Manuta, Italy is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Lombardy region of Italy. Use these photos to inspire your next visit!
Mantua, Italy Photos That Will Inspire Your Next Visit
The Emilia Romagna region of Italy contains several ancient cities including Bologna, Piacenza, Modena, and Parma, just to name a few. With a home base in Bologna, it’s easy to explore these cities as well as the neighboring region of Lombardy. On my third day in Italy, I took a scenic two-hour train ride to the historic city of Mantua, which is part of the Lombardy region.
The Old Town area of Mantua — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — can be reached by foot from the train station. This historic center is noted for its extraordinary art and architecture and is known to many Italians as La Bella Addormentata, a sleeping beauty that hasn’t changed since the middle ages.
The easiest way to explore Mantua is by bicycle, so I hopped on my rented beach cruiser and set off to get lost without a map.
Locals sunbathed on the grassy banks while fisherman patiently awaited their next catch. As a girl who would almost always prefer to spend time in nature than a crowded urban area, I really enjoyed the slow pace of this city.