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Ferrara

Palazzo Renata di Francia

The palazzo was built around 1475, possibly to a design by Pietro Benvenuto degli Ordini.

Palazzo Paradiso - Ariostea Library

The palace was built in 1391 and decorated with scenes of court life and motifs drawn from the literature of chivalry.

Palazzo Turchi di Bagno

Designed about 1492 by the architect Biagio Rossetti to create the so-called "Quadrivio degli Angeli" formed by palazzo dei Diamanti and palazzo Prosperi-Sacrati, this building is part of the large-scale urban planning work carried out by Rossetti under the Addizione Erculea plan

Casa Minerbi - Dal Sale

A jewel of Ferrara’s historical heritage, the recently restored Casa Minerbi – Dal Sale is an architectural complex which stands because of the fascinating dialogue between ancient and modern, immediately perceptible in the internal areas where fourteenth century pictorial cycles can be admired connected to contemporary spatiality created between 1957 and 1963 by architect Piero Bottoni from Milan.

Teatro Comunale "Claudio Abbado"

Recently dedicated to the great conductor, Claudio Abbado, the history of the Teatro Pubblico di Ferrara dates back to 1790 under the direction of the architect Giuseppe Campana

Casa Romei

Giovanni Romei became administrator to the lords of Ferrara and married the princess Polissena d’Este. On the Via di San Francesco he had a house built that showed his high ranking.

Palazzo Bonacossi

This was built in 1468 for Diotisalvi Neroni, a Florentine exile protected by Borso d'Este.

Palazzo Costabili

In 1502 work began on the construction of a large palace on the Via della Ghiara (now Via XX Settembre) for Antonio Costabili, Ferrara’s ambassador at the court of Ludovico il Moro, the Duke of Milan.

Palazzo dei Diamanti

The magnificent Palazzo dei Diamanti, at the centre of the Addizione Erculea, on the important crossroads known as the Quadrivio degli Angeli belonged to the duke’s brother Sigismondo d’Este.

Palazzo Municipale

Begun in 1245, the City Hall was the residence of the Este family until the 16th century. The main entrance is through Volto del Cavallo, opposite the cathedral, and is flanked by two sculptures, copies of the original 15th century ones.

Palazzo Schifanoia

The name of the palace derives from the motto 'schivar la noia' meaning 'avoid tedium' and refers to the building's function as a place for fun and recreation as it was an Estense ‘Delizia’ (palace for recreation). CLOSED FOR RENOVATION ON ANTI-SEISMIC MEASURES.

Palazzina Marfisa d'Este

The Villa is a splendid example of a 16th-century high-class residence and was once surrounded by magnificent gardens that connected it to other buildings known as Casini di San Silvestro.

House of Ludovico Ariosto

The house, probably built to the design of Girolamo da Carpi, has a simple but elegant brick façade.

Argenta

Delizia Estense di Benvignante

This work by the court architect, Pietro Benvenuto degli Ordini, was carried out for Borso d'Este and is an excellent example of the refined, elegant Ferrarese style during the Renaissance period.

Bondeno

Casa Ariosto

In and around the atmospheric village square there are various buildings worthy of mention, including the Casa Ariosto,...

Cento

Governor's palace

The Governor's palace, also called Palace of Justice or Palace of the Clock, was built in 1502 and looks onto the square named after Il Guercino.

Municipal Theatre

The Theatre was built between 1856 and 1861 and was projected by A. Giordani from Cento.

Codigoro

Bishop’s Palace

The Riviera Cavallotti, the street in downtown Codigoro overlooking the Po di Volano, offers a stupendous view of the river.

Comacchio

Palazzo Bellini

This building stands opposite the former Hospital of San Camillo, not far from the Ponte degli Sbirri.

Ancient Hospital for the Infirm

The stately old Hospital for the Sick can be found in Via Agatopisto, the pen name of the Arcadian poet Appiano Buonafede (1716- 1793).

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