Mantova with children, extraordinary to say the least! Every weekend is an opportunity to take advantage of to know a piece more of our beautiful Italy. An idea for a trip out of town is Mantova in Lombardy, one of the most beautiful cities in the north and close to Lake Garda with its theme parks. To organize a rich weekend, I suggest you combine the visit to Mantua with a visit to the Parco Giardino Sigurtà (a botanical garden and natural park where you can see more than 300 species of tulips and many other species), or to nearby Verona which is only a few kilometers. Declared a World Heritage Site, Mantua is a true museum city, in fact containing within its walls the history of the Gonzagas, one of the most famous historical families in Italy. The historic center enclosed, almost completely pedestrian, easily passable even by those traveling with small children with the stroller, rich not only cultural attractions but also small traditional shops, where to buy some memories to take home.
Things to see in Mantua Mantova
things to see Piazza Sordello, the main square, square, very extensive, collection point for those who want to visit this city. From here start the numerous guided tours to discover the history of the Gonzagas, also in Piazza Sordello are located two of the main cultural attractions, the Palazzo Ducale and the Castle of San Giorgio. Palazzo Ducale, old residence of the Gonzagas, well preserved, it is possible to visit it with a guided tour. The tour lasts a couple of hours, generally the guides are very good at entertaining children during the visit. You can see the ancient rooms of the Palace, around 500, with the original furnishings, the immense corridors, the courtyards and the hanging gardens.
In Verona with the children We know it: it is the city of love, but Verona can be an ideal destination to spend even a weekend with children. Super fun in family format, practically.
Do not you believe it? Well, read below. And you’ll discover that Juliet’s balcony is not just for hanging the lock of the lovers (teen) at the gate. Already.
There are at least 5 other basic things to do with children. Enjoy! 1 Play centurions at the arena We know it: it is the city of love, but Verona can be an ideal destination to spend even a weekend with children. Super fun in family format, practically. Do not you believe it? Well, read below. And you’ll discover that Juliet’s balcony is not just for hanging the lock of the lovers (teen) at the gate. Already. There are at least 5 other basic things to do with children. Enjoy! 1 Play centurions at the arena Iconic place, of course. The Roman amphitheater in Piazza Bra is still a magical place: a visit imagining a centurion on a dam will make your sons sons of happy children. Little girls? Well, if you go to the city in July know that 17 is held the Roberto Bolle and Friends, a highly anticipated show on the tips of the Italian étoile: and if your daughter dreams of being a dancer you know how much she would like to see him on stage. Live. 2 Or: become Alice in Wonderland at the Giardino Giusti Yes, mark it: here there is a green labyrinth like that of the Queen of Hearts and whoever enters loves getting lost inside as happens to Alice in Wonderland. Only this is the fairy garden Giusti built in the 1400s a little ‘Italian and a little’ English on a series of terraces that converge in a lookout with spectacular views of the city. There is also an avenue of cypresses that climbs up to a stalactite cave. 3 Discover vintage wonders at the antiques market If you plan a weekend in the city choose the first Sunday of the month: in the San Zeno district, between Piazza San Zeno, Piazza Corrubbio, Piazza Pozza, Via San Procolo, Via Lenotti and Via Porta San Zeno is held the richest and most curious and spectacular market of the North East Antiques Until October it is open from 8 to 18, it has over 200 exhibitors and objects of modernism, vinyl, vintage clothes. In addition to wonderful fire trucks and toys with which, probably, you played just you. 4 Imagine the first kiss from the balcony of Romeo and Juliet.
Otherwise a declaration of love à la William Shakespeare, but with a sparkling finish. Obvious. It will also be taken for granted, but the girls get excited every time they happen under the famous balcony where, even Leonardo Di Caprio in 1996, was moved in the rock movie version of the tragedy by Baz Luhrmann. Do you remember?
Here, now the little ones can send love letters from the computer they find in the museum. 5 Pamper yourself with sweets / sighs / ice creams Tradition has it that the women give away the Sighs of Romeo, the men and the Baci di Giulietta: these are biscuits filled with chocolate to try on the spot (see the historic pastry shop Flego, via Stella 13) or get wrapped to take home.
Children will love them. As they will love the chocolate ice cream of Zeno, a must for those who are fond of cocoa here treated and used masterfully in many dozens of ways.