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Mantua is Italy's 2016 culture capital (2)

Shortlisted in June along with nine others

(ANSA) - Roma, October 27 - Mantua has been chosen as Italian culture capital in 2016, the culture ministry's jury announced Tuesday. The Lombard city was the erstwhile princely seat of the House of Gonzaga from the 14th to the 18th centuries, and its historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. The northern city was shortlisted along with nine other candidates by the culture ministry in June. The selection comes with one million euros from the culture ministry.


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