Gonzaga Room

The Gonzaga Room is the meeting place of the ancient and the modern. Next to the impressive “Nove piccoli vasi” (Nine small vases) by Pizzi Canella there are three Gonzaga portraits from the Scarpari Forattini collection of Mantova. From 1580 there is a portrait of Luigi Gonzaga as a child by Sofonisba Anguissola, good friend of of Marta Tana Santena, the mother of the future Saint. Dating from the first decade of the seventeenth century are portraits of Vincenzo Gonzaga and his wife Eleonora de Medici. On the table, where breakfast is served, there is a marble sculpture by Carrara depicting two wrestlers adjacent to the “Ace of Cups” from 1500.