FIERA MILLENARIA DI GONZAGA
|Indoor square meters||13000|
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Forthcoming trade fairs
Fiera Millenaria di Gonzaga lies at the heart of the Po Valley, in the province of Mantua, a position that makes it easily reachable from the main road junctions (A22, Pegognaga and Reggiolo Rolo exits, SS 62 Cisa national road), from the Modena/Verona railway line (Gonzaga station) and from the nearby airports of Verona and Bologna. The Fair Centre currently spreads over an area of 120,000 m2, 22,000 of which roofed, and hosts a multi-functional structure, a congress hall seating up to 150 people, an area for artistic and cultural happenaniings, typical restaurants and 50,000 m2 of parking facilities. An upgrading plan is currently in progress to improve the exhibition offering of both spaces and services provided to exhibitors and visitors. By the end of spring 2007, further plans entail 1700 m2 of a new exhibition area, a new 130-seat congress hall, meeting rooms and a more enhanced architectural design to make the entrance to the fairgrounds more visible, making a total 2,200 m2 of additional roofed space. The new design blends well with the existing spaces, maintaining proportions, though using modern concepts and materials.
The quality design and its position at the far end of viale della Millenaria have been conceived to harmonize with the key elements of the complex: the old monastery, the new service centre and the Fair’s tree-lined avenue. Strong of the new exhibition spaces and quality events, Fiera Millenaria is a point of reference for both local enterprises and the public at large, who eagerly await the Fair’s economic-cultural offering every year.
Places to go
Places to go
A city built on water”, a sort of Venice of the Po Valley, and “a building-shaped city”: two perfect syntheses of the distinctive historical and artistic chronicles of Mantua: water, element of its extraordinary fertility; the Gonzagas, who elevated it to become an artistic and architectural gem.
Palazzo Ducale A conglomerate of buildings, inner squares, churches, gardens and porticoed connecting pathways. Also home to the San Giorgio Castle, integral part of the Palazzo, whose halls lead to the famous Camera degli Sposi (Wedding Chamber), built in one of the towers to host Mantegna’s painting cycle.
Palazzo Te Superb suburban villa, one of the most amazing and famous of the 16th century, built by the will of Frederick II of Gonzaga, a low complex with square court, its main entrance offering an enchanting view on the Cortile d’Onore (official courtyard). The main body hosts the Town Museum, divided into various sections.
Sant’Andrea One of the finest monuments of Italian Renaissance architecture, initially designed on a project by Leon Battista Alberti, then completed through several periods. Its impressive and monumental interiors host precious works by Correggio and Mantegna.
Roughly 50 km from Mantua, Sabbioneta is an exceptional venue of art, unique in a certain sense, an accomplished example of ideal city, with the main square hosting Palazzo Ducale, the most ancient building erected by Vespasiano.
MANTOVA, CORSO GARIBALDI 32
Sophisticated settings, first-class service in this newly-built hotel, fitted to satisfy business travellers too. Geometrical lines, natural fabric and design items.
MANTOVA, PIAZZA CONCORDIA 14
Set in the old town centre, refined 1960s hotel equipped with lots of modern comforts, period furniture, enchanting and ample terrace affording a panoramic view.
Villa le Rose***
GONZAGA, PIAZZA MATTEOTTI 36
TEL. 0376528271, MEUBLÉ
18th century villa, carefully renovated transformed into a modern and comfortable hotel.
MANTOVA, PIAZZA CAVALLOTTI 8
Located in the town centre, next to the pedestrian precinct, not far from the main monuments and railway station, hotel offering several categories of rooms.
MANTOVA, PIAZZA DELLE ERBE 11
CLOSED SUNDAY EVENING ANDMONDAY, JANUARY
Situated under the porticos of Palazzo della Ragione, summer dining out in the spectacular historical square. The menu includes local specialities: sorbir d’agnoli, pumpkin tortelli, pork shank, strawberry tiramisù.
MANTOVA, PIAZZA DELLE ERBE 6
CLOSED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT NOON
Historical eatery, distinctive rooms with beautifully laid-out tables, and dehors out in the square. The menu offers courses steeped in tradition.
Hosteria dei Canossa
MANTOVA, VICOLO ALBERGO 3
Elegant, rustic settings enclosed in 16th century walls with wooden ceilings and fireplace. Cuisine steeped in tradition.
MANTOVA, VIA G. OBERDAN 4
CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY
Rustic ambience, with wood-burning oven and summer dehors. Genuine Mantua cooking: meat carpacci, pumpkin tortelli, risotto with puntel and pork chops, salmon trout fillet. Pizza also available.
Appetizers, dining and after dinners take place mostly in the hangouts of the compact old town centre of Mantua. Walking down corso Umberto I to via Broletto, then via Verdi to piazza Canossa – just a stone’s throw from piazza Erbe, heart of the city – restaurants, cafés, cocktail bars and pubs galore.
MANTOVA, PIAZZAMATILDE DI CANOSSA 2
Cocktails to sip in the upscale, modern ambiance of the veranda or sitting at the charming tables out in the open on the square.
Caffè Teatro Sociale
MANTOVA, PIAZZA CAVALLOTTI 16
Open from 7 pm to 2 am, during summer the place can barely hold all the trendy Mantua youngsters.
MANTOVA, PORTICI BROLETTO 8
Historical confectioner’s set in the most charming part of town, offering the best local tradition.
BAGNOLO SAN VITO, VIA M. BIAGI
Shopping centre with outlet formula, from furnishing to footwear, lots of brands on sale: Ferré, Cavalli, Miss Sixty, Liu Jò, Adidas, Fila, Calzedonia...