Mantra on Northbourne.
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Renaissance art and accommodation

THE exclusive Renaissance exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra from December 9 through to April 9, 2012 offers audiences an unparalleled chance to see paintings by some of the greatest European artists.

From Raphael and Botticelli, to Bellini and Titian, more than 70 works on canvas and panel will be on display, made between 1400 and 1600 by painters in northern and central Italy.

And for those travelling to the nation's capital to experience the magic of the Renaissance years can relax in stylish comfort with Mantra and Breakfree.

Located in the CBD with shopping and nightlife at your doorstep, Mantra on Northbourne has a Renaissance experience package including accommodation in a hotel room, two tickets to the exhibition and a bottle of wine on arrival, from $199* until January 31, or from $219* after February 1, 2012.

Mantra on Northbourne offers a choice of hotel rooms or superior one or two bedroom apartments, restaurant, 24 hour room service, gymnasium, indoor heated pool and sauna. 

Alternatively, BreakFree Capital Tower has family packages which include accommodation in a spacious two bedroom lakeside apartment, family pass for two adults and two children to the exhibition and complimentary parking from $359* per night until January 31, or from $399* after February 1, 2012.

BreakFree Capital Tower is located on the picturesque northern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin and enjoys stunning views over the lake, the towering Brindabella Ranges and the sparkling lights of Canberra City.

The property boasts one, two and three bedroom apartments with most boasting spacious balconies and a range of leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, sauna, gym, squash court, tennis court and BBQ area. 

Exhibition tickets included in all accommodation packages can be utilised anytime within the opening hours of the gallery. 

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