Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Ferrara is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Ferrara a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Ferrara.
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Corso Ercole I d'Este, 21, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Palazzo dei Diamanti is a palace turned exhibition space that is famous for its Renaissance style of architecture. Designed by Biagio Rossetti upon commission by Sigismondo d'Este, brother of Duke Ercole I d'Este in 1492, this art gallery is owned by the Municipality of Ferrara.
The major highlights of the Palazzo dei Diamanti are:
The unique ...
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Via Scandiana 23, Ferrara 44121, Italy
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
The Palazzo Schifanoia is a Renaissance palace that was primarily built as the recreation centre for the Este family, as the name suggests. Built in 1385, the palazzo houses the magnificent collection of the Civic Museum of Ancient Art which includes Greek pottery, manuscripts, ceramics and artefacts of ivories, bronzes and plaques.
The major highl...
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Via Savonarola, 30, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
Casa Romei is an ancient palace situated in the city of Ferrara that has a unique blend of architectural elements from the Medieval and Renaissance ages. The palace was constructed in the 15th century and owned by the famous merchant Giovanni Romei who adorned it on the occasion of his marriage with Polissena d'Este.
The major architectural highlig...
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Via del Gambone, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine was established in the 13th century and is the first female monastery in Ferrara dedicated to St. Anthony the Great. It was founded by the Blessed Beatrice d'Este and has some beautiful frescoes which showcase the Giotto, Byzantine and Renaissance schools of architecture.
The church in the monastery is an e...
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Via Borso d'Este 50, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
07:30 am - 07:30 pm
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 Napo...
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Via San Romano, 1, 44121 Ferrara FE, Italy
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
Enclosed in the former church of San Romano, the Museo della Cattedrale is a part of the Civic Museum of Ancient Arts in Ferrara. It primarily constitutes of works that were exhibited originally in the Ferrara Cathedral. Established in the year 1929, the museum can be accessed through a small yet beautiful square cloister. The major must-see exhibi...
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Corso Ercole I D'Este, Via delle Erbe 29, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
The Addizione Erculea, translated to be the Herculean Effort, was an urban work planning that took place during the Renaissance period in the 15th century. Commissioned upon the orders of Ercole I d’Este in 1492, this project was completed by architect Biagio Rossetti and was named in honor of the Ercole.
The work entailed a doubling of the c...
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Corso di Porta Mare 9, Ferrara, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Museo Giovanni Boldini is dedicated to the famous Italian painter of the 19th century, Giovanni Boldini. Established in 1935, the museum is also known as a monographic museum of the painter that was located in the rooms of Palazzo Massari until May 2012. The museum has a stellar collection of works by Boldini that had been donated by his widow ...
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V. Le Delle Querce 22 Lido Degli Estensi, 44029 Ferrara, Italy
07:30 am - 06:30 pm
Libreria Le Querce, translated to be the Oaks Library is a charming old library that stocks up on a wide collection of old and new books in a variety of languages. The major highlights of this place are:
Books ranging from guides, novels, children's picture books, news books, cookery books and rare editions of old novels.
Library cum book store wh...
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Piazza del Municipio, 2, Ferrara, 44122, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Presently also known as the Town Hall, the Il Palazzo Ducale Estense was built by the Este family in the 13th century and was their residence till the 16th century. It is now primarily owned by the Municipality of Ferrara and has undergone several changes over the centuries. The major architectural highlights of this place are as follows:
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Piazza della Cattedrale, Ferrara FE, Italy
07:30 am - 06:30 pm
The Ferrara Cathedral is a beautiful Roman Catholic cathedral that dates back to the 12th century. Steeped in the rich historical legacy of the city, the architectural style of the cathedral is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles and is a testament to the bygone centuries. The Ferrara cathedral is dedicated to the patron saint of the...