Opening hours

Standard time (November – March)
Monday: 9 am – 6.30 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday to Sunday: 9 am – 6.30 pm

Daylight saving time (April – October)
Monday: 9 am – 7.30 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday to Sunday: 9 am – 7.30 pm

Last entry one hour before closing time.

Closed 25 December, open on other holidays.

Palazzo Te ticket also allows admission to the MACA Museum and the Tempio Leon Battista Alberti, is valid for one admission to each venue within three months of purchase and can be acquired at both the Palazzo Te and MACA Museum ticket offices.

No food or drink may be consumed inside the rooms. Smoking is also forbidden in the entire Palace area, including the gardens.

Access with animals: Leashed animals are not allowed, with the exception of guide dogs for visitors with visual impairments. It is however possible to enter the halls with small animals if they are carried in their own carriers.

Ticket Office +39 0376 367087  |


  • Groups of 20 persons (accompanying teacher or licensed guide free of charge)
  • Visitors over 65 years old
  • TCI, FAI, ACI, Italia Nostra members
  • Mantua citizens
  • One caregivers accompanying disabled persons holders of Disability card
  • Holders of the following cards:
    • Vittoriale degli Italiani entrance ticket
    • Abbonamento Musei Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta
    • Circoli Cooperativi Lombardia members
    • Treccani Card
    • Trenord “IO VIAGGIO” card (for the subscriber and one companion)
    • Verona Card – Abbonamento annuale Musei di Verona
  • Visitors from 12 to 18 years old
  • University, bachelor’s and master’s degree students
  • Children up to 11 years old
  • People with disabilities
  • Press
  • ICOM card owners
  • Abbonamento Musei Lombardia – Valle d’Aosta card owners
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Two teachers accompanying groups
  • Qualified guides accompanying groups

3 to 5 persons, with a maximum of 2 paying full price.


€ 12 Full price
€ 6 Concession for students

Subscription of 12 months reserved for citizens of Mantua and province for unlimited access to the following museums and monuments:
Palazzo Te, Museo MACA e Tempio Leon Battista Alberti, Museo di Palazzo d’Arco, Museo Tazio Nuvolari, Teatro all’Antica di Sabbioneta, Museo Civico Goffredo Bellini di Asola, Museo Etnografico dei mestieri del fiume di Rivalta sul Mincio, Museo Civico Polironiano di San Benedetto Po, Galleria del Premio di Suzzara, and temporary exhibitions included.

€ 25 Full price
€ 13 Concession for visitors from 12 to 17 years old (max 6 visitors), if accompanied by at least one full price card holder

The card is valid for 72 hours from the first validation and allows one entry to each of the following museums and monuments:
Palazzo Te, Palazzo Ducale (Corte Vecchia), Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Museo Diocesano Francesco Gonzaga, Museo MACA and Tempio Leon Battista Alberti, Museo di Palazzo d’Arco, Palazzo della Ragione, Torre dell’Orologio and Museo del Tempo, Teatro Scientifico Bibiena, Casa del Mantegna, Museo Tazio Nuvolari, Musei di Sabbioneta.

Please note that in occasion of exhibitions can be applied an integration to the cost of tickets and the Mantova e Sabbioneta Card.

Special €6 ticket reserved for students, staff and faculty members of Bocconi University for unlimited 12-month access to Palazzo Te, MACA of Palazzo San Sebastiano and Leon Battista Alberti Temple and the temporary exhibitions included.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on presentation of a valid Bocconi University ID card.

Individual and Group Reservations

Purchasing tickets in advance is not compulsory, but strongly recommended on weekends and holidays and for big groups to reduce waiting times. It is possible to buy tickets with an hourly reservation online at this link or by calling the following numbers:

Calling from Italy: 800 714049  |  Calling from abroad: + 39 041 2719013
From Monday to Friday: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am – 2.00 pm

It is necessary to inform of the presence of children under the age of 11, who benefit from free admission.

Holders of Abbonamento Musei Lombardia – Valle d’Aosta who wish to visit at weekends can book by calling +39 0376 367087.



Download the Palazzo Te app and be inspired by Giulio Romano’s work and discover, get to know and stay connected with Palazzo Te. Let the app accompany you on your visit, choosing the thematic itinerary you prefer, through the interactive map divided into 27 rooms including loggias, rooms and gardens.
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Audio guides are available for €5 in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese and are free of charge for blind and visually impaired visitors.

Guided tours

During the weekend and public holidays a guided tour service is available in four time slots:
10.15 am / 11.15 am / 2.15 pm / 3.15 pm.

A licensed tour guide will be available to accompany up to 20 visitors on the tour of Palazzo Te, MACA Museum and Tempio Leon Battista Alberti for a duration of about two hours. The guide’s departure is guaranteed only when there are at least 4 participants.

  • Free of charge for visitors up to 11 years of age, whose presence must be notified.
  • € 9 for visitors aged 12 and over, in addition to the entrance fee.

