Mantua: one of the 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go!
In the beginning was Goethe, and Goethe was travelling, and Goethe was travelling in Italy... then Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda arrived. The girls are now around, travelling all around the world, and - sure - they are using this guidebook: "100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go" by Susan Van Allen. Hundreds of tips for women (and, why not, for men too, because Mr Big could be with them). Among this 100 must-to-see, Susan Van Allen suggests also the Ducal Palace of Mantua, and mostly the Isabella d'Este's private rooms:
"Of all the 500 rooms in the humongous Palazzo Ducale, the two teeniest, hidden away on the ground floor, are the most enchanting. They are the grotta and the studiolo of Isabella d’Este, aka First Lady of the Renaissance. Here’s where she’d come to leave the world behind and read the classics, play her lute, or have her friends over to marvel over the paintings, antiques, and gems she’d collected..."
When planning to pay a visit to Isabella's rooms, please be aware that they are not included in the usual visitor's route within the Ducal Palace of Mantua. Visitors wishing to see them may have to ask for special permission to see them. We will be happy to help you in getting this permission.
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