Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Mantova (Mantua), Italy - Updated 2021

airbnb Mantova, Italy

Mantova has been described as “Italy’s sleeping beauty,” a “Renaissance gem,” and a “mini Florence.” It figured prominently in two of Shakespeare’s plays, “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” Very little has changed since the Middle Ages, yet the city frequently gets bypassed by most tourists, perhaps because is it surrounded by two 1,000-year-old artificial lakes that effectively cut Mantova off from the rest of the world essentially forming a giant moat around the city. The isolation is even more evident as you drive across the Ponte Legnano between the two lakes as the city’s medieval skyline comes into view: Medieval towers, turrets, cupolas, and Renaissance domes remain untouched by the passage of time. At the city’s heart is a series of interlinked piazzas lined with arcades. The Italian ecology movement Legambiente voted Mantua as Italy’s most livable city a few years ago, It is indeed a place where time has stood still. To enjoy the city, check out our list of top Airbnb vacation rentals in Mantova.

1. B&B in 15th-century palace (from USD 60)

This studio apartment is located in a palace dating back to 1480 in the historic center of Mantua. The rental is set inside the courtyard with a terrace that overlooks a garden. The studio has a king-size bed, sofa bed, refrigerator, dining table and chairs, TV, and WiFi. Overhead is a wooden, beamed ceiling. The full marble bathroom has a walk-in shower. If you arrive by train, your hosts can pick you up at the train station. If you arrive by car, there is free parking in the restricted traffic area where the apartment is located.

B&B Sweet Mantova - Terrazza H00195
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
195 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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2. Colorful and charming Oriental-style house (from USD 40)

This charming and colorful house decorated with Oriental art and accessories is close to Palazzo del Te and within walking distance to the city center. There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with twin beds. A crib is also available if needed. The rental has one bathroom and a large fully equipped kitchen. As a plus, the owners can organize a cooking class for no more than four people. Just outside the house are grocery stores. The owners can either assist you with grocery shopping or arrange food delivery.

Memorie di viaggi in Oriente: Casa
Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
132 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
as it was very hot in mantova they provided up to an extra fan to help with the heat
the apartment is excellent and fully equipped
the place is exactly as described and the colorful and charmingly detailed apartment was perfect for our stay
this is a great value option for a really comfortable and well equipped place to stay in mantua
the room is clean and well designed
the apartment is in good and clean condition
i liked very much their clean home
clean accommodation near the city center
great location very clean and hosted by a communicative and helpful host
thank you to host us
zia mery met us at the apartment and was the best host
our host was reachable at any time of the day and was very helpful
good communication with the owner
communication was nice and very friendly both with valeria and zia mary who managed the check-in
nice flat good location and very close to palazzo te
location of the apartment is great too
valeria's place is really special
nice apartment close to mantova center clean and cozy
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3. Second floor apartment in former ducal palace (from USD 97)

This apartment is part of one of the oldest and fascinating buildings in Mantua’s old town, a former ducal palace. Situated on the 2nd floor, it is full of light, with contemporary furnishings, a full kitchen, living room with TV, sofa, table and chairs, double bedroom, bathroom with hydromassage tub. There is a washing machine and dishwasher. Two people can comfortably share this apartment; a third folding bed can be added to accommodate one more person. You will have amazing views of Mantua’s Medieval roofs from this apartment.

Beautiful flat in Mantua old town
Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
124 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet wifi worked very well
the apartment is beautiful and amenities are exceptional
the best bed for sleeping
the apartment is well maintained the kitchen is very complete and the bed is good
we greatly enjoyed our stay in this well-presented and ideally placed apartment
it was very clean and is a very comfortable place to stay
it is scrupulously clean light and airy and very quiet
it was also extremely clean i would highly recommend this to anyone visiting mantua
a wonderful apartment beautifully equipped and clean
the place was spotless and felt like a real home
annateresa and enzo were wonderful hosts
annateresa is a great host
annateresa was a wonderfully welcoming and responsive host
annateresa was so warm and kind and made us feel at home
enzo and annateresa were fabulous hosts
location was perfect close but quiet
easily walking distance to everything
the appartment is really well located at 20 minute walk from the trainstation and close to the center
nice apartment in a great location
the location is perfect - just a minute walk from historical center
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4. Fully furnished flat in historical center (from USD 72)

This fully furnished flat is located in the historical center of Mantua on a quiet street very close to the main tourist sites. The bright and spacious apartment is on the first floor. It is composed of a living room, spacious kitchen with a small terrace, a dining room with a splendid view of the dome of the Basilica of St. Andrew, two bedrooms with two double beds, bathroom with shower.

