Earthquake: damages in the Ducal Palace of Mantua

May 20th 2012 - Earthquake in Northern Italy: the Ducal Palace of Mantua has been damaged. About 40 centimeters squared (16 inches squared) with frescoes and stucco have been destroyed in the Gallery of the Marbles (aka Gallery of the Months). Mantegna's frescoes are unscathed. Many cracked ceilings and many horizontal cracks, mostly in the New Court.
The Museum is closed indefinitely.
Palazzo Te is unhurt, and open as usual.

A third of the Ducal Palace is now reopened: discover more reading this post.
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