Mantova is situated in Northern Italy, within the region of Lombardy. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Mantova will find that the city boasts a great variety of self catering accommodation. There are smaller studio apartments for those on a more restrictive budget and character townhouses for those looking for more space. Those holidaymakers with a more generous budget will find a good choice of villas with pools available for rental in Mantova and the surrounding countryside.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Mantova are drawn by the city’s extensive history and long connections with opera. This is reflected in the fact that much of the city has been designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travellers with a great passion for all things cultural and historical are drawn by Mantova’s wealth of architecturally diverse buildings and landmarks, including the 16th century Palazzo Te and the Palazzo Ducale. The baroque style Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga is famous for its integral frescoes, designed by Frans Geffels.
Tourists enjoying their holidays in Mantova, who are looking for a break from the city’s somewhat overwhelming amount of cultural attractions, may wish to explore the stunning countryside which surrounds the city. They may wish to bathe or enjoy a cruise in one of the three lakes to be found just outside the city. Lago Superiore, Lago Inferiore and Lagi di Mezzo and the surrounding parks are popular escapes for locals and visitors enjoying their holidays in Mantova alike. The lakes are actually man-made, first constructed back in the 12th century. The more energetic tourists may alternatively wish to follow one of the hiking trails, to be found criss-crossing the plains and rolling hills of the Lombardy region.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Mantova will discover that the southern part of the Lombardy region experiences a Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and reasonably dry, with temperatures easily reaching the high 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler and wetter, temperatures varying around the low-teens. The average annual rainfall for the region is around 15 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Mantova will first fly to the nearest international airport, Verona -Villafranca (VRN). There are a number of airlines operating regular and affordable flights to Verona-Villafranca airport, including British Airways, Ryanair, Flybe and BMI Baby. These flights depart from several UK airports, including London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN) and Southampton(SOU).