Dec. 2015/Jan. 2016 – Mantua, The New Grand Tour

Mantua: Back to The Future
Mantua is on a roll. It has been named Italy’s Cultural Capital for 2016 and the European Capital of Gastronomy for 2017. You may be thinking, “Mantua? Is that one of those Shakespeare towns?” Yes, and so much more…

The Details: Mantua
When you visit Mantua, stay in one of the city’s historic residences and be sure to try the local specialties including tortelli with chestnuts.

In Search of The Modern Grand Tour
For nearly 200 years, prestigious young men traveled the length of Italy to explore art and antiquity and things that could uniquely be found in Italy. Our writer reimagines the Grand Tour from a modern perspective adding in adventure treks, culinary experiences and new museums.

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