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.