Welcome to Palazzo Te, one of the most extraordinary examples of a Mannerist Renaissance Villa, designed and constructed by Giulio Romano, known as “the abode of the gods: a mythological, political, erotic dream forbidden to common beings.”


Monday 1 pm – 7.30 pm
Tuesday to Sunday 9 am – 7.30 pm

Monday 1pm – 6.30 pm
Tuesday to Sunday 9 am – 6.30 pm

Closed 25th December

The ticket office remains open until one hour before closing time.

Tickets can be purchased both at Palazzo Te and Palazzo San Sebastiano ticket office. The validity of the ticket is three consecutive months from first use. Each ticket allows to enter in each museum for one time.

  • over 65 years old
  • TCI, FAI and ACI card holders and Italia Nostra members
  • Mantua citizens owners of the following cards:
    • Vittoriale degli italiani entrance ticket
    • Torino Piemonte – Valle d’Aosta subscription
    • Associazione CircoliCooperativi Lombardia members
    • Treccani card
    • Trenord “IO VIAGGIO” tickets – One companion who makes express and specific request at the time of purchase
  • visitors from 12 to 18 years old
  • university students, bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Full € 12,00
  • Reduced price for students € 6,00

Subscription of 12 months reserved for citizens of Mantua and province for unlimited access to the following museums: Palazzo Te, Palazzo and Tempio San Sebastiano, Palazzo d’Arco, Museo Tazio Nuvolari, Teatro all’Antica di Sabbioneta, Museo 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.

  • for children up to 11 years
  • press
  • ICOM card owners
  • Owners of the subscription Musei Regione Lombardia
  • Law enforcement
  • 5 and min. 3 family member, of which max. 2 paying full

Museum Complex of Palazzo Ducale (Corte Vecchia), National Archaeological Museum, Palazzo Te, Palazzo San Sebastiano, Diocesan Museum, Bibiena Scientific Theatre, Tazio Nuvolari Museum, Palazzo della Ragione and Clock Tower, Temple of San Sebastiano,
Museum of Palazzo d’Arco, Museums of Sabbioneta.

For further information, please visit www.mantovacard.it

For admission on Saturday and Sunday it is mandatory to book 24 hours before the visit.

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


Booking is recommended for better management of visitor flows.

Call center: 800 714049
For calls from abroad: T + 39 041 2719013
From Monday to Friday: 8.30 a.m.-7.00 p.m.
Saturday: 8.30 a.m.-2.00 p.m.

Visits booked start from Palazzo Te. It is necessary to inform of the presence of children under the age of 11.

Holders of Mantova-Sabbioneta Card, Supercard Cultura and Abbonamentomusei wishing to visit Palazzo Te and Maca Museum on Saturdays and Sundays can book a visit by calling +39 0376 367087.


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 reduced ticket is 7.00 euros.

Booking to visit the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian collections

Booking requests must be made exclusively by e-mail specifying the date, time slot and number of participants at the address: acerbisissa.prenotazioni@comune.mantova.it.

We inform you that the collections are located on a first floor without a lift.

All the workshops are available at the following link

Didactic paths S.Y. 2021/2022

For information and reservations contact the Museum and School Service:

Antonella Cancellara

From Tuesday to Thursday: 9.00 a.m. -1.00 p.m. | Friday: 2.00-6.00 p.m.
T + 39 0376 338791 | 367087


T +39 0376 367087
M biglietteriamusei@comune.mantova.it

It is not allowed to smoke, eat and bring animals on a leash inside the museum.

It is possible to access the rooms with small pets if brought in their own kennel. Guide dogs for the visually impaired and blind are an exception.



Palazzo Te is connected to the city center by free shuttle service – with departure every 15 minutes:

Monday to Friday 7.00am-9.00pm

Saturday and Sunday 9.00am-9.00pm

The shuttle leaves from the Parking Te stop (in front of the Bocciofila in the former Piazzale Montelungo), reaches the Ragazzi del ’99 stop in Viale Te (in front of the Stadium) and then proceeds towards the city center where the arrival stop is located in Via Calvi.

(apam.it | T +39 0376 230339 | Whatsapp + 39 346 0714690)

Circular CC line in the city: link


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

Visitors can leave the vehicle in the free parking lots adjacent to the museum in viale Te (Piazzale Montelungo) and in Viale Montello.


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


T +39 0376 368844 | radiotaximantova.it

Riding bike

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

Consult the map of cycle paths here

Bikesharing services are active


Mantova stop, piazzale Don E. Leoni (served by Trenord and Trenitalia)





The audioguide service is available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
The audioguides are free for blind and visually impaired visitors.


