Palazzo Te
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Palazzo Te è un edificio monumentale situato a Mantova. E' stato costruito tra il 1524 e il 1534 su commissione di Federico II Gonzaga, secondo un progetto di Giulio Romano, allievo prediletto di Raffaello. Oltre al complesso architettonico il maestro manierista è l'autore anche di tutto l'impianto decorativo del Palazzo. Oggi Museo civico della città, è anche sede della Fondazione di Palazzo Te, già Centro internazionale d'arte e di cultura di Palazzo Te dal 1990, istituzione che organizza mostre d'arte antica e moderna ed eventi culturali.
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  • exiledblue
    Rovellasca, Italy536 contributions
    Beautiful Frescoes
    We went early and there was no waiting we went straight in. It is beautiful but somehow I was expecting a bit more. So many beautiful rooms but Sala di Giganti with its ancient graffiti was my favourite. The square and garden give a real tranquil feeling. Didnt think much of the app you can download.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 May 2023
  • ilMatte
    Italy137 contributions
    the guide quality is important
    stunning place needs to get into with a guide, otherwise you miss a lot of things and can't discover hidden clues. choose a good one, our was to hurry and we did the visit on just one hour. that's honestly a small rush
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • travelgirl108
    New York City, New York45 contributions
    Mannerist icon
    Palazzo Te was a bucket list item for me and did not disappoint. If you are unfamiliar with Giulio Romano’s work it would be worthwhile to read up on him and on the palazzo before your visit in order to get the most out of it. Make sure not to miss the grotto and secret garden at the far end of the courtyard on the left.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • nw05250
    London, United Kingdom457 contributions
    Go now. Simply stunning.
    Go now. Stunning. Smaller and more intimate than the Palazzo Ducale making it easier to get everything in. But for the 3 groups of school children on a tour the rooms were basically empty making for comfortable viewing of the many great art pieces on offer.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
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nw05250
London, UK457 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Go now. Stunning. Smaller and more intimate than the Palazzo Ducale making it easier to get everything in. But for the 3 groups of school children on a tour the rooms were basically empty making for comfortable viewing of the many great art pieces on offer.
Written 29 October 2023
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travelgirl108
New York City, NY45 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Palazzo Te was a bucket list item for me and did not disappoint. If you are unfamiliar with Giulio Romano’s work it would be worthwhile to read up on him and on the palazzo before your visit in order to get the most out of it. Make sure not to miss the grotto and secret garden at the far end of the courtyard on the left.
Written 9 October 2023
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ilMatte
Italy137 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
stunning place
needs to get into with a guide, otherwise you miss a lot of things and can't discover hidden clues.
choose a good one, our was to hurry and we did the visit on just one hour. that's honestly a small rush
Written 14 August 2023
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy536 contributions
May 2023
We went early and there was no waiting we went straight in. It is beautiful but somehow I was expecting a bit more. So many beautiful rooms but Sala di Giganti with its ancient graffiti was my favourite. The square and garden give a real tranquil feeling. Didnt think much of the app you can download.
Written 7 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Andrea Levoni
Maranello, Italy237 contributions
Jan 2022
Palazzo Te is a Renaissance villa located in the southern area of of Mantua. Built between 1524 and 1534 on commission of the Marquis of Mantua Federico II Gonzaga,

Its 12 rooms are literally covered with art, each room is different from the other.
Written 8 November 2022
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Spectacle64
Yorkshire, UK440 contributions
Jul 2022
A little sterile as a property but the murals are breath taking. Take time to really study them - so much detail.
Written 30 August 2022
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Scott J
London, UK151 contributions
Jul 2022
Overrated and unnecessary especially if you've been to Palazzo Ducale on the other side of town which if I had to choose would be the one of these two I would visit. It's not as if there is nothing worthwhile to see here (quite the contrary) it's just that unlike other "palaces" the rooms are so similar it can get quite monotonous quite quickly even if you occasionally stumble upon something special.
Written 5 August 2022
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Kjellaug T
Sandnes, Norway266 contributions
Jun 2022
Impressive palace and impressive gardens. Art from ceiling to the floor. Just amazing. Spent quite some time here, and worth every minute.
Written 22 July 2022
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burkongla
Skien, Norway108 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We were not really sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised and amazed by the beautiful art and interiors of the palazzo. Also they had a nice little exhibition of Egyptian artifacts. Don't miss this when visiting Mantova.
Written 23 April 2022
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JJJC_Family
Virginia808 contributions
Oct 2021
I will make this short and sweet, very sweet. Go. Some excellent rooms here, including the amazing and unique Sala dei Giganti (Room of the Giants). Aside from being simply magnificent artwork and wonderfully creative, it’s one huge painting that wraps from the ceiling onto the walls. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. I could go back to Mantua just to see this room. That is how good it is. When I had first seen a brief video segment on a CD of Italy we had purchased years ago, I had heard of Mantua, but knew nothing about it. After I saw this brief video, I was intrigued and thinking I would like to see Mantua. After doing some research, I was certain I wanted to visit it. It was included in the planning phases of several trips, but did not make the final cut. This time it did. And Palazzo Te is one of the reasons why it had to be seen. And of course, the marvelous Palazzo Ducale/Castello San Giorgio complex. Not to mention the basilica and other delights. Just another one of those Italian cities that would be one of the top two or three places to visit in most other countries. In Italy, it probably waits for a third or fourth or even fifth trip to be included and most people will never get there and won’t even know what they missed. What a shame.
Written 10 January 2022
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