The Cimitero Ebraico di Ferrara or the Jewish Cemetery in Ferrara is situated in the area that belonged to the Jewish community since the 17th century. Formerly known as the ‘Garden of the Jews’, the cemetery was robbed and destroyed by the Inquisition in the 18th century. Many marbles from the tombs were then taken and used to build the column of the statue of Borso d'Este at the Town Hall of Ferrara.
Presently, the tombs in this cemetery date back to only the 19th century and one of the most beautiful ones is the tomb of the author Giorgio Bassani, who died in 2000 and which was created by the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
A walk through this cemetery inspires a deep sense of melancholia which is heightened by the cruel Jewish historical legacy of this place. Surrounded by overgrown vegetation, this secluded cemetery has the ability to create a deep sense of peace in your soul with its haunting silences that envelope the tombstones. A major highlight of this place is a large ginkgo plant, which is actually a native plant of the Far East.
Cimitero Ebraico Di Ferrara Travel Tips
- The Jewish Cemetery is an ideal place to take afternoon walks.
- The place is a bit unkempt and you’ll have to find your way through overgrown vegetation in order to read the plaques on the tombstones.
Entrance Ticket Details For Cimitero Ebraico Di Ferrara
- The entry to the cemetery is free, however, you may have to ring the bell of the house of the caretaker.
How to Reach Cimitero Ebraico Di Ferrara
- No. 4c 3c from the train station and from the center, at Porta Mare Montebello.
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76.53% of people who visit Ferrara include Cimitero Ebraico Di Ferrara in their plan
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71.21% of people start their Cimitero Ebraico Di Ferrara visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cimitero Ebraico Di Ferrara
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