Piazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
There are only 150 meters between the squares of Sordello and Erbe, but the square of herbs (delle Erbe) appeared only by the end of the XII century with the expansion of the city. Before that, this area was used for cattle grazing, hence the name. At the same time, the rotunda of San Lorenzo was built already in 1083 under Matilda of Canossa. The dominant feature of the square is the Palace of Reason, built around 1250. Its clock tower is at odds in height with the spire of the bell tower of the Basilica of Sant'Andrea, which stands sideways to the square. This creation by Leon Battista Alberti was highly appreciated in the Middle Ages because of the alleged presence of the precious blood of Christ in it.
Written 18 April 2024
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Alvah L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Who visits Mantua? This was a great public space, especially since there was a food festival going on. lots of activity, music and restaurants.
Written 8 June 2023
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Sofia T
Boston, MA50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We took a train from Verona to Mantua (47 minutes, every hour). First we walked to Palazzo Te which I highly recommend because of excellent frescoes. The we walked to the center of this rather small and quiet town. We arranged a private guide to visit palazzo Ducale. Palazzo consists of three main buildings and we would be lost on our own. They try to limit the amount of visitors in order to preserve the interior (especially in the Bridal Chamber), tickets are time stamped, We reserved ours in advance. The visit was interesting but a bit overwhelming and unfortunately the palazzo was ransacked centuries ago. The center of Mantua consists of three very pretty squares, otherwise we haven't noticed anything particularly interesting.
Written 5 June 2023
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fssutton1
Charleston, SC852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is the heart of Verona. Every major point of interest is close to this. Verona is a great town,full of things for the eyes and unlike a lot of Italian stops this one is clean with minimal beggars
Written 10 April 2023
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Spectacle64
Yorkshire, UK491 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Just like an Italian piazza should be. Bustling, full of restaurants. The heart of the city of Mantua.
Written 30 August 2022
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Kjellaug T
Sandnes, Norway327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Charming market place surrounded by old buildings. Ground is a bit difficult to walk on - round stones, which can get a bit slippery when wet - even with flat shoes.
Written 22 July 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This square is a true jewel, surrounded by old and historical buildings and palaces. It’s fantastic to stroll under the arcades and eat something in one of the numerous bars.
Written 24 January 2022
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wherewego.cityhideout
Zagreb, Croatia1,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Small charming Piazza that is close to everything in the city. We were there for a half an hour and always was busy with people
Written 30 September 2019
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Hangout there with my friends to rest and get an icecream. Classic Italian square with nice buildings and landmarks.
Written 26 September 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is perhaps even more the centre of Mantova than Piazza Sordello. There are a string of small eateries on both sides, including the lovely arcade at the back of the Basilica Sant' Andrea, plus the unusual church, Rotonda di San Lorenzo. A great place to sit in the sun, eat drink and be merry, and of course people watch.If you're a tourist in Mantova it will probably be the second place you'll head to after the Ducal Palace. Great spot.
Written 25 September 2019
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