Mantua

Things to do in Mantua

The white-and-wood design store sells sleek housewares (bright orange showerheads; stainless-steel wall lights).

This exceptional publisher of design books runs a shop and art gallery. Look for titles by Enzo Mari and Bruno Munari.

Inside a colonnaded 16th-century palace, you'll find Mannerist frescoes by Giulio Romano, a pupil of Raphael's.

Select a table by the window, order the golden-brown namesake aperitif, and watch the bustle in nearby Piazza delle Erbe.