The Cimiteri della Certosa in Ferrara is a magnificent Renaissance structure that is located inside the walls of the city presently and is situated within the city limits of the Herculean Addition. The cemetery was initially founded as the Carthusian Order monastery in 1461 by the Duke Borso. However, the suppression of the religious orders by Napoleon led to the closure of the monastery in the late-1700s and it became the cemetery of the city in 1813.
The major highlights of this cemetery are:
The church of St. Christopher which can be distinguished by
- The Latin cross and a beautiful interior with twelve side chapels.
- The Renaissance motifs on the 18th century white marble portal of the facade.
- The stunning arches which rise from the base of every two chapels that have been ornamented with marble bas-reliefs indicating the emblems of the royal family.
- A stunning painting by Carlo Bononi and two smaller oil paintings.
Tombs of several illustrious personalities such as Borso d'Este, Giovanni Boldini, Filippo de Pisis and so on.
You can just take a break here from your tour and enjoy the calm and tranquil beauty of this place by soaking yourself in the history of the ancestors of Ferrara.
Cimitero Della Certosa Travel Tips
- Please check whether the church and the cemetery are open before planning a visit to this place.
How to Reach Cimitero Della Certosa
- Nearest train stations: Bologna Centrale AV
- Bologna Zanolini
- Casalecchio Garibaldi
- Casalecchio Di Reno
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95% of people who visit Ferrara include Cimitero Della Certosa in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
46.6% of people start their Cimitero Della Certosa visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Cimitero Della Certosa
91.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cimitero Della Certosa