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.
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 H00195Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
Top guest reviewsair con in room breakfast amenities and sunny terracethe studio apartment was spacious and bright with a balcony and a nice view over the gardenthe apartment is very nice with a lovely balcony overlooking the yard and gardenthe apartment was well-appointed with good furniture large windows and a beautiful view of the gardenwifi was great and bed was very comfortablethe apartment is clean light and quietthe bedsitting room and bathroom were spacious clean and brightthe space was well stocked comfortable clean and beautifulthe room clean and cozy has large windows and overlooks a beautiful gardenthe room is spacious and clean
Host:telma is a gracious hostnice room and a very nice hostshe was on time and helpful to show us in the flattheir restaurant recommendations were excellent and they were alway helpful and accommodatingtelma and mauro are superb hostsRead more reviewslocation perfect for sight seeingthe walk around the lakes is nicethe location is very good being a short walk both from the station and the city centrecomfortable place in a great locationnice place near the old city
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: CasaMantova, Lombardia, Italy
Top guest reviewsas it was very hot in mantova they provided up to an extra fan to help with the heatthe apartment is excellent and fully equippedthe place is exactly as described and the colorful and charmingly detailed apartment was perfect for our staythis is a great value option for a really comfortable and well equipped place to stay in mantuathe room is clean and well designedthe apartment is in good and clean conditioni liked very much their clean homeclean accommodation near the city centergreat location very clean and hosted by a communicative and helpful host
Host:thank you to host uszia mery met us at the apartment and was the best hostour host was reachable at any time of the day and was very helpfulgood communication with the ownercommunication was nice and very friendly both with valeria and zia mary who managed the check-inRead more reviewsnice flat good location and very close to palazzo telocation of the apartment is great toovaleria's place is really specialnice apartment close to mantova center clean and cozy
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 townMantova, Lombardia, Italy
Top guest reviewsthe internet wifi worked very wellthe apartment is beautiful and amenities are exceptionalthe best bed for sleepingthe apartment is well maintained the kitchen is very complete and the bed is goodwe greatly enjoyed our stay in this well-presented and ideally placed apartmentit was very clean and is a very comfortable place to stayit is scrupulously clean light and airy and very quietit was also extremely clean i would highly recommend this to anyone visiting mantuaa wonderful apartment beautifully equipped and cleanthe place was spotless and felt like a real home
Host:annateresa and enzo were wonderful hostsannateresa is a great hostannateresa was a wonderfully welcoming and responsive hostannateresa was so warm and kind and made us feel at homeenzo and annateresa were fabulous hostsRead more reviewslocation was perfect close but quieteasily walking distance to everythingthe appartment is really well located at 20 minute walk from the trainstation and close to the centernice apartment in a great locationthe location is perfect - just a minute walk from historical center
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 CentreMantova, Lombardia, Italy
Top guest reviewsa lovely spacious apartment with all amenitiesit is huge with two really spacious bedrooms separate large cool living room and a spare roomthe place is amazing incredible an enormous apartment in historical centerthe beds were especially comfortable we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the apartment to friendsthe apartment is clean and cozythe flat is nice and cleanspacious clean beutiful apartment in the center of old townnice and clean apartment in central mantua - comfortable beds and lots of light
Host:sara is a wonderful host available when you need caring about your questions and requests to the detailsara is the perfect host and the apartment is a home from homegreat host who goes out of her way to make you welcomesara is a lovely host and access was easysara is a lovely host who has considered all that you might need for a relaxing holidayRead more reviewsthe location is perfectgreat location and very well equippedeasy to get to from the stationperfect location for exploring mantovawell located you reach everything on foot in just few minutes pleasant walk from the flat
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
Top guest reviewsthe air conditioning was amazing and quiet enough to let it run during the nightthe place was super clean and our check in worked perfectlythe apartment was well equipped with everything and very cleanplace is sparkling clean and stilish decorated with all the needed ammenitiesexcellent location and a modern clean studio which uses a sofa bedadriana's place was lovely very clean all the equipment were quite new and everything worked well
Host:adriana was attentive and welcomingadriana and manuele are incredible hosts and our staying was greatadriana and manuele were super hosts and i would highly recommend choosing this placeadriana and manuele were very welcoming friendly and ponctualsamanta was very nice and always responsive to our enquiriesRead more reviewsideal location for mantovaadriana’s place is ideal if you want to be at tre heart of the historical centrethe location couldn’t be better in mantovavery close to all key cultural attractions while providing a quiet place where to restthe apartment is perfect in a great location next to the best places in the historical center
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 floorMantova, Lombardy, Italy
Top guest reviewsquiet and comfortable in its own little garden courtyardthe cottage is very comfortable and a great locationfausto provided a nice breakfast every morning - coffee milk cornettos bread youghurtthe studio apartment was perfect for our staywe had a great stay at the apartment of faustoeverything was clean and comfortableclean spacious comfortable bedsthe space was clean comfortable and spaciousthe place was neat and clean and super quietfausto's place is nice clean and comfortable
Host:the hosts were hospitable and the facilities were comfortablefausto is a great hostthey are really nice hosts and they can provide you good advice also for a dinnerfausto was a lovely host the apartment was lovelyfausto is a fantastic host: helpful friendly and welcomingRead more reviewsthe location was excellentthe location is great - easy walking distance to all the sightswalk to the old town about 15 mins but very pleasantit’s only an easy 10 -12 min walk from the stationthe location is good to visit the town or anything else around
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 downtownMantova, Lombardy, Italy
Top guest reviewsthe room was very comfortable and the breakfast was generous and assortedthe room is comfortablei booked a room for my friend and he had a wondering time staying at b&b laventana mantovacheck-in was a breeze and the room is really nice and spaciousas advertised it's a very basic room and establishment but perfect valuecharming and very clean placeotherwise everything was cleanthe house is big clean and silentthe accomodation is spacious clean and quietthe room was so big and clean
Host:anna is a really nice hostanna was a wonderful hostanna was a great hostanna and max were gracious hostsanna and max are very nice hostsRead more reviewsthe location is ideal within walking distance of everythinggood location and nice breakfastthe location is very good only a few minutes walk from the centrethe location is good: it is like 10 minutes walking to reach the heart of mantovai really liked mantua and i thought the location of the room was ideal
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 cosyMantua, Lombardy, Italy
Top guest reviewsbest airbnb ever the room is like a mini studio with a super comfortable bed and very clean bathroomthe room is clean and colourful and it has its own ensuitegreat location and very clean apartmentRead more reviewsawesome location—on foot or bike was perfectgreat place for short vacation in mantova
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.
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 panoramicoMantova, Lombardia, Italy
Top guest reviewsthe bedroom also has a fannice cozy place with an awesome view of cityhe had taken care of adding extra amenities like a dining table prepared with several local breakfast optionsnice amenities around the apartment for shopping and transportthe apartment was clean and we had what we neededida s place is great for exploring city;nice cozy clean with breakfast on the table;moca for coffee ready
Host:they were very helpfulfilippo was a wonderful hostgreat place very nice and even nicer hostida's apartment was lovely and her friend was very helpful in welcoming us thereida and felipe oh were great hostsRead more reviewsthis is a very cute apartment in a convenient locationgreat location for the palazzo tei definitely recommend this locationthe location is nice and an easy walk to the centreida's place was quiet close to the railway station and comfortable
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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