Ferrara Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

 

 

 

Ferrara is a fascinating historical town in Northern Italy’s picturesque Po Valley.

Its elegant Renaissance palaces, spectacular castles and well-planned city center are testimonies of the town’s glorious past. In recognition of its cultural importance UNESCO has declared Ferrara as a World Heritage Site.

During the long rule of the powerful Dukes of Este, Ferrara flourished as a center of arts and attracted legendry Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Titan.

You can come here easily through the Bologna international airport, just 40 km from this town. Then a 30-minute train journey will bring you to this enchanting Renaissance gem.

Places of historical importance and leading hotels are located in the Old Town and they are all within easy walking distance. The 12th century Cathedral is an imposing building, built before the Dukes came to power.

 

With its spectacular façade and many works of Renaissance painters and sculptors placed in and around the Cathedral, it is a major tourist attraction.

The Castello Estense is the town’s most iconic edifice. It is a massive castle with four corner towers, surrounded by a moat with three drawbridges. It was constructed in late 14th century as a formidable fortress and, some 150 years later, massive modifications were carried out to turn it into a graceful castle.

Take a panoramic view of the town and the countryside from one of the pleasant balconies which were once fortified parapets for detecting intruding enemies. Significado de emojis

Palazzo dei Diamanti is one of the finest palaces in Italy. Its name is derived from its façade made of thousands of white marble blocks with pink veins resembling diamonds.

Casa Romei
, built as a residence, is perhaps the best preserved Renaissance building in Italy. Its spacious courtyard is dominated by a large monogram of Christ in terracotta.

Ferrara is surrounded by protective walls built during the Renaissance period. The best way to explore around the walls in this bicycle-crazy town is to hire one. Then walk on top of the walls and view the town on side and the rocky landscape on the other side.

 

There are many more places to see within the Old Town, including the Schifanoia Palace, Ariosto’s House, the Synagogue and the Jewish Museum. Walk along the narrow streets and enjoy the Town’s quaint ambience.

Good hotels and bed-and-breakfast places are available. The best place to stay is undoubtedly the Suite Duomo Hotel overlooking the central square and the façade of the cathedral below. At around $50 a night it is quite reasonable.

You don’t have to go far to enjoy the nightlife.
You will find many good restaurants and bars lining the cobblestone side streets offering excellent local cuisine and exquisite wines.



If you fancy the illusion of being in the Renaissance era
, come to Ferrara and spend some time in the Old Town!

Ferrara Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

Ferrara Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions

Its elegant Renaissance palaces, spectacular castles and well-planned city center are testimonies of the town’s glorious past. In recognition of its cultural

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Ferrara Travel Guide & Tourist Attractions
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