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Corridors of power

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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