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Ducal Palace of Mantua
It is one of the largest and most articulated Italian architectural complexes in which a state museum is located. The palace was the residence of the Gonzaga family from 1328 to 1707 and is built by incorporating a core of existing buildings into the court.
Since 1308 it was the official residence of the lords of Mantua, the Bonacolsi, and therefore the main residence of the Gonzaga, gentlemen, marquis and finally dukes of the virgilian city.
He hosted the dominant Gonzaga of time, his wife, the legitimate son of the eldest son, and the other legitimate sons to older age as well as the important guests.
It assumed the name of the Royal Palace during Austrian domination from the time of reigning Maria Teresa of Austria.
It is perhaps fairer to speak of a city-palace, as the architectural complex is made up of several buildings connected by corridors and tunnels, and enriched by internal courtyards, some hanging laths, and vast gardens. The Gonzaga palace, by extension of the roofs, is the second in Europe alone beyond the Vatican.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13088 W: 132 N: 26503] (158427)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2017-07-09
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-08-10 5:29
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