Mantua is a Po River cruise port and town in Italy's Lombardia (Lombardy region) with population around 50,000. The town is surrounded by artificial (12th-century) lakes created for defense purposes. The lakes (lago) are filled by Mincio River (Po River tributary) which flows from Lake Garda and empties into Adriatic Sea.
Mantova is linked via two highways - A4 (Milan-Venice) and A22 (Brennero-Modena) and two railways (Milan-Codogno-Cremona-Mantua, Verona-Mantua-Modena, and Rome-Mantova). The closest international airport is in Verona (Villafranca Airport).
As cruise port, Mantua was included in the 2020 schedule of one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope. Next table shows Michelangelo ship's 6-day itinerary between homeports Mantua and Venice, with prices from ~USD 1300 per person (double occupancy).
|Date / Time||Port|
|30 May 18:00 / 31 May / 01 Jun 05:30 / 01 Jun 08:00 (overnight)||Departing from Mantua, Italy|
|01 Jun 12:30||Torretta-Legnago, Italy|
|01 Jun 20:00 / 02 Jun 08:00 (overnight)||Rovigo, Italy|
|02 Jun 13:30 / 02 Jun 20:00 / 03 Jun 08:30 (overnight)||Porto Viro, Italy|
|03 Jun 11:00||Chioggia, Italy|
|03 Jun 16:00 / 04 Jun / 05 Jun 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Venice, Italy|
The Duchy of Mantua (1530-1708) was created by Federico II Gonzaga (1500-1540) - ruler of Mantua appointed as Duke in 1530 by Charles V (1500-1558 - Holy Roman Emperor, King of Spain, Archduke of Austria and ruler of Habsburg Netherlands).
Matua's best-known attraction - Palazzo del Te (Renaissance-style palace) - was built in the period 1524-34. Town's other popular landmarks include Palazzo Ducale (Gonzaga family residence - castles with courtyards and gardens), St Andrea Basilica (late-15th-century), Duomo (St Peter Cathedral), Rotonda di San Lorenzo, Bibiena Teatro (18th-century), San Sebastiano Church, Palazzo Vescovile (Bishops Palace), Palazzo degli Uberti, Palazzo d'Arco (now museum and painting gallery), Torre della Gabbia (Cage Tower), Palazzo del Podesta, Palazzo della Ragione (with Clock Tower), Palazzo Bonacolsi.
Port Mantua cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Mantua, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|30 July, 2020|
|2 August, 2020|
|4 August, 2020|
|11 August, 2020|
|14 August, 2020|
|16 August, 2020|
|27 August, 2020|