Ferrara Things to Do

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  • 1. Castello Estense

    Not for nothing is to find this town on the world heritage list of UNESCO. The town is a leading example of a Renaissance era of the court of the Estense, whose indelible traces everywhere. An...

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  • 2. Duomo - Cathedral

    Definitely not to be missed during a reconnaissance of Ferrara is the beautiful medieval cathedral, Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire, which are both recognizable as Romanesque Gothic style...

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  • 3. Palazzo dei Diamanti

    Walk out from the center and follow the alley, you'll came to this beautiful building. The Palazzo dei Diamanti has its internal garden. However, that is a lot less spectacular as the exterior by...

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  • 4. Casa Romei

    Casa Romei is not only a beautiful high-class palace. It also houses a museum, consisting mainly of painted rooms. At the ground-floor you must admire the painted rooms of the Prophets and of the...

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  • 5. Corso Ercole I d'Este

    Another fine example of the architecture of the Renaissance, whose main feature of interest is the superb marble gate. The dominant architectural element in this building is the magnificent portal,...

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  • 6. Palazzo Municipale - Town Hall

    Palazzo Municipale is located across from the cathedral. The façade that faces the church is called Volto del Cavallo, the Face of the Horse. That is because the main entrance is flanked by two...

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  • 7. Historical Centre

    A narrow medieval core is erond with wide streets, a center of the Renaissance. There are not only surviving numerous palaces dating from the 16th century, the town now breathes the culture and...

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  • 8. Piazza Savonarola

    At the side of Piazza Savonarola is a marble monument which shows the various depths of floods during the past centuries. The city has been covered with watered numerous times and it is amazing how...

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  • 9. Museo del Duomo - Cathedral Museum

    The Cathedral Museum is worth to see, one of the unexpected highlights of Ferrara. From the point of view of art, the originality of the museum lies in the quality of its collections, in fact...

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  • 10. San Francesco

    Overlooking a vast square you will find the church of St. Francis, another church in Ferrara, this was open and we could view inside. This church is founded by the Franciscans when the saint who found...

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  • 11. Events and Festivals

    Our experience of Ferrara was that of its Palio di San Giorgio. For a newly wed couple their union will always be entwined with il palio (see photo #3). These photos were captured outside Castello...

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  • 12. Piazza Trento Trieste

    A place for everyone, where people meet each other, It's quite a big square where you surrounded by historical building and so unique to its style. There was a market held that day, it says, its a...

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  • 13. Palazzo Giulio d'Este

    The palace was among the first to rise on the Via degli Angeli, elegant street of the new urban circumference.The building was built and designed by Biagio Rossetti and has many of the very original...

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  • 14. Certosa

    We walk most of the time during our visit in Ferrara, we have the chance to rent a bike, but we prefer walking. This cemetery is quite a long walk from town center. If I remember we walk a few alleys...

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  • 15. Torre dell'Orologio

    The bell tower of the cathedral was built in the 1412 on a project of Leon Battista Alberti, but it was stopped at the fourth floor in 1596. The bell tower is the only monument of the town entirely...

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  • 16. Palazzo Turchi di Bagno

    On the same street where other historical buildings are located just opposite to Palazzo dei Diamanti a place that never miss. The building was designed in 1492 by architect Biagio Rossetti who later...

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  • 17. Castle Rooms

    Notes from the web "The Ducal Chapel is a charming room with marbles and gilded wood. The fresco on the ceiling portrays the four Evangelists. It is traditionally believed that this chapel was...

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  • 18. Piazza Ariostea

    On our way back from the Jewish Cemetery we took another route and we pass to this park. The small, oval Piazza Ariostea is a pleasant place of green in the city. In the center of a column stands a...

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  • 19. Porta Paola -Paola Gate

    We happen to found a parking space in front of the gate. The town center is still a few hundred meters away from the gate , due to pedestrian town we obligated to leave your car here. The gate was...

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  • 20. Palazzo Bevilacqua

    This building has unique exterior which looks different, another historical monument of the city of Ferrara, located in Voltapaletto. The facade which was attributed to the architect Giovan Battista...

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  • 21. Street Scene

    Ferrara is a very lively city, with narrow and small alleys. Even though the street neatly patched up you can use the old atmosphere and can enjoy walking. From here there is more adorableness in...

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  • 22. Hall of the Games

    Notes from the web "This room is decorated with a series of frescoes representing young boys playing as well as four scenes of ancient games. On the longer walls you can see thr Game with leather...

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  • 23. Palazzo Prosperi -Sacrati

    Palazzo Prosperi - Sacrati was the first building to be constructed on the Quadrivio. It was supposed to be the home of Francesco da Castello, who was a personal physician of Ercole I d'Este. Works on...

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  • 24. San Giuliano

    The small church of San Giuliano lies at the end of Piazzetta Castello, next to the castle. It was built in 1405 in Italian Gothic style (which is different from North-European Gothic). Unfortunately...

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  • 25. Santa Maria in Vado

    The name of the church Santa Maria in Vado derives from the fact that it was built on a guado or vado (ford). The church is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood because of a miracle that took place on...

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