Saint Andrew’s Basilica

Last update 1 February 2023

Piazza Mantegna, 1



Phone: +39 0376 320220

Website: Saint Andrew’s Basilica


Public Transport

From the railway station (B) you can travel on APAM lines: 4C / 4S / 4T / 12. Once you reach Piazza Sordello (A), the building is roughly a 5-minute walk away.

All APAM buses are equipped with a lifting platform and there is a voice announcement service for stops on urban routes. At the moment, in order to receive adequate assistance, notification of the intention to use the service is required no later than two working days before use.

For further information, please visit: APAM - Servizi per la mobilità

By car

The Basilica is in the ZTL (limited traffic zone). Holders of disabled badges can access by notifying in advance by filling in the on line form Prenotazione ZTL Pass Disabili or by writing to

To request the lowering of the Pilomat (bollard) and for other information, please call the following number: 800-505454 (freephone number – for national call only) or +39 0376 338 888)

For further information on traffic and parking in Mantua, visit: ASTER Mantova



Entrance to the building

The main entrance is located in Piazza Mantegna, via an elevated pronaos with seven steps, equipped with handrails, on either side of the majestic façade.

There is an entrance that is accessible to all from Piazza Leon Battista Alberti, where there is a barrier-free pathway surfaced with tactile flooring for the visually impaired which makes it possible to reach the elevated level of the pronaos. Of the three doors present, the one on the left is equipped with a wooden ramp to overcome a step.





Visitor route

The main hall is completely level and free of architectural barriers, allowing the visit of the site and participation in the main religious services.

The lower crypt, containing the reliquary of the Precious Blood and the Sacred Vases, is only accessible via a steep and narrow staircase, meaning that it is not accessible to all.


The toilets are not accessible by people with disabilities (as indicated by law).

Additional facilities

There are no additional facilities and no services to facilitate knowledge of the church by blind and visually impaired persons.