Saint Francis from Assisi and Mantua

Saint Francis from Assisi and Mantua

  To honor the figure of St. Francis and to create a Franciscan community, a small church was built in the city of Virgil. A place where to pray, simple, which followed and mirrored the philosophy of Brother Francis, and closed to the lakes of the city. And this...
Mantua by night

Mantua by night

  Visiting a city does not just mean know its monuments, historic buildings, art and history. Visiting a city also means living it, being with its inhabitants,  in its everyday life and in its habits. For example, the Notte Bianca (litteraly the White Night) can be an...
Montmartre in Mantua

Montmartre in Mantua

In the heart of the Po Valley, a few kilometers from the river Po, there is Montmartre, just the district of Paris: it happened in Quistello, a pretty town in the province of Mantua.   On the last Sunday of August, Quistello became Montmartre with a festival entirely...
The Buskers Festival in Mantua

The Buskers Festival in Mantua

The cities of Mantua and Ferrara are linked thorugh the History and marriages between the Gongaza and Este families (at the time of the Lordships/Seignoria); they are geographically closed and the Po river is one of the roads that connects them; they are sisters in...
The Teresiana Library

The Teresiana Library

In Mantova there is a beautiful library. I would say that it is the Library – with the capital B – of the city. I’m talking about the Teresiana. It isn’t a very ancient place; in fact, it dates back to the second half of the 1700s, more...

W the Music!

The month of June has three events that I like so much: the first is the Summer Solstice, the second San Giovanni and the third the World Music Day. While St. John falls on June 24th (several years ago, when I lived in Turin, I participated to the town festival in his...

Ceresara, its cherries and the 883’s songs

Between late May and early June in Ceresara (in the north of the province of Mantua) there is an exquisitely unmissable event: the cherries festival. I confess: I love cherries, all the qualities, so even cherries from Mantua, which in Ceresara are the protagonists of...

Let’s row again!

Wonderful: I’m going along San Giorgio Bridge in Mantua and I see that the Lake Inferiore is in turmoil: there are going to take place the national speed canoe races, which will also be selective for the Europeans in Racice, in the Czech Republic, in July, for...