Mantua, the city of Virgil, Gonzaga Lords, Andrea Mantegna, is situated on the River Mincio, Milton’s “smooth-sliding Mincius, crowned with vocal reeds”.
You can consider one of the most important periods of the second millennium visiting Palazzo Ducale or Palazzo Te, St. Andrea Basilica, Medieval Town Hall and S. Lorenzo church, but there is much more to show you.
Since July 2008 Mantua and Sabbioneta are Unesco’s World Heritage and in Castiglione delle Stiviere, by San Martino and Solferino the International Red Cross Museum welcomes visitors from all over the Word.
Since 1999 Gabriella Toblini and Lucia Lusetti, “Blue Badge guides” for Mantua and all the Province work with other colleagues with great love for this town and respect for the Visitors.
To book a guide in Mantua, Sabbioneta, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Solferino, San Benedetto you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact directly
Lucia Lusetti email@example.com
or Gabriella Toblini firstname.lastname@example.org
We all hope you are considering the possibility of including Mantua and its territory in your itinerary, and we could plan a wonderful programme tailoring it to your interests!
Since 2010 Gabriella Toblini moved to Tuscany where she rents holiday units by Pontremoli. For further informations www.togaonline.com
A guide shares the same philosophy:
The guides know what scholars know and communicate it in a less academic and more natural way.
We lead and don’t mind repeating ourselves, we know that each time the same words may mean something different to the listeners, they may also have a different meaning for us because we believe in the importance of what we are doing. We, the guides, want them to feel that every time they come to visit us they will see new things that they have never seen before. We show the guests the beauty and wonder leaving a lasting memory, that makes our task worthwhile for all of us.
That is our secret:
We do not describe, we do not explain… we show, we tell, we involve!
Facsimile of a “Blue Badge” for Italian guides