Events and initiatives
Ferrara turns into the capital city of Jewish culture, with many events, concerts, shows and debates.
ART FOR ART’S SAKE. From Previati to Mentessi, from Boldini to De Pisis. A new journey for the Castello Estense
The gallery of modern masterpieces at the Castello Estense is enriched by welcoming a new itinerary with the works by Giovanni Boldini, Gaetano Previati and Giuseppe Mentessi, in addition to other artists active between the 19th and 20th centuries. A semi-permanent exhibition.
Street market for antiques and objects to collect.
The exhibition spaces are designed to harmonize with the preciousness of art and architecture of the city center.
The season has three main guidelines: a homage to Claudio Abbado, an event dedicated to the history of Ferrara, and a mini festival dedicated to piano music.
Afternoon and evening concerts in the refined and cosy atmosphere of the Theatre's Foyer
The new Ballet Season starts with the Contemporary Dance Festival, and it ends with three important appointments: the dancers from Ballet School “Accademia Teatro alla Scala”, the “Leonardo Cuello Company”, and the legendary Momix group.
Take out you pencils, brushes, carnets, camera and get ready because we are back: the 5 th edition of “Diari di Viaggio Ferrara Festival” will take place at Palazzo della Racchetta in Ferrara
Flavours, tastes and colours from all over Europe
Comics, games and cos play in the city centre of Ferrara
Free balloon flights, competitions, and a spectacular night flight with lighted balloons
The most important international event based on music and street art in Italy.
After the 2016 'Beta Version”, Ferrara Film Festival takes the independent international movies and its red carpets to the Estense city, for a second edition with 24 screen shows, themed events, industry panels, and so much more. This year, the Festival will be totally accessible to the deaf people.
From October to April the Torrione San Giovanni, a splendid round tower along the Renaissance city walls, becomes a venue for jazz lovers.
Ferrara sotto le Stelle is renown as one of the most qualified summer festival in Italy, with prestigious names and talented young artists.
Sunday, March 19th, 2017 in Ferrara takes place a new edition of the Marathon and Half Marathon, the footrace that involves thousands of athletes.
A small history of the Cetaceans. A themed exhibition produced by the Museum with the collaboration of many Italian centres of research.
Natural fresh products from our countryside.
Exhibition market of rare plants and garden tools.
The eight 'contrade', in their superb Renaissance costumes, pay tribute to the Ludovico Ariosto's poem
International festival of kite takes place in the wonderful urban park.
A series of free lectures and meetings held by journalists and authors from all over the world
Cultural events, art, concerts, exhibitions, music and entertainment in the Estense city.
The most famous vintage car race in the world, the Mille Miglia will pass through Ferrara.
The only Italian event with more than 100 wine-and-food fairs. Here it is possible to taste typical dishes from all the Italian regions.
A month of celebrations, parades, flag-throwing competitions and a spectacular horse race in Piazza Ariostea
The atmosphere of the Este masquerades will arise: after almost five hundred years, the amazing Carnival of Ferrara Court is organized in the very heart of Italian Renaissance.
Exhibition on the art of Restoration and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage.
International rally from the historic centre of Ferrara to the Po Delta Park.