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Guided Tour of Te Palace of Mantua
Guided Tour of Te Palace of Mantua
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from: $85

Artistic hub in Mantua, that deserves to be suitably explained is Palazzo Te, a suburban villa devoted to the pleasures of leisure. Architect Giulio Romano, as the heir of his great master Raphael, is called from Rome to build and decorate this Renaissance villa between 1525 and 1535, inspired by ancient Roman villas. Palazzo Te is an exemplary model of the Mannerist style as about architecture and an outstanding example of 16th century Italian painting. The name of the building derives from that of the place where it was built: the “island of Tejeto”, abbreviated as “Te”, where mantuan Lords held the ducal stables for the breeding of famous Gonzaga thoroughbred trained for battlefields and tournaments.

Mantua Guided Walking Tour
Mantua Guided Walking Tour
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from: $53

Walk through the streets and squares of Mantova, discovering its history and the most important monuments. This tour covers only the exteriors (streets and squares).

day Trip from Verona to Lake Garda
day Trip from Verona to Lake Garda
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from: $609

Your English-speaking driver will pick you up at your hotel in Verona and in about 30 minutes you will arrive to Valpolicella. First stop to Vogadori one of the best winery of the area. The tasting of Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella wines will make you the flavors and aromas of this area, our cellar is the perfect setting: surrounded by vineyards, you will be accompanied to appreciate and discover Valpolicella with its wines. Then from Valpolicella your driver will take you to the discovery of Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian lakes. The intense color of the water, with a strong blue color and transparency which are hard to find, make Garda Lake a unique destination capable of hosting visitors and lovers for relaxing holidays, sport, entertainment and the joy in discover its many sites. Before returning to Verona, your driver will stop in Sirmione where you can taste a good Italian ice cream.

Palazzo Ducale Mantova - Private Guide led Guided Tour
Palazzo Ducale Mantova - Private Guide led Guided Tour
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from: $117

Gonzaga's Residences tour. Mantua owes its beautiful Renaissance monuments to the Gonzaga Lords, who ruled the Mantuan Duchy for almost four centuries, and during their reign they made the city into a Court of grand splendor. The Gonzaga loved both luxury and power, and they lived in somptuous residences such as the huge Palazzo Ducale, their royal residence and the amazing Palazzo Te, intended as place of leisure and pleasure. The Ducal Palace with the gorgeous “Bridal Chamber” by Mantegna and the Te Palace by Giulio Romano’s genius, are some magnificent residences built by the Gonzagas, and an absolute must-see.

Mantua Ducal Palace Entry Ticket
Mantua Ducal Palace Entry Ticket
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from: $29

The Ducal Palace of Mantua is a complex of buildings built over a long period – from the beginnings of the 14th all the way to the 17th century. During the latter period, the main ruling family of Mantua, the Gonzaga, experienced their decline. The complex is formed by about 500 rooms and covers a surface of almost 34.000 square meters. To create the palace, the most important artists of the various eras were called by the powerful Gonzaga family with the task to increase the magnificence of their residence. The more significant names are Bartolino da Novara, who projected and directed the construction of San Giorgio Castle, as well as Antonio Pisano, known as Pisanello, who realized a famous cycle of frescoes inspired by the legend of King Arthur, Andrea Mantegna, artist of the famous  Camera Picta or "Chamber of the Newlyweds", and Giulio Romano, famous for both his paintings and the scenographic project of the architectural creations.

Mantua St. George’s Castle and Ducal Palace Private Walking Tour
Mantua St. George’s Castle and Ducal Palace Private Walking Tour
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from: $138

Explore two of Mantua’s highlights on a privately guided tour of St. George’s Castle and the Ducal Palace. Meet your personal guide and tour St George’s, built by the Gonzaga family in 1406. Admire the towers and interiors, including the ‘Bridal Chamber,’ with its frescoes by Andrea Mantegna. Then, visit the Ducal Palace, the Gonzagas’ royal residence, to take in its history and fresco-painted rooms. Please remember that St. George’s Castle admission at your own expense.

Half-day Guided tour of Mantua City Centre and Ducal Palace
Half-day Guided tour of Mantua City Centre and Ducal Palace
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from: $127

Discover Mantua, Unesco World Heritage Site since 2008 and 2016 Italian capital of culture. Join this engaging 3-hours tour and explore Mantua city centre and the Ducal Palace, one of Italy's greatest treasures, with a professional private local guide. Mantua surprises its visitors by her exceptional character: Small but spectacular, from every corner the city of Mantua offers an encounter with history and beauty. Visit Mantua, where artistic wonders, great food and sheer beauty conspire to make life sweeter.

