spacious, and meals are local specialities, cooked with fresh, farm-picked ingredients from the local area. Remember, Mantua is currently Italy’s gastronomic capital, so that means very good things for you!

Marvellous Mantua: A perfect place for a luxurious break

If you’re on the lookout for a holiday where you can relax, soak up some culture and experience the finest of dining, then Mantua has you covered on all fronts. With excellent hotels and fabulous vacation rentals you, along with your family, partner or friends can have the time of your lives in one of Italy’s most underrated cities. Start planning now for a holiday you’ll remember forever.

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Antonia Kelly is a freelance writer based in Leicester, UK and she enjoys European travel as well as road trips closer to home. Her favourite domestic destinations include Snowdonia and the Brecon...Read more

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