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Ferrara is a safe, people-friendly town where you can easily walk or ride your bike both day and night, reliving the magical atmosphere of days gone by. Ferrara is a Renaissance city and, together with its Po Delta, has also been declared a UNESCO World heritage site, a fitting acknowledgement of its unique urban and natural scenery.

Ferrara was an important medieval centre and one of the most ostentatious courts of the Renaissance period. This explains its unique appearance, featuring the uneven narrow streets of its medieval quarter and the luminous, geometric open spaces dating to the Renaissance.

The town is strewn with beautiful buildings, be they houses or churches, built on its graceful squares and streets, not to mention its lovely gardens. It boasts many works of art housed in numerous museums, which are one of its main attractions.

Ferrara is one of Italy’s principal towns of art and culture, thanks  to its ‘Diamond Palace’, home to prestigious exhibitions, as well as the high quality productions staged in the Town Theatre. Ferrara is also home to acclaimed historical events, such as the Palio of San Giorgio – the oldest in Italy – and the Estense Renaissance Carnival; musical events such as the Buskers’ Festival and the open air entertainment project ‘Ferrara under the Stars’; the Ferrara Balloons Festival, a huge hot air balloon fair, and important educational and cultural events, including the International Festival of Scientific Journalism.

The Renaissance town of Ferrara and its Po Delta have been declared a UNESCO World heritage site, a fitting acknowledgement of its unique urban and natural scenery.


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TOURIST OFFICE

Castello Estense
44121 - Ferrara

ITALY

 

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