Situated in the outer foothills of the Morainic Hills, the town of Volta Mantovana has ancient roots as testified by the old town centre and in particular, by the remains of the ancient castle

Volta Mantovana

"Situated in the outer foothills of the Morainic Hills, the town of Volta Mantovana has ancient roots as testified by the old town centre and in particular, by the remains of the ancient castle. Nestling in the countryside, the castle was originally built in the 11th century and later transformed by the House of Gonzaga in the 14th-15th centuries.
The fortified edifice houses two noble residences: the home of the Gonzaga's Palazzo Cavriani, and Villa Venier. The former features a 16th century facade capped by decorative chimneys and a pretty Italian garden, and is now used as a municipal building. The latter is an ancient renovated Dominican convent. Across the courtyard in front of Palazzo Cavriani are the palace stables which are now used as a venue for exhibitions and large cultural events.
Volta has a full calendar of attractions, organised to promote the local area and its defining features, including the culinary ones. Its location beside the Mincio Natural Park gives Volta Mantovana the added attraction of outstanding natural beauty on its doorstep. The whole area north of the Virgilio canal has in fact been designated a protected site for the huge environmental and natural interest it incorporates.
The town is criss-crossed by cycle trails and paths which provide a natural itinerary from Mantua all the way to Mincio, to be done on foot or by bike."

Patron Saint: Saint Mary Magdalene
Weekly market: Friday (8:00 – 13:00) in the square (Piazza Cantarana)