In Ferrara in 1385, a dangerous revolt convinced Niccolò II d’Este of the need to erect mighty de ...
Estense CastlePublic buildings
Estense Castlepublic buildings
The cathedral of Ferrara dates from the 12th century and bears witness to all the historical periods ...
The magnificent Palazzo dei Diamanti, at the centre of the Addizione Erculea, on the important cross ...
Palazzo dei DiamantiPublic buildings
Palazzo dei Diamantipublic buildings
Begun in 1245, the City Hall was the residence of the Este family until the 16th century. ...
Palazzo MunicipalePublic buildings
Palazzo Municipalepublic buildings
The walls, stretching for nine kilometres, surround Ferrara almost entirely, forming one of the most ...
Corso Ercole I d’EstePublic squares and streets
Corso Ercole I d’Estepublic squares and streets
This very special oval piazza set below ground level and also famous for the races of the Palio, is ...
Piazza AriosteaPublic squares and streets
Piazza Ariosteapublic squares and streets
In the heart of the medieval city lies the ghetto, an area which conserves the memories of the centu ...
Jewish GhettoPublic squares and streets
Jewish Ghettopublic squares and streets
The museum, housed on the first floor of the Palazzo Costabili, exhibits the findings of the Etrusca ...
National Archaeological MuseumMuseums and galleries
National Archaeological Museummuseums and galleries
The Charterhouse, built by Borso d’Este in 1461, was transformed into a monumental cemetery at the ...
Set in the heart of the medieval city, the monastery still gives the sense of isolation and tranquil ...
Monastery of Sant’Antonio in PolesineSacral objects
Monastery of Sant’Antonio in Polesinesacral objects
The Villa is a splendid example of a 16th-century high-class residence and was once surrounded by ma ...
Palazzina Marfisa d’EstePublic buildings
Palazzina Marfisa d’Estepublic buildings
The name of the palace derives from the motto 'schivar la noia' meaning 'avoid tedium' and refers to ...
Palazzo SchifanoiaMuseums and galleries
Palazzo Schifanoiamuseums and galleries
A masterpiece of Romanesque art, Pomposa Abbey can be seen from a distance with its towering campani ...
Abbey of PomposaSacral objects
Abbey of Pomposasacral objects
This important building, the massive and elegant hunting castle, was built by the last Duke of Ferra ...
Este Castle of MesolaCity walls and forts
Este Castle of Mesolacity walls and forts
It 's the most significant evidence of the efforts made in the hydraulic protection of the territory ...
Torre AbateCity walls and forts
Torre Abatecity walls and forts
Voghenza was a Roman city called Vicus Aventinus or Vico Habentia: an administrative hub of vast imp ...
Roman Necropolis of VoghenzaArchaeological sites
Roman Necropolis of Voghenzaarchaeological sites
Built in around the year 1000, it was extended and reinforced by the Este family in 1362. ...
Rocca Possente di StellataCity walls and forts
Rocca Possente di Stellatacity walls and forts
This work by the court architect, Pietro Benvenuto degli Ordini, was carried out for Borso d'Este an ...
Delizia Estense di BenvignantePublic buildings
Delizia Estense di Benvignantepublic buildings
Built in 1435, the Delizia del Belriguardo was the first to be built outside the walls of Ferrara. I ...
Delizia Estense di BelriguardoPublic buildings
Delizia Estense di Belriguardopublic buildings
In the small village of Gambulaga, set in the green countryside, stands this quaint Estense turreted ...
Delizia Estense del VerginesePublic buildings
Delizia Estense del Verginesepublic buildings
This is a monumental complex of great importance, where the bishops of Ferrara stayed until the peri ...
Villa della MensaPublic buildings
Villa della Mensapublic buildings
The reason for which this singular structure was built lies in the need for defending the city. ...
TreppontiPublic squares and streets
Treppontipublic squares and streets
The imposing eel pickling factory at Comacchio is a piece of the delta's history. Life in the Valli ...
The Pickling FactoryMuseums and galleries
The Pickling Factorymuseums and galleries
Although land reclamation has reduced their size, the marshes are still one of the largest lagoon sy ...
The Valleys of ComacchioParks and gardens
The Valleys of Comacchioparks and gardens
The Campotto Oasis is part of the Po Delta Park and represents an important rest area for migratory ...
Campotto oasisParks and gardens
Campotto oasisparks and gardens
The Gran Bosco della Mesola covers an area of 1,058 hectares which represent the remains of a woodla ...
Mesola WoodParks and gardens
Mesola Woodparks and gardens