Labelled “Italy’s sleeping beauty city” by The Guardian, Mantua certainly hits the mark as a beautiful historic city. Located in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, Mantua’s old town is a UNESCO heritage site and the city itself is cloaked in history. There is plenty to see in the daytime, but it’s during the night that the city comes alive. From an evening cocktail and dancing in an Italian club to late night gelato and live music, there is certainly something for everyone! Read on to learn about the best things to do in Mantua at night!
1. Stop for a Spritz at Bar Caravatti
Baccalà al naturale con radicchio veronese e asparaginaPosted by Bar Caravatti on Monday, 13 March 2017
In the centre of Mantua lies a bar lined with wooden beams, classic diamond floor tiles, and large windows overlooking a historic piazza, the perfect spot to stop for an evening cocktail. Start your evening off on the right foot, by strolling to Bar Caravatti to enjoy the aperitivo. Aperitivo is the tradition of joining co-workers or friends for an evening cocktail and light snacks; in other words, the first place to stop for a night out! Bar Caravatti promises good prices, good food, and plenty of good company.
Address: Via Broletto, 16, 46100 Mantova MN, Italy
Facebook: Bar Caravatti
2. Drink Famous Aperitivo at Le Pupitre
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If you are interested in a chic and relaxed environment, Le Pupitre is a modern wine bar located in Mantua’s historic centre that fits the bill. Once again, Aperitivo is calling, with Le Pupitre as a fantastic option for pre-dinner cocktails. Make sure to try the delicious staple cocktail, Aperol Spritz, a fun combination of aperol, prosecco, soda water, and an orange slice. Le Pupitre is not the place to go if you are looking for cheap drinks, but you will get what you pay for: a delicious, well-crafted cocktail.
Address: Via dell'Accademia 18, Mantua, Italy
Facebook: Le Pupitre
3. Listen to Live Music while enjoying a delicious dinner at Giallozucca
Italy is not completely experienced without good food, fine wine, and live music. You can find all three at Ristorante Giallozucca, one of Mantua’s top rated restaurants. With reviews that highlight its “charming location,” “amazing food,” and label it a “hidden gem” Giallozucca is the perfect way to spend an Italian evening, whether with friends, family, or by yourself. Homemade pasta, excellent wine, and great music await you at this homey and rustic restaurant. Delicious food and a well-crafted atmosphere ensure that Giallozucca will be a highlight of your time in Mantua.
Address: Corte Dei Sogliari 4, 46100, Mantua, Italy
4. Enjoy a late night snack at Orolatte Gelateria-Cafe
Does it get any better than gelato, pastries and coffee together? I really don’t think so. Luckily, there is a place in Mantua that caters to exactly that! Orolatte Gelateria-Cafe is located in the centre of town and is open until 10:00 pm every night of the week, making it the ideal place to stop for a late night snack or pick-me-up. With modern touches and endless flavors, you might just end up spending your entire evening at Orolatte!
Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 7, 46040, Mantua, Italy
Facebook: Orolatte Gelateria-Cafe
5. Relax on a terrace at Cafe Miro
Once the hot rays of the sun disappear and the stars start to appear, a terrace is just the place to be. Cafe Miro hosts one of Mantua’s hottest terraces, with views of the surrounding Piazza, stone arched doorways and people wandering through the area as the sun goes down. Rated the number one thing to do for nightlife in Mantua, Cafe Miro is the ideal place to grab a bite to eat and a couple of drinks once the sun goes down.
Address: Piazza Mantegna, 46100, Mantua, Italy
Facebook: Cafe Miro
6. Dance the night away at Club Chiringuito
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If you are going to do anything on a Friday or Saturday in Mantua, it has to be Club Chiringuito! Take a cab to the outskirts of Mantua, where you can dance the evening away to endless music, both live and played by a DJ. Thatched palm umbrella’s line a river where light reflects off the water and music and laughter ring across the open space, leading to the generously spaced dance floor. If your feet are too tired, take a break at one of their many tables and order a midnight snack - some of their delicious pizza! Club Chiringuito is the perfect place to spend a memorable Mantua evening!
Address: Via Parma, 22, Mantua, Italy
Facebook: Club Chiringuito
7. Listen to all kinds of live music at Discoteca Mascara
If dancing to live music is how you want to spend your night, you cannot beat Discoteca Mascara. With a big dance floor, plenty of lounge space and loud music, Mascara is made to cater to a young and fun audience. With electronic, house, latin and throwback revival nights, make sure to check out Mascara’s schedule so you can pick your favorite genre. Their endless events schedule is perfect for any time of the year, and they’re open late to make the most of your night in Mantua. This discoteca is definitely a must-do, as you are guaranteed to enjoy your night!
Address: Viale della Favorita, 1746100 Mantua, Italy
Website: Discoteca Mascara (in Italian)
Something for every personality
In the middle of the Lombardy region, Mantua lures you with some of the best nightlife around. From its incredible water-side dance clubs to the cheerful Italian aperitivo - perfect for an evening chatting with friends, Mantua has something for everyone. Although this beautiful lakeside town is beautiful in the day, it is at night that it truly shines.
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