Via Arturo Cassoli
Via Arturo Cassoli is a pleasant street of Ferrara, bordered with trees and providing a bicycle and pedestrian land. It would be a street like many others in this city, if it wasn't for a beautiful house full of flowers.
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Museo della Catedrale
This shot shows the cloisters of the now deconsecrated church on via San Romano.
It is a quality site with some fine marble reliefs of the "Labours of the Months" from the 12th century and many other objets d'art from medieval times.
It, too, is open Tuesday to Sunday and entry is by donation.
Il Palio di San Giorgio: Contrade Banners
“In Ferrara the streets are marvelously long and straight. On the corners formed by the crossing of two of the longest and straightest of these streets stand four palaces.”
— from “Italian Journeys” 1867 by William Dean Howells (1837-1920)
The parade that proceeds the running of the races at il Palio di San Giorgio winds its way through the streets the Ferrara. The parade is largely organized into the contrade, or neighborhoods, of the city.
At the head of each contrada is the banner carrier announcing which neighborhood follows. Those who carry the contrade banners are called gonfalonieri.
There are eight contrade within Ferrara. They are San Benedetto; San Giacomo; San Giorgio; San Giovanni; San Luca; Santa Maria in Vado; San Paolo and Santo Spirito.
The Country Club Fossadalbero, about 15 kilometres from Ferrara, has its seat in a "Delizia" of the Este family, a magnificent XV century castle, built by the architect Giovanni da Siena and commissioned by the marquis Nicolò III, and completed under the duke Borso. TECHNICAL DATA: 9 holes, metres 1562, par 29 - metres 600, par 27 (Pitch & Putt).
FACILITIES: Practice course, putting green, pitching green, bar, restaurant, swimming-pool, tennis courts, football ground.
SEASON: March to November.
Closing day: Monday
Green fee: 16 Euro.
Green fee for the practice course: 11 Euro.
HOW TO GET THERE: Motorway Bologna - Padova, exit Ferrara nord, follow the northern ring road and then the indication Copparo (on the left). After Boara, turn left to Ruina. Turn left again to Fossadalbero.
Only for Country Club Members
This is a special restaurant that make the mixture between the Ferrara cooking traditions and some new taste.
The cooker don't loose the tradition of the local kitchen, in fact the pasta is fresh hand made every day, like dessert and more. you can choose between two type of menu:
Earth menu - traditional pasta and meat dishes
Sea menu - everithing made with local fishes and seafood