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Maca Museum of Palazzo San Sebastiano


Discover the history of Mantua through its most emblematic moments in a journey inside the sixteenth-century Palazzo San Sebastiano dedicated to four Mantuan personalities who contributed to the growth of the city’s identity: Francesco II and Vespasiano Gonzaga with classical antiquities, Giuseppe Acerbi with the collection of ancient Egyptian, Islamic and ethnological materials, Ugo Sissa with the Mesopotamian collection. The palace of San Sebastiano is the only permanent residence of the prince built outside the vast court complex of the Doge’s Palace and stands out as the only case in the Gonzaga tradition of power.
Estimated visit time: 2 hours