Mantova’s manneristic castle Te lighting design concept revealed
The city of Mantua, situated on the far side of the Po, built in the middle of a marshland lake has its own Palazzo del Te. The palace was built on an island in 1524 by the famous architect Giulio Romano, in the manneristic spirit of the XVI century. It was envisioned as a suburban villa for pleasure and relaxation for the Marquess of Mantua Federico II Gonzaga modeled on Roman villa Farnesina, back then it was surrounded by water. This fine example of the mannerist style is decorated with numerous works of art and a part of the Palazzo today is a museum which contains a collection of Mesopotamian art.