Mantua: 2-hour guided walking experience
Mantua: 2-hour guided walking experience
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from: $53

Being in Mantua means to be in a world apart. This city, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, was designed by the famous noble family of Gonzaga together with some of the greatest artists at that time. In fact, history and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Mantua. Take part in this 2-hour walking tour and explore the historical centre of the city. Your tour starts from the courtyards of Palazzo Ducale and you will pass through St. Giorgio Castle as well as Casa del Rigoletto. Then, you will stroll throughout the ancient and small streets and admire the most important and symbolic places of this city, such as Piazza Erbe with its Clock Tower. The walking tour will end in front of Basilica of Sant’Andrea made by Leon Battista Alberti. Join this tour and you will find out not only the most important places but also unknown spots full of intrigues and secrets.

Private pasta-making class at a local
Private pasta-making class at a local's home with tasting in Mantua
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from: $154

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a selection of local wine. During the lesson, the local home cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Mantova Centro Storico - Tour a piedi con Guida Privata
Mantova Centro Storico - Tour a piedi con Guida Privata
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from: $117

Mantua, 'the City on Water of the Gonzagas'. This tour's highlights: Piazza Sordello with Duomo, Bishop’s Palace, Palazzo Ducale with its courtyards and gardens, Piazza Broletto and Piazza Erbe with Palazzo Comunale and Palazzo della Ragione, Clock Tower, Rotonda of S. Lorenzo and Basilica of S. Andrea, Via Orefici with the Canal “Rio”. On request visit to the Academy Theatre (Teatro Bibiena) entrance ticket €. 2,00

Mantua Private Walking Tour
Mantua Private Walking Tour
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from: $138

You will discover the Unesco city of Mantua from the gardens of the ducal residence of the Gonzaga lords, the magnificent Palazzo Ducale and the cathedral overlooking the cobblestones Visit the fantastic historic center. The tour lasts about 2.30 min more included in the price you will have the ticlet to visit the palace independently.

Local Market Tour and Dining experience at a local
Local Market Tour and Dining experience at a local's home in Mantua
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from: $147

Visit the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes from Mantua treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.  Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). At the end of the experience, take your souvenir back home: the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Private Tour Lazing Between the Giants
Private Tour Lazing Between the Giants
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from: $53

Journey to discover the "Villa degli Ozi", wanted by Federico II as a place of relaxation, quiet, fun and ... much more!

Mantua City Centre Walking Tour
Mantua City Centre Walking Tour
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from: $111

Guided walking tour in Mantua with a friendly, English-speaking local guide. Food, art, nature and a welcoming atmosphere; that’s what makes Mantua one of the best cities to visit in Italy. Discover the Gonzaga family's incredible legacy, where Shakespeare’s Romeo was banished, Verdi’s Rigoletto was set and Opera was born. Discover an amazing Unesco World Heritage Site and the reason why the greatest Italian Renaissance writer, Torquato Tasso, wrote “...Mantua is a magnificent town, worth a thousand mile travel to see it...”

Private Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina
Private Pasta & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Mantua
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from: $154

Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and taste the fruit of your labour for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Small-group Street food tour in Mantua
Small-group Street food tour in Mantua
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from: $94

Dive into Mantua like a local foodie. Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops, tasting as you go. Visit a selection of small local shops, learn about the typical products of the city while tasting them. A delicious way to discover Mantua and its gastronomy! • Street food tasting tour • Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops • Sample some of Mantua typical street food staples • Do some sightseeing in Mantua as you walk from tasting to tasting • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people for an authentic food experience Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina
Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Mantua
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from: $154

Don't lose the opportunity to become a "pizzaiolo" (pizza-maker) and a great tiramisu maker! Enter a local home, connect with an expert home cook and discover how Italian mamma and nonnas used to prepare awesome pizza at home. With this private hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to make pizza and tiramisù from scratch from a real Italian family. To complete your feast, enjoy what you have prepared for lunch or dinner with a selection of local wine included. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family with a pizza party once you come back home! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Ricotta Cheese Making at the Farmhouse
Ricotta Cheese Making at the Farmhouse
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from: $56

Meet your friendly local guide and farmer, and learn all about cheese-making traditions. You will meet happy cows and you will have the opportunity for relaxing in a rural atmosphere. Enjoy a ricotta tasting.

