Mantua wine and flavor route

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In addition to art, the Mantua territory is famous for its gastronomy and local produce, primarily grapes, together with pears, melons, onions and cereals.  Here the wine-growing tradition is expressed at its best thanks to the conformation of the land, the exposure to sunlight and the mild climate.

A journey through the nature and culture of the Mantua area must also take into consideration the significant influence given to this land by the Gonzaga’s, who combined the pleasures of pomp and pageantry to those of taste.  


The Mantua Wine and Flavor Route begins from the Morainic Hills, with the Mincio River that runs through these gentle hills that look over Lake Garda and goes to Bande, a small district of Cavriana, the town where Virgil was born and where Villa Mirra Siliprandi, one of the favorite homes of the Gonzaga family, is located and now hosts the Aloto Mantovano Archaeological Museum.

The Wine and Flavor route winds for about 300 kilometers and runs through 41 towns, including Solferino, where a visit to the Risorgimento Museum is a must, Castiglione delle Striviere, the city of Saint Louis of Gonzaga, Volta Mantovana, that deserves a stop to see the two homes of the Gonzaga Family,  Castellaro Lagusello with its natural reserve, and Mantua. South of the Po river, on the other hand, a visit should be made to San Benedetto Po and its monastic complex of Polironiano, Gonzaga and Poggio Rustico; southwest of the province,  Sabbioneta, UNESCO heritage and Viadana, land of Lambrusco and melon.

The protagonists of the route are the rich gastronomy and local produce, primarily grapes, together with pears, melons, onions and cereals.  Here the wine-growing tradition is expressed at its best thanks to the conformation of the land, the exposure to sunlight and the mild climate. Currently more than a thousand hectares of land are used for vineyards in the DOC Garda Colli Mantovani territory; the centuries-old wine-growing tradition in the DOC Lambrusco Mantovano is also ancient and fortunate.

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In addition to art, the Mantua territory is famous for its gastronomy and local produce, primarily grapes, together with pears, melons, onions and cereals.  Here the wine-growing tradition is expressed at its best thanks to the conformation of the land, the exposure to sunlight and the mild climate.

A journey through the nature and culture of the Mantua area must also take into consideration the significant influence given to this land by the Gonzaga’s, who combined the pleasures of pomp and pageantry to those of taste.  


The Mantua Wine and Flavor Route begins from the Morainic Hills, with the Mincio River that runs through these gentle hills that look over Lake Garda and goes to Bande, a small district of Cavriana, the town where Virgil was born and where Villa Mirra Siliprandi, one of the favorite homes of the Gonzaga family, is located and now hosts the Aloto Mantovano Archaeological Museum.

The Wine and Flavor route winds for about 300 kilometers and runs through 41 towns, including Solferino, where a visit to the Risorgimento Museum is a must, Castiglione delle Striviere, the city of Saint Louis of Gonzaga, Volta Mantovana, that deserves a stop to see the two homes of the Gonzaga Family,  Castellaro Lagusello with its natural reserve, and Mantua. South of the Po river, on the other hand, a visit should be made to San Benedetto Po and its monastic complex of Polironiano, Gonzaga and Poggio Rustico; southwest of the province,  Sabbioneta, UNESCO heritage and Viadana, land of Lambrusco and melon.

The protagonists of the route are the rich gastronomy and local produce, primarily grapes, together with pears, melons, onions and cereals.  Here the wine-growing tradition is expressed at its best thanks to the conformation of the land, the exposure to sunlight and the mild climate. Currently more than a thousand hectares of land are used for vineyards in the DOC Garda Colli Mantovani territory; the centuries-old wine-growing tradition in the DOC Lambrusco Mantovano is also ancient and fortunate.

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