The lakes of Mantua

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

A stroll on the paths along the lakes of Mantua.

The splendour of the three lakes of Mantua can be enjoyed by visitors all year round, both on foot and by bike.

From the banks of Lago Superiore, the Ducal Palace shows the bell tower of Santa Barbara, built by Bertani.

On mistier days, the unique beauty of the expanse of the lakes is suffused with a tranquil charm.

The labyrinth of branches conceals landscapes further afield.

The whole course of the Mincio is protected by its park, a major ecological reserve home to a range of animal and plant species.

Virgil, the Eclogues: "for as long you remain in Mantua, Varo, the swans shall raise your name to the stars with their sweet song".

Although they have been changed and lessened by the impact of man over the centuries, the three lakes that encircle the city are still extensive.

The utmost attention and care must be paid to preserve the extraordinary environmental riches that nature has bestowed upon us.

Virgil, Eclogues 1: "You, Tityrus, lying under the canopy of a spreading beech, wooing the woodland muse on slender reed, but we are leaving the country's bounds and sweet fields. We are outcasts from our country; you, Tityrus, at ease beneath the shade, teach the woods to re-echo fair Amaryllis" (Translation by H.R. Fairclough).

Credits: Story

Ideato e promosso da / Founded and Promoted by:
Mattia Palazzi (Sindaco del Comune di Mantova)
con Lorenza Baroncelli (Assessore alla rigenerazione urbana e del territorio, marketing urbano, progetti e relazioni internazionali del Comune di Mantova)

Coordinamento Scientifico / Scientific Coordinator:
Sebastiano Sali

Curatore testi e immagini / Superintendent texts and images:
Giovanni Pasetti

Foto di / Photo by:
Nathàlia Bariani

Redazione/ Editors:
Erica Beccalossi
Sara Crimella
Carlotta Depalmas
Veronica Zirelli

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