CSTRents - Mantova Segway PT Authorized Tour
CSTRents - Mantova Segway PT Authorized Tour
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from: $119

• 3-hour Segway tour lead by an expert local guide • See top Mantova. From piazza Marconi to piazza Mantegna that, together with the adjacent piazza Erbe, forms the city centre where stands the Saint Andrew’s Basilica, celebrated work of the Renaissance art. We get to the picturesque piazza Erbe with its medieval buildings; the Reason’s Palace and Saint Laurence’s Rotunda being the most outstanding ones. We arrive in piazza Sordello to admire the Ducal Palace or Gonzaga Royal Palace and moreover the Cathedral and Bonacolsi Palace, and then we continue towards the lakes. Our back course gets onto piazza Castello and provides even more surprises before heading back, along comfortable and safe paths, to the arrival at the Tea Palace. • Hear tales of colorful history from a knowledgeable guide • Enjoy a Segway sightseeing tour that’s suitable for all fitness levels • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience

Dining experience at a local
Dining experience at a local's home in Mantua with show cooking
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from: $90

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes from Mantua treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Mantova
Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Mantova
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from: $265

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Mantova, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!

Jewish Mantua
Jewish Mantua
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from: $92

Upon booking and warning to the Rabbi, it will be possible to visit the Norsa Torrazzo Synagogue which, being still a place of worship, usually cannot be visited.

Discovery Private Tour of the Gonzaga Palace
Discovery Private Tour of the Gonzaga Palace
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from: $95

The city in the city, a symbol of the power and wealth of the Gonzagasch dynasty, hides within it small treasures, surprises, games and wonders that will amaze and fascinate you.

Vacation Photographer in Mantova
Vacation Photographer in Mantova
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from: $265

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Mantova to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Mantova vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Mantova has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!

Local Market Tour and Dining experience at a local
Local Market Tour and Dining experience at a local's home in Mantua
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from: $147

Visit the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes from San Gimignano treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Mantua private walking tour with a local guide
Mantua private walking tour with a local guide
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from: $122

Join this guided tour of downtown Mantua, a very fascinating and yet little-known town in the Lombardy region enlisted by UNESCO among the Worldâs Heritage. Admire its particular monuments and the typical "piazze" and enjoy its Renaissance atmosphere!

Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina
Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home with Tastings in Mantua
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from: $154

Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home,  learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Mantua cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a local: Learn & Enjoy in Mantua
The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a local: Learn & Enjoy in Mantua
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from: $111

Your day in Mantua is just winding down, the sun's about to set... It's time for an Aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir.  Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art; you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red. This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Mantua
Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Mantua
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from: $138

Italy has a vast and varied culinary heritage, and our local hosts are proud to share its hidden secrets. Share your passion for Italian gastronomy with other lovely guests, immerse yourself in the vibrant local market and enjoy an authentic hands-on cooking class. You'll visit the local market with your Cesarina host, who will teach you all about how to select the best ingredients with the seasons. Then, you'll return to their home, warm up with an Italian Aperitivo and enjoy the class. You'll learn how to make one iconic Pasta type, typical of the city you are visiting, and the famous Tiramisu. After the class, you will enjoy everything you've prepared with local wines. This experience is the perfect choice if you want to encounter the real Italian regional gastronomy through genuine connections, food, and friendship.

Share your Pasta Love: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Mantua
Share your Pasta Love: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Mantua
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from: $105

You can't visit Italy without trying at least one pasta dish... So, we'll teach you two! Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina. As the icing on the cake you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. • Learn to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand • Learn to make 2 iconic pasta types • Learn to make the iconic tiramisu • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 12 people. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine with other lovely guests • Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-up Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country. They are welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in Mantua
Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in Mantua
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from: $164

Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes.  Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina
Local Market Visit and Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home in Mantua
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from: $200

Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of cuisine from Mantua and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

Private SUP tour in Mantua Città d
Private SUP tour in Mantua Città d'Acqua
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from: $42

The activity combines physical training, immersion in nature, discovery of the city of Mantua and relaxation. Parco del Mincio is a magical place that changes every season. The B & BCasanonni is the starting point located where the Mincio opens into Lake Superior, creating a unique habitat that hosts a very rich biodiversity protected by the Ansa e Valli del Mincio Nature Reserve. In particular we will observe the ISLAND OF THE RED HERONS. The habitat that will be observed is unique starting from the approach and immersion of the lotus flowers, skirting the island of the purple herons or also called heronry, then approaching wooded shores. Focus of interest: description of the humid environment, lotus flower characteristics, other aquatic plant species of interest, close-up observation of a heronry of red herons with the possibility of seeing the nests built on the gray willow islands or on the reeds.

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