Casa Sant'Agnese in Mantua City Centre
Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
77 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely spacious apartment with all amenities
it is huge with two really spacious bedrooms separate large cool living room and a spare room
the place is amazing incredible an enormous apartment in historical center
the beds were especially comfortable we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the apartment to friends
the apartment is clean and cozy
the flat is nice and clean
spacious clean beutiful apartment in the center of old town
nice and clean apartment in central mantua - comfortable beds and lots of light
sara is a wonderful host available when you need caring about your questions and requests to the detail
sara is the perfect host and the apartment is a home from home
great host who goes out of her way to make you welcome
sara is a lovely host and access was easy
sara is a lovely host who has considered all that you might need for a relaxing holiday
the location is perfect
great location and very well equipped
easy to get to from the station
perfect location for exploring mantova
well located you reach everything on foot in just few minutes pleasant walk from the flat
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5. Casa Adriana (from USD 68)

This studio apartment is located in the heart of Mantova in the historic center, within walking distance of the main monuments such as Duomo, Piazza Broletto, Ducal Palace, Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica of Sant'Andrea. The apartment is furnished in minimalist style and has a small internal balcony. The apartment, suitable for two people, has a double sofa bed, large contemporary kitchen, bathroom with tub/shower. For guests’ convenience, there are two bicycles located in the courtyard on the ground floor.

Casa Adriana ( Centro Storico )
Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
128 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was amazing and quiet enough to let it run during the night
the place was super clean and our check in worked perfectly
the apartment was well equipped with everything and very clean
place is sparkling clean and stilish decorated with all the needed ammenities
excellent location and a modern clean studio which uses a sofa bed
adriana's place was lovely very clean all the equipment were quite new and everything worked well
adriana was attentive and welcoming
adriana and manuele are incredible hosts and our staying was great
adriana and manuele were super hosts and i would highly recommend choosing this place
adriana and manuele were very welcoming friendly and ponctual
samanta was very nice and always responsive to our enquiries
ideal location for mantova
adriana’s place is ideal if you want to be at tre heart of the historical centre
the location couldn’t be better in mantova
very close to all key cultural attractions while providing a quiet place where to rest
the apartment is perfect in a great location next to the best places in the historical center
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6. Ground floor B&B in Mantova (from USD 58)

This ground-floor studio apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood that you enter through a lovely garden. The apartment is decorated with antique furniture and has a wooden beamed ceiling. The apartment can accommodate two to three people with its two beds, full bath, and kitchen. You can prepare your own breakfast, or your host can serve it.

B&B Piccola Mantova City - ground floor
Mantova, Lombardy, Italy
123 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet and comfortable in its own little garden courtyard
the cottage is very comfortable and a great location
fausto provided a nice breakfast every morning - coffee milk cornettos bread youghurt
the studio apartment was perfect for our stay
we had a great stay at the apartment of fausto
everything was clean and comfortable
clean spacious comfortable beds
the space was clean comfortable and spacious
the place was neat and clean and super quiet
fausto's place is nice clean and comfortable
the hosts were hospitable and the facilities were comfortable
fausto is a great host
they are really nice hosts and they can provide you good advice also for a dinner
fausto was a lovely host the apartment was lovely
fausto is a fantastic host: helpful friendly and welcoming
the location was excellent
the location is great - easy walking distance to all the sights
walk to the old town about 15 mins but very pleasant
it’s only an easy 10 -12 min walk from the station
the location is good to visit the town or anything else around
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7. Typical Italian flat in historic center

In the historic center of Mantova lies this typical Italian flat that has a private room for two people with a shared bathroom. The rental has no kitchen but has a microwave oven, refrigerator, and kettle. The owners provide a self-service Italian sweet breakfast. There is a shared living space with sofas, books, WiFi, radio, but no TV. Just outside the apartment along the street, you will find bars, food shops, bakery, pharmacy, boutiques. A 24/7 supermarket is just a five-minute walk away. Major historical sites such as St. Andrea church, Palazzo Te, and Palazzo Ducale are also minutes away. The train station is a 15-minute walk. If you arrive by car, there is parking available on the street for 10 euros a day, or there is a free public parking in Plazza Anconetta.

