Unesco declared Mantua a World Heritage Site in 2007; it is a city that is rich in monuments: the Romanesque-style Cathedral combined with additional Gothic elements, Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Te and Mantegna’s home are just a few examples of the places of interest to visit in the city. The city is also famous from a culinary point of view: a type of cuisine that is not only associated with the land due to the local farming traditions, but which is also very rich and varied. Typical dishes include: agnolini, pumpkin ravioli, mostarda (spicy fruit preserve), various local cold cuts, Mantua-style risotto, and of course “el bissulan”, a leavened baked cake.


Mantua can be reached by car from the holiday farm in just over half an hour.