An application available on Google Play and the App Store allows you to discover,
get to know and always stay connected with Palazzo Te.

Download the app:



A game for young visitors that follows the traditional criteria of the treasure hunt. It is based on a journey through the rooms of the building in search of portraits of the goddess of beauty and love: in all sixteen small, large, hidden Venuses, camouflaged in the grotesque, unpredictable, monumental, elusive, frescoed or modeled in stucco .

At the entrance, young visitors will be provided with a map on which, through riddles, they will have to find the portraits on the walls, the frames, the ceilings, and then indicate their precise location with a pencil (Giulio Romano’s pencil) on the reproductions graphics of the rooms. Curated by Stefano Scansani.


During the weekend and public holidays a guided tour service is available in 4 time slots (10.15 a.m./ 11.15 a.m./ 2.15 p.m. / 3.15 p.m.). A licensed tour guide will be available to accompany up to 20 visitors on the tour of Palazzo Te, Museo Maca and Tempio for the price of 9.00 euros each visitor.

Reservations are strongly recommended (advance sale fee 1.00 euro) on the website www.vivaticket.com and at the call center 800 714049 (Monday to Friday: 8.30 a.m.-7.00 p.m. | Saturday: 8.30 a.m.-2.00 p.m.).
It is necessary to inform of the presence of children under the age of 11 who will have free entry and free guided tour, but they will have to be counted for health safety reasons. From the age of 12 the ticket is provided with a special reduced price and the guided tour is with the 9 euro fee.
It is possible to buy the service at the ticket office of the museum on the same day, if seats are available, together with the entrance ticket. The complete duration of the visit to the three monumental complexes starting from Palazzo Te is around 120 minutes.

Holders of Mantova-Sabbioneta Card, Super Card Cultura, Abbonamentomusei can book a visit on + 39 0376 367087.


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.

Spazio Te wants to be a place dedicated to an open relationship with the city, to the exchange of ideas, to the birth of projects, to listening, a place where creativity, study and artistic production are legitimized. A space for concerts, exhibitions, performances, dance, shows, cultural meetings, conversations. Spazio Te continuously hosts afternoon and evening events.

The reading room is open during the hours of the Museum.
Visit the Spazio Te page https://www.centropalazzote.it/spazio-te-eventi/


Viale Te 17, 46100 Mantova
Monday: 1.00-6.30 p.m.
from Tuesday to Sunday: 8.30 a.m.-6.30 p.m.
T + 39 349 2129600
M spaziote@fondazionepalazzote.it


The Museum has a specialized library that is open to the public at the following times:

Monday: 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. | 2.30-5.30 p.m.
from Wednesday to Friday: 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Antonella Cancellara
T + 39 0376 338791
M bibliotecamuseale@comune.mantova.it

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.


The loan has a duration of 30 days, with the possibility, also upon telephone request (T + 39 0376 338791), 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 works useful for on-site consultation and all material for which the Library considers conservation a priority (e.g. prestigious editions, complete series) and all multimedia material for the period envisaged by the law are excluded from the loan (law protecting copyright).

The library carries out, if requested, the interlibrary loan service.

The texts are sorted according to the following main topics: auctions, art criticism, art history, urban and landscape planning, architecture, plastic arts, painting, drawing, decorative arts, graphics, engravings and prints, photography, music, recreational arts and performing arts, archeology, ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, monographs by artists, museums and collections, museology, teaching, exhibition catalogs,
conservation and restoration, periodicals, degree theses.

It is possible to carry out bibliographic searches online by consulting the OPAC of the Municipal Library of Mantua.


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City Museum – San Sebastiano
Located on the road axis that connects Palazzo Ducale to Palazzo Te, Palazzo San
Sebastiano has been the seat of the City Museum since 2005
Visit the website

Mantua Municipality Museums Office
The MuMM (Mantua Museums and Monuments Office) is the new museum
structure, within the Cultural, Museum and Library Activities Sector of the
Municipality of Mantua, created with the aim of managing in a coordinated way the
museums and monuments of civic property

Visit the website

Museum System of the Province of Mantua
The Provincial System of Mantua Museums and Cultural Heritage, born in March
2004 on the initiative and with the coordination of the Province of Mantua, is a
network that extends over the entire territory.

Visit the website

Online consultation of the works catalog (SIRBeC)

Visit the website

Association of History Museums in Lombardy

Visit the website


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:
Civil Status Office T + 39 0376 338609
Mantua Museums and Monuments Office (MuMM) T + 39 0376 365886.