The House of Gonzaga ruled Mantua and close-by town from 1300 to 1700 AC. Renaissance found in Gonzagas strong supporters: the wealthy family sponsored architects and painters to decorate the region of Mantua with palaces, galleries and theaters among the most beautiful in Italy.
The Gallery of the Ancients (1584 AC), Sabbioneta
The covered market (1536 AC), Mantua
The equestrian staircase up to Mantegna’s Bridal chamber (1465 AC), Mantua
The Grand Corridor (1584 AC), Sabbioneta
Entrance to Gonzaga’s ducal palace (1328 AC), Mantua
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Old and new blend in the Middle-age squares of the city of Mantua (Italy). Click each picture to zoom in.
No dark nights in the city of Turin.
Pictures shot through the city center. Click to enlarge.
No need for umbrella walking through the city of Turin (Italy). The (at least) 23,000-step-long system of arcades will let you explore the old city in full relax.
Pictures shot in Turin along the arcades of Po and Roma streets. Click to enlarge.
Pictures of the track network of Zurich main station . Click to enlarge.
Zurich city cornered by the train track network of Zurich main station. Click to enlarge
Variety of bouquets with bokeh offered by the botanical garden of Zurich, Click to enlarge.