Province of Mantua

Between crystal-clear lakes and snow-covered peaks, passing through streams, streams and pristine forest expanses. It is the province of Mantua, in the Lombardy region, one of the most renowned destinations in the region and that extends between Lake Garda and the Mincio Regional Park: among vast cultivations of rice, pumpkin and vines. In fact, the territory of the province alternates flat areas with steep hillsides, which extend, entirely crossed by the Po, from the large Lake of Garda to the Po Valley. And it is precisely the presence of numerous watercourses one of the main characteristics of the Mantuan territory. There are in fact numerous natural basins such as the river Po, the Secchia and the Tione. And there are also hilly areas and lakes of extraordinary beauty. In fact, around the city of Mantua and in the nearby towns of Colline Moreniche and Cavriana, the Minicio river has created several delicious lakes (Lake Paiolo, Lake Superior, Lake Mezzo and Lake Inferiore), which seem to make the territory of the province "Entirely immersed in their own waters". But the province of Mantua is not only uncontaminated nature and snowy Alpine peaks. There are in fact numerous tourist attractions for adults and children: hiking, climbing, horseback riding, hang-gliding flights in one of the many parks in the area and the opportunity to cross the great Lake Garda on board of comfortable boats, are just some of the attractions provided in the enchanting province of Mantua. The territory of the province includes 68 municipalities in total: among the main the homonymous provincial capital but also the town of Castiglione dello Stiviere, on the moraine hills and the municipality of Suzzara, among the most populous of the province. On the characteristics of the territory, the province of Mantua has a total area of about 2 thousand km² and borders to the north-east with the province of Verona, to the south with Emilia Romagna and to the west with the province of Brescia.

Palazzo Ducale - Mantova

Palazzo Ducale - Mantova (Source: Jon Shave - CC BY 2.0)

How to reach the province of Mantua

By car

Numerous and functional are the motorway arteries and the ring roads present in the province of Mantua, which connect the provincial capital and the main localities with the nearby cities of Milan, Brescia and Verona in Lombardy but also with the localities of Italy as Modena , Turin, Venice, Rome and Florence. Between the main highways and the main road arteries that cross the territory of Mantua the famous Autostrada A22 ("Autostrada del Brennero"), which leads from the Austrian border to the city of Modena and the SS12 national road ("Dell'Abetone" ), which leads from the border with the Brenner to Tuscany. It is good to remember that the main localities in Lombardy as the capital of Mantua established the ZTL within its historical center. To avoid long waits in the access gates for cars there are several parking lots for public transportation (Viale Minicio and Piazza Virgiliana), or through the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by Bravodriver.com , which will allow you to to comfortably reach the province of Mantua by car with profiled drivers and vehicles suitable to meet every need.

By plane

The province of Mantua does not have a stopover in its territory but is in any case served, a short distance away, from the international airport "Valerio Catullo" of Verona-Villafranca, about 33 km. Greater, however, the distance with the Milan-Linate (about 150 km) and Bergamo "Orio al Serio" (about 120 km). To reach the airport of "Valerio Catullo" of Verona from the province of Mantova is recommended the bus service managed by the partner ATV , which connects the airport with the station of Verona Porta-Nuova. From the Verona station there are many direct connections to the Mantua railway station (about 50 minutes).

By train or bus

The entire province of Mantua, located in a strategic position in the Lombardy region, is served by a dense railway network that offers regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international connections, even with "high-speed" routes ". The main hub lies in the capital: from Mantua, in fact, depart daily from Piazza Don Leoni managed by Trenitalia that connect the provincial capital with the stations of Milan-Central (about 90 minutes) and Cremona (about 40 minutes).) To find timetables, destinations and fares, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport company, where it will also be possible to buy the ticket. To reach the province of Mantua by bus, it is possible to use the transport service offered by many private companies of extra-urban buses. Most of the buses that depart service and arrive from the bus station of Mantova (in front of the train station of Piazza Don Leoni). From the bus station the APAM company offers connections with all the localities of the province and with the main cities in Lombardy such as Milan and Brescia.

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