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  • I Barcaioli del Mincio - Portali Vari
    Portali vari www mantovacitta it www a mantova com www mantova com www caffemantova it www paesaggioitaliano eu www factanet it www milanobyday it

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/portali_vari.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • I Barcaioli del Mincio - La cucina tipica Mantovana..
    348 038 il locale Grazie di Curtatone MN Tel 0376 348 028 il locale Grazie di Curtatone MN Tel 0376 349 010 il locale www quattrostagionidamario it www cosebuoneweb com

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/mangiare.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • Il Battello - Noleggio Canoe, Kayak, Barche da diporto
    effettuare escursioni all interno della Riserva Naturale A disposizione vi sono barche da 3 4 5 posti a remi a motore eco compatibile ed elettrico ideali per famiglie ed appassionati di pesca sportiva canoe 2 1 ideali per godere al

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/ettore.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • The Mincio's Boatmen - School offer
    the most important squares and the main Churches 2 Ducal Palace and a walk through the historical centre 3 Palazzo Te Renaissance building and a walk through the historical centre Here indicatively is a detailed program h 09 00 Arrival in Mantua and meeting with the guide for the sightseeing of the monuments h 12 00 Time for a picnic in the park of the town or a lunch in one of the restaurants that offer a special student menu please book it in advance h 14 30 Transfer by bus just 8 kilometres from Mantua to the hamlet of Grazie h 15 00 Start a boat excursion along the Mincio the chance to explore an interesting area Sailing the river along its channels in an extraordinary natural environment you will be surprised by the variety of the local birds plants and flowers The trip lasts 1 30 hr and you will have time also to stop for a beak and use the facilities h 16 30 Visit of the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Graces erected in 1400 literally covered with ex voto full of mystery and fascinating to the students h 17 30 End of our services

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/scuolei.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • The Mincio's Boatmen - group offer
    the Graces worth a visit and afterwards take a boat trip along the Mincio Here we suggest a program Arrival in Mantua and meet with the guide for the sightseeing of the historical centre The Ducal Palace and the Basilica of St Andrew are just the most important buildings but there is much more to consider in the medieval heart of the city like the Town Hall the Rotonda of St Lorenzo You could also consider other monuments like the Renaissance Palazzo Te Palazzo d Arco or the baroque Theatre Scientifico Time at leisure and an opportunity for lunch to taste the famous local specialities In the afternoon just 8 kilometres from Mantua in at the hamlet of Grazie you start a boat excursion along the Mincio that offers you many interesting views Sailing the river along its channels in an extraordinary natural environment you will be surprised by the variety of the local birds plants and flowers The highlight of the trip in this Nature Reserve in the warm summer months is the natural flowering of the oriental lotus unique here in Europe spread in such astonishing dimension Here you can end your day very relaxed after cruising the

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/gruppigb.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • The Mincio's Boatmen - The River and ist "Valleys"
    of Ponti sul Mincio Monzambano Volta and there meets the lowland at Goito Typical boat of the area Cartography of the Valleys of the Mincio pdf on A 4 1 01 mb Marshy reed pickere At Rivalta s Mincio the river starts to create meanders and in proximity of the Sanctuary of the Graces brusquely changes into a marshy area giving life to one of the most important humid area of northern Italy the Nature Reserve of the Valleys of the Mincio a vast swamp c ca 1100 hectares Here the river maintaining a principal artery and starts to widen in a maze of channels and little ditches of different sizes small ponds between reeds and sedges At Borgo Angeli all the water ways combine in the great basin of the Lago Superiore or Upper Lake In 1971 the Ramsar Convention declared our area Humid Zone of international Importance especially for the Aquatic Birds the marshy area was declared Nature Reserve from the Region Lombardy in 1984 The origin of the Valleys local denomination of the swamp is the result of the delicate equilibrium between nature and the activity of the people In 1188 the hydraulic engineer Alberto Pitentino was commisioned to regulate the waters around the city of Mantua an embankment with a Brigde was built called Bridge of the Mills unfortunately distroied during WWII The purpose of the work was to regulate the course of the Mincio and to control the regurgitations of the Po in the periods of flood This work reduced the stream favoring the amplification of the marshy area North from the city of Mantua an ample mirror of water Upper Lake was obtained and slowly many fields became marshy The waters that flowed out from the Bridge of the Mills formed three lakes Lago

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/vallii.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • The Mincio's Boatmen - The Sanctuary
    other Christian faith was mixed with the prayers that still were offered to the ancient divinities of nature and the moon lady of the cycles of birth and death The Sanctuary became a wealth of treasures of sculptures paintings gold and silver anatomical ex vote chiselled lamps crowns Today remains only what could not be robbed and the sanctuary is literally covered with ex voto both of great aesthetic merit and of humble folk origin The gothic façade has a renaissance arcade with fifteen frescos representing episodes of the history of the city connected with the miracles performed by the Virgin Mary The interior is a central nave with side chapels mausoleums of illustrious persons like Baldassar Castiglione It is the inside of the church which stuns the visitor with a stuffed crocodile and a woodwork along the nave with 80 niches 53 of them contain a sculpture 27 are empty The sculptured series of large natural looking statues is made of cloth and sheets glued together in layers papier maché and represent believers of different rank and epochs who testify to the miraculous virtues of the Madonna creating in the Sanctuary a uniquely dark and strange atmosphere The woodwork is painted in Pompeian red and there are also ex voto decorations like hands hearts great and small boils facial masks babies in swaddling clothes eyes winged cherubs and small heads forming garlands and strange geometric shapes all derived from a rich imagination The wax used for these decorations is commonly used in churches using the remains of the candles burnt by the faithful In the sanctuary 130 votive tablets are preserved residual of thousands without counting the embroidered quadrettis hearts of various materials The decorations make one think of the churches of Latin America The pilgrim who comes here

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/santuarioi.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • The Mincio's Boatmen - Mantua
    here Sailing up the Po River to Governolo and from Governolo against the current on the Mincio River Mantua has Etruscan origin and became a Roman domain Here was born the most important Latin poet Publio Virgilio Marone representing the ethnic complex of native Etruscans Gallic and Romans Mantua renowned for its architectural splendour and medieval charm is a town rich in history and ducal splendour of the Gonzaga one

    Original URL path: http://www.fiumemincio.it/mantovai.htm (2016-02-10)
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