City of Sabbioneta

Unesco city heritage since 2008, the city of Sabbioneta, in the Lombardy region, is located about 30 km from the capital of Mantua. A flourishing residence of the Gonzagas, like the nearby town of Casalmaggiore, Sabbioneta fascinates visitors through the streets and cultivated fields that recall the landscapes of nearby Emilia Romagna. Arrived in the city it will be possible to appreciate the walls and the defensive structures that refer to the ancient city-fortress as it was considered for centuries the city of Sabbioneta. And the imprint of the noble Gonzaga dynasty is still present in the city: from the geometric cut of the streets to the aesthetics of the facades of the palaces, such as Palazzo Giardino and the Galleria degli Antichi (Corridor Grande). The glorious Gonzaga family is also responsible for the construction of the small neoclassical synagogue and the magnificent Teatro all'Antica. Do not miss a visit to the Doge's Palace, also called "Palazzo Grande", which for decades was the residence of the Sabbioneta family and later transformed into a representative building of the city. The Church of the Beata Vergine Incoronata is also worth a visit, famous for being the burial place of Vespasiano Gonzaga but also the Teatro all'Antica, a modern theater project built in 1588.

How to reach Sabbioneta

The town of Sabbioneta is well connected to the main towns of the province and is easily reachable by car from the towns of Mantua and Cremona.


To reach Sabbioneta it is necessary to take the A22 motorway ("Del Brennero") exit of Mantova. Continue in the direction of Parma through the A1 motorway. At the exit follow the signs for Cremona. From Cremona continue towards Casalmaggiore until reaching the municipality of Sabbioneta.


From the cities of Mantua and Parma it is possible to reach the center of Sabbioneta with the buses of the APAM company. The estimated travel time to reach both cities is approximately 60 minutes.


The town of Sabbioneta does not have a city train station. Therefore, there are no direct connections with the cities of Milan, Mantua and Cremona. The nearest station is Casalmaggiore (about 6 km from Sabbioneta), which guarantees direct connections with the city of Mantua.