Ferrara Tourism

A commune in the region of Emilia-Romagna, and the capital of the Province of the same name, Ferrara is a palatial city in the North of Italy. Covering and area of 404.36 sq.km, the city population is about 131,841.

The earliest records of human settlement in the city dated back to 753AD when it appeared in the documents of Lombard King. Centuries later, Obizzo II d'Este was declared the lifelong ruler of Ferrara. It continued as a part of Papal States from 1598 to 1859, during which it was included into the kingdom of Italy after which, new constructions were taken up all over the town.

The beautiful town has great architecture that reflects in its well-planned streets, ancient and medieval castles and beautiful Facades that captivates you the moment you enter the city. The lively sprit and the splendour of the renaissance era gave it a place in the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Ferrara is one of those cities which doesn’t just have the look of a typical tourist place. It is a city that has its own charm and is proud of it. And besides the splendid architecture and historical significance, the city is known to have made its own mark in Literature, paintings, music and cinema.

Despite its rich heritage, the tourism of the city is still going through development process. However, if you are looking for a laid-back vacation in a city that isn’t clustered with tourists, Ferrara is a great choice for your next holiday.

Essential travel information and Ferrara tips for your visit

  • Pack your clothing in such a way that you could accommodate to the sudden changes in the weather.
  • Carry sunblock and blister packets.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Ferrara

  • Save 4% Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara
    Private Day Tour of Ravenna and FerraraNew on TripHobo

    Duration: Flexible

    Enjoy a full-day private tour of Ravenna and nearby Ferrara to explore the major attractions in each city. See Ravenna'sBasil...

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  • Save 11% Ferrara City Center Private Walking Tour
    Ferrara City Center Private Walking TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Enjoy this 3 hours city center private walking tour with a local guide. This tour is a great way to visit Ferrara and learn a...

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  • Save 7% Private walking tour of Ferrara with a local guide
    Private walking tour of Ferrara with a local guideNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Explore Ferrara on this private walking tour and enjoy a splendid city of art with a strong "Renaissance character", revealed...

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  • Know the pollution level of Ferrara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.33 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.24 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 82.93 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ferrara

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.09 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.09 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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