The construction of the town of Sabbioneta began in 1580 by Vespasiano Gondzaga. He wants to build the perfect city based on the ideas of ancient Athens and Rome. But this idea died with him. Sabbioneta is located southwest of the city of Mantua.
Sabbioneta is housed in a hexagon of city walls and is a real delight with its tidy streets and beautiful buildings. Interesting to visit are: the Palace with the Garden and the Church of the Virgin with the Crown, where Vespasiano is buried; The Ducal Palace; The Olympic Theater and others.