Palazzo Arrivabene B&B
The charm, beauty and tranquil elegance of the Palazzo Arrivabene will help make your stay in Mantova a memorable experience. Set in the town's historical center, the Palazzo Arrivabene is ideally located for exploring the city, whether your preferences are cultural, gastronomic or simply to ramble at random. And, given that the Palazzo echoes Mantova's many aesthetic and architectural treats, you will be able, upon your return, to continue to savour the town's delights.
In the city center, part of the Arrivabene Palace, this ancient residence is listed in the Teresian Land Registry, defined as "House and Court with adjoining garden", named after the Arrivabene brothers, who built it at the end of the 15th century.
Architectural and Artistic History
The Palazzo Arrivabene, set in Mantova's historical center, is mentioned in the Catasto Teresiano (the 1755 Land Register), where it is listed as: “a house with a garden”, the propriety of the Arrivabene brothers, built at the end of the XV° century. Upon entering the Palazzo, a spacious antechamber opens up to a sweeping 15th century marble staircase, which leads to three interconnected drawing rooms of some artistic merit. The first of the three rooms contains an affresco ceiling, attributed to the painter Ludovico Dorigny (1654-1742).
On the left hand side is a yellow marble fireplace framed by intricate bas relief mouldings. A Gothic-style open doorway leads into the next room, which supports a ceiling decorated by Giuseppe Bazzani (1690-1769), one of Mantova's most famous artists. The room also contains a splendid ornamental red marble fireplace. Bazzani was also responsible for the fresco on the ceiling of the third and final room. Unfortunately, a bombing raid during the Second World War destroyed a large part of the work, leaving only two barely distinguishable female figures. On the wall to the right is another fireplace embellished with green marble inlays.
Our continental breakfast includes: breakfast cereals, fresh bread and croissants, biscuits, freshly baked cakes, a variety of jams, honey, butter, yoghurt, and seasonal fruit. To drink there is a choice of coffee, including: French press – cafetiere, italian moka and espresso, a selection of teas and herbal infusions, fresh milk, and fruit juice. Eggs and other savoury breakfast foods are available on request.
We have a small 24 hour self-service bar with free coffee and tea making facilities, including herbal teas.
There is also a small fridge for our guests' private use.
Breakfast and service are included in the price of room.