This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

Discover the splendour of Mantua, Italy’s hidden jewel

“The most romantic city in the world; pregnant with the memory of splendour,” said novelist Aldous Huxley in 1929, and Charles Barber from Sapienza Travel agrees…
Image © iStock

The small city of Mantua lies on the Lombard plain surrounded by three artificial lakes formed using the waters of the River Mincio to act as the city’s defence system in the 12th century. Up until the 18th century, there were four lakes, but the last one has dried up. Today, the city remains largely unchanged by time. Over the past 500 years, the population has grown only slightly; now hovering around 48,000.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Italia! - Jul-18
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Jul-18
$3.99
Or 399 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.67 per issue
SAVE
33%
$31.99
Or 3199 points

View Issues

About Italia!

Making the most of the Italian summer is what the magazine is all about this month, with a zesty mix of inspiring features and beautiful photography to transport you to your favourite destinations.