B&B LaVentana, Mantova downtown
Mantova, Lombardy, Italy
238 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was very comfortable and the breakfast was generous and assorted
the room is comfortable
i booked a room for my friend and he had a wondering time staying at b&b laventana mantova
check-in was a breeze and the room is really nice and spacious
as advertised it's a very basic room and establishment but perfect value
charming and very clean place
otherwise everything was clean
the house is big clean and silent
the accomodation is spacious clean and quiet
the room was so big and clean
anna is a really nice host
anna was a wonderful host
anna was a great host
anna and max were gracious hosts
anna and max are very nice hosts
the location is ideal within walking distance of everything
good location and nice breakfast
the location is very good only a few minutes walk from the centre
the location is good: it is like 10 minutes walking to reach the heart of mantova
i really liked mantua and i thought the location of the room was ideal
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8. Ground floor, en suite apartment in manor house

In the center of Mantua is this ground floor, private room located inside a manor house. The colorful, en suite room is like a mini studio with double bed, built-in closet, bookshelves, private bathroom, kettle for coffee or tea, small refrigerator stocked with yogurt and chocolate cake made by the hosts. The apartment is very close to the city center. If you’d like to explore the city on bicycles, there are two available for guests.

very close to city center, colorful and cosy
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
144 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
best airbnb ever the room is like a mini studio with a super comfortable bed and very clean bathroom
the room is clean and colourful and it has its own ensuite
great location and very clean apartment
awesome location—on foot or bike was perfect
great place for short vacation in mantova
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9. Casa Matilde

Located in a quiet residential area in the center of Mantova is this recently renovated, two bedroom modern apartment on two levels. The building dates from the 15th century and while the furnishings and fixtures are contemporary, the apartment has retained some of the 15th century aesthetics such as coffered frescoe ceilings on main level and and brick ceilings on lower level. The main floor has an open floor plan with living, dining areas, gourmet kitchen and half bath. On the lower level are the two bedrooms with double beds, one with an ensuite bathroom (toilet, sink, and tub with hand-held sprayer), and the other without a bathroom. There is a partial bathroom, (sink and shower only). All rooms have air conditioning, underfloor heating and a forced ventilation system which allows the re-circulation and purification of air every 24 hours. There is limited parking next to the house.

Casa Matilde
43 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds

10. Panoramic 12th-floor apartment

Wake up to city views in this renovated, modernized bright apartment in a prime location near Palazzo del Te. The one-bedroom, one-bath apartment has a fully equipped kitchen. The bedroom has a double bed and the tiled bathroom has a walk-in shower. From the apartment, you can travel on foot to all major points of interest. Palazzo del Te is just a two-minute walk away; Casa del Mantegna and Palazzo San Sebastiano can both be reached in five minutes while the historic center is just a 10-minute walk away. Parking is available next to the building.

Appartamento panoramico
Mantova, Lombardia, Italy
103 reviews
Entire condominium 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedroom also has a fan
nice cozy place with an awesome view of city
he had taken care of adding extra amenities like a dining table prepared with several local breakfast options
nice amenities around the apartment for shopping and transport
the apartment was clean and we had what we needed
ida s place is great for exploring city;nice cozy clean with breakfast on the table;moca for coffee ready
they were very helpful
filippo was a wonderful host
great place very nice and even nicer host
ida's apartment was lovely and her friend was very helpful in welcoming us there
ida and felipe oh were great hosts
this is a very cute apartment in a convenient location
great location for the palazzo te
i definitely recommend this location
the location is nice and an easy walk to the centre
ida's place was quiet close to the railway station and comfortable
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Mantova, a Medieval sleeping beauty

A visit to Mantova is as close to experiencing what living in a Medieval Italian town would have been like. Isolated for centuries, there are no tourist crowds, no overabundance of churches and museums that would take time away from simply enjoying the jewel that Mantova is. Because Mantova is a place where time has stood still, there are many accommodations available in 15th and 16th century houses and palazzi where you can enjoy all the modern comforts in historic surroundings.

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