Artistical experiences Ferrara, a magical city
guida turistica ferrara

Our tour starts in Piazza della Repubblica near Castello Estense, built for the Este family in 1385. This is the most representative of the city.


This is the most representative of the city. Next we visit the cathedral of San Giorgio, a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic elements. Then we head to the cathedral museum – highlights include the precious doors of the pipe organ, painted by Cosmè Tura, and twelve stunning tiles representing the months of the year.We walk through the former Jewish ghetto to Via delle Volte and the main street, Corso Ercole I d’Este, which was part of the “Addizione Erculea” (an urban project to enlarge the city, developed by Ercole I in the 15th century). There you can see the famous Diamond Palace, covered in 8,000 pyramid-shaped stones. You can opt to include many other significant buildings and monuments, which are the key to the city’s magic. For example, Palazzo Schifanoia is worth a visit for its remarkable cycle of paintings. Art-lovers should also visit the Benedictine Monastery of Sant’Antonio in Polesine, which features beautiful 13th- and 14th-century frescoes by artists influenced by Giotto. We also suggest a visit to the National Art Gallery, which houses numerous 14th- 17th-century paintings by various Ferrara artists. Archeology enthusiasts should visit the National Archeological Museum inside the Costabili Palace. There you will discover the history of the city, which was a flourishing port known as Spina during the Etruscan domination from the 6th to the 3rd century B.C. By the end of our tour, you will truly have discovered the magic of Ferrara...

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guida turistica ferrara
guida turistica ferrara

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