After being the Italian Capital of Culture in 2016, Mantua has been proclaimed the European City of Sport 2019.

The award is given annually, starting from 2001, by Aces, the Italian Delegation of Aces Europe (Federation of European Capitals and Cities of Sport) cities that stand out to support projects that spread the ethical principles of sport, the city was chosen as a good example of sport and as a tool to promote health, integration and education.

Among the scheduled events we find:

  1. SUNDAY 25 AUGUST Lago di Mezzo, Lower and Upper “Italian Championship for Couples with Electric Motor” – Fishing competition for Bass Fishing specialties Organized by: FIPSAS – Section of Mantova

  2. FROM THURSDAY 29 AUGUST TO SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER Po river “3rd non-competitive Downhill Rowing Mantova – Ferrara” – Tourist-sporting-cultural initiative with intermediate stages. Organized by: Consorzio Oltrepò Mantovano and Comune di Mantova

  3. SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER City of Mantova Equestrian Center “Social Equestrian Competition”. Organized by: ASD Centro Ippico Città di Mantova

  4. “Lombardy UISP Regional Motocross Championship” . Organized by: Mantovano Moto Club Tazio Nuvolari ASD – Motocross International Circuit City of Mantua SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

  5. FROM THURSDAY 19 TO SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER Piazza Sordello – Viale Te “29th Nuvolari Grand Prix” – Regularity race for historic cars. Organized by: Scuderia Mantova Corse ASD

  6. SATURDAY 21 AND SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER Palabam – Palazzo dello Sport “Mantua European Sport 2019 Tournament” – Volleyball Tournament reserved for Superlega teams (Trento, Modena, Milan and Verona). Organized by: Mantova Volleyball and FIPAV Mantova

  7. SATURDAY 21 AND SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER Palabam – Sports Palace “Mantua European City Sport 2019 Tournament” – Sittingvolley Tournament for the disabled. Organized by: FIPAV Mantova


  8. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd Cittadella district “European March for the City of Mantua” – Non-competitive walk. Organized by: FIASP Mantova Regional Committee Modena Reggio

  9. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd Lago di Mezzo, Inferiore and Superiore “Italian Championship for Couples by Vessel” – Fishing competition for Predatory specialties with Artificial Bait for Landing. Organized by: FIPSAS – Section of Mantova

  10. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th Piazza Sordello and Historic Center “Maratonina Città di Mantova – 25th edition” – Competitive sports event. Organized by: Quisport Mantova

  11. SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 Stadio del Rugby Parco del Mincio “9th Salami Trophy, salami and … oval ball” – Veterans Rugby Tournament. Organized by: ASD Senatori Virgiliani Old Rugby Club

  12. SUNDAY OCTOBER 13 Canoeing and cycling field “6 and 12 Km walk” – Nordic Walking around the lakes of Mantua with afternoon visit to the city. Organized by: Nordic Walking Mantova

  13. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th International Motocross Circuit City of Mantua “Two Hours for Couples” – Motocross Coupe Race. Organized by: Moto Club Mantovano Tazio Nuvolari ASD

  14. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17th Boni Gym “Judo Regional Championship Italian Sports Center”. Organized by: CSI Mantova Committee

  15. SATURDAY 7 AND SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER Palabam – Sports Palace “Artistic Gymnastics Gala” – International Festival. Organized by: FGI Mantua and Airone Gymnastics

  16. SATURDAY 21 AND SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER Alpe di Pampeago “5 ^ Città di Mantova Trophy” – Interregional and national Giant races. Organized by: Ski CAI Mantova and Sportime Mantova

  17. FRIDAY DECEMBER 27th Boni Gymnasium “City of Mantua Trophy” – National Youth Volleyball Tournament. Organized by: Mantova Volleyball and FIPAV Mantua