Mantua: sightseeing tour at Palazzo Te
Triumph of the ephemeral and the appearance!
Italia Slow Tour in Mantua, at the great Palazzo Te.
In the 16th-century the noble man Federico Gonzaga asked Giulio Romano to build him a slightly crazy building.
Palazzo Te is a building of sweet deceptions that plays tricks on the eyes and makes it appear much bigger… The ephemeral and the appearance, both most modern concepts. Faux columns, broken pediments supporting nothing, symbolic rustications… It’s all a deception… Totally Gonzaga family style!
Mantua is a great place to spend a cultural weekend.
Main pic courtesy of Flickr User Vale (@littlecrazybutterfly)