Basilica di Sant’Andrea

designed by Leon Battista Alberti to house the relic of Preziosissimo Sangue di Cristo, of which the people of Mantua consider itself as the true guardian.
Alberti’s construction site, a masterpiece and example of Renaissance architecture, remained unfinished. In the following centuries Antonio Maria Viani added a crypt to house the holy relic and in the XVIII century Filippo Juvara designed the grand dome that currently towers over the city.

CityMantovaAddressPiazza Andrea Mantegna, 46100 Mantova MN,