Church of San Cristoforo alla Certosa
The façade, which has remained unfinished, is decorated by an 18th-century marble portal. The interior has a single large and airy nave, with six chapels on each side, transept and large presbytery area with an apse. The history of Carthusian Monastery in Ferrara goes back to 1452, when Borso d'Este endowed it. It was transformed into a monumental cemetery at the beginning of the 1800s. The Church dedicated to Saint Christofer keeps many works of art, among them 15 altar pieces, wooden choir screens, the altar with its ciborium, three massive crucifixes, and many other liturgical furnishings.
It was the suggestive location of many scenes of the film of art movie of the italian cinema.
Sunday: 9.00-14.00. Mass at 10 am
How to get here
On foot: 20 minutes from the Castle Estense.
By bus: No. 3c from the railway station, No. 4c from the city center (c.so Martyrs), stop Porta Mare Ariostea (about 350 meters).
Accessible by car (via Borso).