Palazzo Gonzaga is one of the most important historical residences in Lombardy,
immersed in a rich architectural, historical and cultural context:
the morainic hills of Lake Garda.
At the unique and evocative Palazzo Gonzaga, Aster, in collaboration with the Museum of Palazzo Gonzaga, proposes various educational activities to explore the spaces of the palace and themes relating to the end of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The scriptorium, the apothecary and the kitchens of the palace provide the setting for experiences dealing with themes of history, art, economy, knowledge and flavours.
Groups are, thus, given exclusive opportunities to carry out visits and workshops in the authentic spaces of the palace, discover historic artefacts where they were found, and use identical copies to the originals in the very rooms they were once used in. The experiences are designed to create an authentic reliving of history, to better understand how our ancestors lived and enjoyed the beauty and richness they surrounded themselves with.
In 2018, in collaboration with the Milanese company Aster, the Museum of Palazzo Gonzaga launched a new line of educational experiences aimed at infant, primary and lower secondary schools.
The educational packages provide various opportunities, ranging from simple visits to the palace and its gardens to more complex itineraries combining guided tours with educational manual skills workshops relating to aspects of daily life during the Renaissance.
The Renaissance period was chosen for the workshops and tours, since this was the golden age for the palace as the country residence of the Gonzaga family and then the permanent residence of the Guerrieri Gonzaga’s, faithful servants to the Lords of Mantua. The range of workshops on offer is extremely varied, and continues to be expanded year after year.
Numerous events are held at Palazzo Gonzaga in Volta Mantovana, some of which have assumed particular international importance over the years, such as the National Exhibition of Passito and Meditation Wines, which gathers enthusiasts at each edition from all over Italy and beyond.
Four days of guided tastings of the finest selection of sweet wines from the Italian regions, immersed in the magical atmosphere of the sixteenth-century Palazzo Gonzaga, with its stables, frescoed rooms and Italian gardens. This is what
In June, Palazzo Gonzaga becomes the stage for Convivium Voluptatis, a banquet evoking Renaissance merrymaking in all its splendour. Dinner is served in the splendid setting of the Italian gardens of the sixteenth-century Palazzo Gonzaga.
On the night of the Feast of Saint Lawrence, on the 10th of August, the gardens of Palazzo Gonzaga play host to an event named ‘Calici di Stelle’, or ‘Glasses of Stars’, an initiative promoted by Città del Vino and Movimento del turismo del Vino and realised by the Municipality of Volta Mantovana and the association ‘Il Luppolo dei
International Summer School offers an intensive, advanced course in classical and contemporary dance that aims to give young dancers the opportunity to further their dance studies and perfect their techniques.
Via Beata Paola Montaldi 15, 46049 Volta Mantovana (MN), Italy