The service can be purchased at the ticket office on the same day together with the entrance ticket, subject to availability, or by calling the following numbers (€ 1 advance sale fee):

Calling from Italy: 800 714049  |  Calling from abroad: + 39 041 2719013
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am – 2 pm

The Museum has a specialized library that is open to the public at the following times:
Monday: 9.00 am -1.00 pm | 2.30 – 5.30 pm
from Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Antonella Cancellara
+ 39 0376 338791

The library service is free.

The home loan is individual and is obtained by providing the library staff with a valid identity document. The registration card that is issued can also be used at the Teresiana Library and the Baratta Library and must be kept and presented when requested.

Citizens resident or domiciled in the Province of Mantua and students enrolled at the University of Mantua are eligible for loans.

The loan has a duration of 30 days, with the possibility, also upon telephone request, of renewal for 15 days, if the book has not been booked by others in the meantime. A maximum of 10 volumes can be borrowed at the same time and must be returned without being underlined or damaged in any way.

Periodicals, repertoires and some other works are excluded from the loan.

The library can provide an interlibrary loan service. It is possible to carry out bibliographic searches online by consulting the OPAC of the Municipal Library of Mantua.

Spazio Te is a place of refreshment and lightness, a bar, a library, a place for conversation that allows citizens and visitors to stop, read and learn more.

A space dedicated to concerts, exhibitions, performances, dance, shows, cultural meetings, an open relationship with the city, the exchange of ideas, the birth of projects, listening, where creativity, study and artistic production are legitimized.

Private events, meetings, corporate meetings and cultural gatherings

For more information contact Pierpaolo Consoli of Fondazione Palazzo Te:
+ 39 0376 369198


The Municipality of Mantua has included Palazzo Te among the places where it is possible to celebrate civil weddings. In particular, the spouses have the possibility to choose between the Hall of Horses, the Chamber of Cupid and Psyche and the Loggia of David.

For information and costs contact the Civil Status Office + 39 0376 338609 or the Mantua Museums and Monuments Office (MuMM) + 39 0376 365886 or:

You can book the Dog Sitter service by sending an email to with the address, date/time and duration of the service, characteristics and number of dogs. The reservation must be made at least 24 hours before the appointment. The cost is €10 per hour. For information 3291111586 (from 3 pm to 6 pm).

Additional Info

Palazzo Te is open to everyone: this is why it offers information, services and activities that make every visitor’s experience even more pleasant and accessible.

Download the document with details on how to reach Palazzo Te and on mobility inside the palace:

Find your way among the halls, rooms and gardens of Palazzo Te

  1. Entrance
  2. Ticket office
  3. Hall of the Horses
  4. Chamber of Cupid and Psyche
  5. Loggia of David
  6. Chamber of the Giants
  7. Bookshop
  8. Toilets
  9. Secret Garden
  10. Educational area
  11. Exit
  12. Spazio Te
  13. Spazio Te Bar

WALKING Palazzo Te can be easily reached from the city center in 15 minutes.


From Piazza Sordello (A) you can take lines: 4T / 4S / 4C / Servizio Navetta Te.

From the railway station (B) you can take lines: 8 / 4C / 4S / 4T.

Palazzo Te is connected to the city center by free shuttle service Navetta Te, with departures every 15 minutes:
Monday to Friday 7.00 am – 9.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am – 9.00 pm | T +39 0376 230339 | Whatsapp + 39 346 0714690

BICYCLE Palazzo Te can be easily reached from the city center in 10 minutes.

Consult here the map of cycle paths  | Bikesharing Ridemovi

CAR A22 Modena – Brennero motorway, exit: Mantova Sud or Mantova Nord.

Visitors can leave the vehicle in the free parking lots in Piazzale Montelungo and in Viale Montello (look the map).

TRAIN Mantova stop, piazzale Don E. Leoni

TAXI +39 0376 368844 |

PLANE Verona Airport

MACA Mantua Ancient Collections and Tempio Leon Battista Alberti
Located on the road axis connecting Palazzo Ducale to Palazzo Te, the new MACA and Leon Battista Alberti Temple museum complex presents an exhibition itinerary dedicated to four central personalities in Mantua’s identity: Francesco II, Vespasiano Gonzaga, Giuseppe Acerbi and Ugo Sissa, and the Temple, which is the first building constructed in Mantua by the architect.

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MuMM Museums Office Municipality of Mantua
MuMM is the internal museum structure of the Culture sector of the Municipality of Mantua.

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Catalogue of works Cultural Heritage Information System of the Lombardy Region

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Network of Museums and Ecomuseums – Lombardy Region

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Schools can book on the toll-free number 800 714049 for groups of up to 25 visitors.
For children up to 11 years of age, admission is free, from 12 to 18 the special concession ticket is € 7.

For the electronic invoice, please write to before booking online.

Educational paths

For information and bookings contact Antonella Cancellara of the Museum and School Service:
+ 39 0376 338791  |  + 39 0376 367087
From Tuesday to Thursday: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm | Friday: 2.00-6.00 pm