Palazzo Baldesar is a 12th century palace in the heart of Mantua (Mantova in Italian), a hidden gem that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The palace offers wonderful, unique accommodations that combine ancient grandeur with modern luxury. Palazzo Baldesar is the oldest palace in town and is located just across from the legendary Palazzo Ducale. Guests enter the palace through the massive wooden doors and pass along an elegant courtyard where they can park their car, although it is also possible to stay at the palazzo without a car.
Mantua is just south of Verona and the Veneto region, less than 30 minutes from Verona airport. Besides its artistic and historical treasures, Mantua excels for its food tradition and wide range of choice in activities from boat excursions on the lakes surrounding the town to the bicycle tracks connecting the town to Lake Garda. This is a region rich in both culture and nature, conveniently located close to Bologna, Venice and Milan. There are many possibilities for excursions, including visits to Verona, Sabbioneta and Lake Garda (40 minutes), or Cremona, the town of the violin makers (1 hour). Personalized excursions and guided tours of the area can be organized on request.
LA TORRE: Sleeps 2; 55 sqm/600 sq ft)
Super deluxe suite located at the top of the 14th-century tower, restored to its original splendour. The four-story tower (with a lift) is entirely frescoed and surrounded by large windows on all sides which overlook the entire city. La Torre is crowned by a terrace offering 360 degree views of the town and its monuments. La Torre consists of a magnificent room with antique furnishings, impressive 12th-century frescoed walls and a large canopied bed draped with beautiful fabrics and silks. The suite also comes equipped with modern conveniences such as satellite TV, tea/coffee maker, microwave, WIFI internet connection and telephone. A modern bathroom with large shower is situated 10 steps down from the main room. Since the bathroom is 10 steps down, La Torre is not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties.
L'AQUILA (Sleeps 2+2; 45 sqm/484 sq ft)
Ground floor, deluxe suite with access from the courtyard, overlooking Palazzo Ducale and the square
- Spacious living area with double sofabed and large windows opening onto Piazza Sordello, with a view of Palazzo Ducale
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bathroom with shower
- Upstairs, in the mansard that opens to the living room, is a double bed and wardrobe
IL LEONE (Sleeps 2+1; 35 sqm/376 sq ft)
Third floor (with elevator), deluxe suite overlooking the Palazzo Ducale
- Unique one-room open plan suitee with decorative ancient fireplace and a large window with a view on Palazzo Ducale and the square. Alcove double bed, living area with sofabed, minibar.
L'ARCO (Sleeps 2+2; 75 sqm/807 sq ft)
Third floor (with elevator), super deluxe suite with spectacular views of Palazzo Ducale
- Open plan suite with large living room area with spectacular windows offering the best view of the town. A double bed is located under the arch.
- Bathroom with shower
CELESTE (Sleeps 2; 15 sqm/162 sq ft)
Second floor (with elevator) room overlooking the garden
- Double bedroom with bathroom (shower) and windows opening towards the courtyard, with air-conditioning, wireless internet, TV
PIANO NOBILE: available in 2012 only for weddings, and other celebrations. This 500 sqm/5,400 sq ft apartment is decorated with frescoes and is the personal residence of the family. It is available for events only. However, starting in May, 2013, the entire apartment will be available for rent with three bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 living rooms, dining room, kitchen.
Amenities: AC, internet connection; satellite TV.
Parking is available only on request and at additional cost (€ 20 per day).
Prices on request; please inquire.