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Mantova Libri Mappe Stampe is held in Mantua

in the cloister of the MUSEUM FRANCESCO GONZAGA - Piazza Virgiliana, 55


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Saturday from 10:00 to 18:30 - Sunday from 9:30 to 13:00

For traders only: early opening on Friday from 15:00 to 18:30

In the historic center, just 400 meters from Piazza Sordello and the main cultural attractions of the city, the Diocesan Museum can be reached by car without passing through the restricted traffic zone (ZTL).

From the A22 Modena / Brennero motorway
Exit at MANTOVA NORD - San Giorgio di Mantova. Follow the signs to the city center (5 km).
At the entrance of the city, immediately after crossing the lakes, at the roundabout turn to the first exit on the right and after a few meters take Via S. Giorgio (on the left). Follow the road to Piazza Sordello (a few hundred meters); turn right alongside the Duomo and take Via Cairoli until you reach Piazza Virgiliana.
The Museum is on the left. Paid parking available in Piazza Virgiliana.

To avoid entering the city by car, you can use the free parking "Campo Canoa" which is located at the entrance of the city, just outside the belt of lakes, at the beginning of the San Giorgio bridge (approx. 4 km away from the Museum).
It is connected to the historic center by a free shuttle service. Arrival in Piazza Sordello; runs every 15 minutes. 
Available every day from 7:00 to 21:00.
Train connections from the stations of Milan, Verona, Modena, Bologna, Padua, Ferrara, Pavia.
The station is just a few minutes' walk from the historic centre.
The “Valerio Catullo” Airport of Villafranca di Verona is approx. 40 km from Mantua.
A daily shuttle bus service connects the airport with Verona Porta Nuova station.
First rides in the morning from the station to the airport at 5:15, 6:10. Then every 20 minutes until 20:10 and every 40 minutes until 22:50.
First rides in the morning from the airport to the station at 5:35, 6:30. Then every 20 minutes until 20:30 and every 40 minutes until 23:10.
The bus is equipped to transport people with disabilities. For more info call +39 045.8095666

Rest areas equipped with drainage, toilets, and showers:
Area Sparafucile - via Legnano, 1/A - Mantua
Parco Paganini - via Fiera, 11 - Grazie di Curtatone

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The Francesco Gonzaga Museum


Piazza Virgiliana 55 - Mantua


Opening hours

From Wednesday to Friday h. 9.30 - 12.00; 15.00 - 17.30
Monday and Tuesday, only to groups by reservation

Saturday and Sunday by reservation only


Full price: € 10

Reduced price: € 6 for over 65, children from 14 to 18,

groups of at least 15 people.
Free: children and teenagers under 14.


Wheelchair accessible
Guided tours by reservation only


Visit the museum

Considered one of the major diocesan museums in Italy for the value and importance of the works it displays, the “Francesco Gonzaga” museum collects significant and precious works of art coming from the Cathedral, the Basilica Palatina of Santa Barbara, the diocesan territory and numerous private collections.
This museum is of international significance thanks to all the paintings, sculptures, jewellery, tapestries, illuminated books, ceramics, ivories, weapons and armour it houses - some of which are considered unique in the world.


The seat of the museum is the ancient Gothic monastery of S. Agnese (on the first floor).

The large internal cloister – under the loggias of which Mantova Libri Mappe Stampe takes place – dates back to 15th-16th century, while the neoclassical facade is the work of Paolo Pozzo (1795).


During the days of the event, visitors of Mantova Libri Mappe Stampe are entitled to a reduced ticket to visit the Museum’s collection.

Telephone reservation is required.



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"An exhibition-market dedicated to the unobtainable, the forgotten and therefore to possible discoveries. But above all an exhibition-market that made history because it was the first, back in 1975, to bring to Italy an event entirely dedicated to ancient and precious paper. "

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