Historical map of Mantua

G. Bertazzolo, Urbis Mantuae Descriptio (1628), Mantua, Municipal Library.

Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga corresponds to the building indicated by the arrow.

Built starting from 1577, defined in the second half of the seventeenth century, Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga engulfed the central compartment of the ancient houses of the Valenti, in the district that was first called Sant’Egidio and, later, del Cervo, due to the heraldic coat of arms assigned to it.