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Piazza Ducale, Sabbioneta

Sabbioneta is a small town in Mantova (province). Despite being small, Sabbioneta shares the same position at of the UNESCO World Heritage List with Mantua (Mantua and Sabbioneta).


A town rich with Renaissance architecture. It was founded in the late 16th century and built according on the principles of the humanistic ideal city of that time.

  • 1 [dead link] Associazione Pro Loco (Tourism Office), Piazza d'Armi, 1 (Palazzo Giardino), +39 0375 52039. Apr-Oct Tu-F 09:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 18:00, Sa-Su 09:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 18:30; Nov-Mar Tu-F 09:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 17:00, Sa-Su 09:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 17:30.

Get in[edit]

  • bus #17 (17S on Sundays). From Mantua 1 bus station at viale Risorgimento 45
  • bus #2812. An occasional bus from 2 stop V.Matteotti at Casalmaggiore – the nearest train station.

Get around[edit]


Tourism Office sells all tickets to the monuments of the town: combined tickets to Palazzo Giardino/Galleria, Teatro all’Antica, Palazzo Ducale, Sinagoga cost €12, there is also a separate ticket to Chiesa della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Mausoleo di Vespasiano Gonzaga (€2)

Chiesa di San Rocco
Piazza San Rocco
Palazzo del Giardino
Teatro all'Antica
  • 1 Chiesa dell'Incoronata, Via dell'Incoronata. It is also a mausoleum of Vespasiano Gonzaga, a founder of the town
  • 2 Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Ducale. (now the Town Hall) with Galleria degli Antenati
  • 3 Palazzo del Giardino, Piazza d'Armi 1. and Galleria degli Antichi
  • 4 Teatro all'Antica (Teatro Olimpico).
  • 5 Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza Ducale.
  • 6 Porta Vittoria.
  • 7 Porta Imperiale.







Go next[edit]

  • Mantua -- Sabbioneta's big brother in UNESCO World's Heritage List
  • Cremona
  • Parma -- bus #2812 will bring your there
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