St. George Castle

Mantua, Italy

The Castle of St. George (Castello di San Giorgio) was built from 1395 and finished in 1406 under commission by Francesco I Gonzaga, designed by Bartolino da Novara, one of the most renowned military architects of the time. It has as square plan with four corner towers, surrounded by a ditch with three entrances, each one with a drawbridge. In 1459 architect Luca Fancelli, commissioned by marquis Ludovico III Gonzaga, who assigned several rooms of the Corte Vecchia for the Council of Mantua called by Pope Pius II, restored the castle, which lost definitely lost its military and defensive function.

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Founded: 1395-1406
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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eranga perera (19 months ago)
Very interesting and historical city.
Sašo Panić (20 months ago)
This place, as the rest of historical Italy is truly. If you're on organized trip with local tour guide I'd strongly suggest you listen the history details about the castle and nearby places. Lots to see near by, so if you have a chance to visit this place just go for it :)
yahya nachar (20 months ago)
a very beautiful monument in a very nice city
Lothar Langer (21 months ago)
Amazing. Highly detailed frescos . It worth every minute of the visit
Pablo Sanchez (22 months ago)
Wonderful castle and exhibition of the early renaissance. Mantova's attractions are numerous but the castle is magic and a must see visit. Is not too crowded.
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