Art and theatre to dream of fantastic worlds

18-month to 18-year-olds: the protagonists of today and tomorrow

A world of artists on the stage… and in the street


Created in 2006, it is the main activity of the Segni d’Infanzia Association.

The only one of its kind in Italy, SEGNI New Generations Festival is an international art and theatre event aimed at boys and girls, children and teenagers aged 18 months to 18 years.

It is designed to involve schools, families and all those who love the theatre, research and the languages of the arts.

Artists and companies from Italy and abroad – among the most renowned and innovative on the world scene – perform in shows, workshops and art itineraries, in Mantua’s most beautiful locations. Support by the President of the Republic – in the form of a Representative Award – is a guarantee of the high quality of the project.

Edition 2023

The 18th SEGNI New Generations Festival, in Mantua from 29 October to 5 November 2023, is approaching.

Click on the “Programme” button above to download the booklet and visit to view the programme day by day!

The ticket office opens on Monday 25 September. For info: | 0376 752882

Join us

You can be part of the audience with your classmates or family, you can help organize and carry out events by becoming a volunteer or put your creativity to the test by entering the Contest or suggesting a show or artistic project.


Do you want to become a Segni volunteer? – Write an email to or call us at +39 0376.752417 for more information.

If you believe in the importance of culture, theater and art, you can contribute with your enthusiasm and your time to the realization of the festival.

We assure you an experience full of emotions, inputs, encounters.

Everyone from 14 years old upwards can participate. Parents’ authorization is required for those under 18.

For those coming from outside Mantua is possible to organize personalized solutions for accommodation based on skills and motivations.

Find out about the tasks in the Call for Volunteers 2023.

Festival delegates


Applications for SEGNI New Generations Festival edition 2024 will open in November 2023.

Tickets office


To request photographic material, insights and interviews with the Artistic Director or scheduled artists write to giving the contact details of the relevant media (name, phone and fax number, website, email address) and of a designated journalist.

The 18th edition of SEGNI New Generations Festival will be in Mantova from October 28 to November 5, 2023.


Press office contact:

Maddalena Peluso + 39.340.6968133 |

DOWNLOAD HERE an excerpt from the 2022 press review


Families and cultural operators from all over Italy and abroad, during the days of SEGNI, choose Mantua as the city where they experience a unique stay between art and theater, combining the vision of the shows with the visit of the historical and artistic places.

Reaching Mantova

By car

  • Highway A22 Modena-Brennero (exits Mantova Sud – località Bagnolo San Vito; Mantova Nord – località San Giorgio di Mantova)
  • Highway A4 Milano-Venezia exits Desenzano, Sirmione, Peschiera e Verona Sud
  • Highwaya A1 exits Parma Est e Reggio Emilia.


Connections from the stations of Milan, Verona, Bologna, Bolzano, Modena, Parma, Padua, Florence, Rome and Bari. The train station is located in the city, a five-minute walk from the historic center in Piazza Don Leoni, 14 .


Mantua can be reached from

Valerio Catullo (Villafranca VR) – 45 mins from Mantua

Orio al Serio (Bergamo) – 1h40 mins by car from Mantua

Milano Malpensa (Milano) – 2h30 by car from Mantua

Milano Linate (Milano) – 1h50 by car from Mantua

Bologna – 1h10 by car from Mantua

Moving around


The bicycle is the most comfortable and fastest way to get around in a city like Mantua, with a good cycle lane infrastructure. Download the RideMovi APP and register on the appropriate one platform for the rental service of bicycles and electric bikes.


Reach all the SEGNI festival venues comfortably and without problems with the lines of APAM! You can buy easily your ticket with the Dropticket and MooneyGo apps. If you park in Campo Canoa or at Palazzo Te you can reach the center with the APAM shuttle, active every day from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays starting at 9:00 am). Consult all the routes and timetables of the APAM lines on apam.itor contact the Customer Care every day from 7:30 to hours 19:00 at +39.0376.230339, via email to on whatsapp at 348 2317678, on Facebook (APAM Mantova) or on Twitter (#apam_mn).

ELECTRIC CAR SHARING  Register on the site and download on smartphone the appropriate app.

RADIO TAXI T. 0376 368844 | M. 335 5959285 |


Ticket office Via Volta / free car park in the immediate vicinity + free car park Piazzale Montelungo / bus stop stadium.

Paying parking spaces blue stripes in Piazza D’Arco, Piazza Virgiliana, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Viale Montello, Piazzale Gramsci, Parcheggio Piazza Seminario, Piazza San Giovanni, Parcheggio Lungo Lago. Anconetta (free on Sunday, as in zone B).

Private and video-monitored car parks Parcheggio Scarsellini (1,80€/h or 12€), Parcheggio Pradella (0,80€/h or 6€ o 3€), Parcheggio Mazzini (a partire da 2€/h or 14€), Parcheggio Gonzaga, Parcheggio Castello (2,50€/h or 20€).

Free parking spaces Piazzale Montelungo (Stadio/Te exchange car park): on the outskirts of Mantua, it is free of charge and offers a free shuttle service (every 10 minutes, every day, except in August) to the centre.
Campo Canoa car park: also free and also with shuttle service (reverse route to the previous one).


  • Albergo Bianchi Stazione

          Piazza Don Eugenio Leoni, 24 – Mantova

          tel. +39.0376.326465

  • Agriturismo Cipolli e Podò – Corte Carlini

Strada Fossamana, 11 – Mantova

          tel. +39.336.641173

Eat and drink



Via Broletto, 16

tel. +39.0376.327826

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Closed on Mondays


Cento Rampini

Traditional Restaurant

Piazza Erbe, 11

tel. +39.0376.366349

Closed on Sunday nights and Mondays


Circolo Culturale Arci Papacqua

International School of Shiatsu

Biobar and vegetarian and vegan restaurant

Via Daino, 1

tel. +39.0376.364636

Closed on Saturday evenings and Sundays




Corte dei Sogliari, 4 (Corso Umberto)

tel. +39.335.6869686

fb: Ristorante Giallozucca

Closed on Thursdays and Sunday night



Restaurant & Cocktail bar

Piazza L.B.Alberti, 19

tel. +39.0376.1506092

Open Saturdays and Sundays at lunch and every night

Closed on Tuesday


La fragoletta


Piazza Arche, 5/a

tel. +39.0376.323300

CLosed on Mondays


LaCucina srl


Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 17

tel. +39.0376.1513735

fb: lacucina.mantova

Closed on Sunday nights and Mondays at lunch


Lo Scalco Grasso

Contemporary Osteria

Via Trieste, 55

tel. +39.349.3747958

fb: Lo Scalco Grasso

Closed on Sunday nights and Mondays at lunch


The festival is a unique opportunity to combine the viewing of performances with a visit to the historical-artistic sites of the city of Mantua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its many museums.

Several SEGNI events have wonderful art places as their locations!

To better organize your visit to the city contact:

Infopoint Casa di Rigoletto, Piazza Sordello, 43, Mantua

Tel. +39.0376.288208

IAT Mantova, Piazza Mantegna, 6, Mantua

Tel. +39.0376.432432



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