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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.

Casa Romei

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), Casa Romei will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

Cathedral

The cathedral of Ferrara dates from the 12th century and bears witness to all the historical periods of the city. The outstanding façade, divided into three sections, was begun in Romanesque style, still visible in the lower part. CLOSED FOR RESTORATION.

Cathedral Museum

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), the Cathedral Museum will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

Charterhouse

The Charterhouse, built by Borso d’Este in 1461, was transformed into a monumental cemetery at the beginning of the 1800s and conserves important sculptures.

Church of Gesu'

Built for the Jesuits in 1570 to the design ofthe architect Alberto Schiatti, the church has a simple and austere brick façade, divided into two sections and with three portals decorated with marble.

Church of S. Domenico

The Dominican complex, composed of the church and the large monastery, little of which still exists, was located exactly on the line that divided the medieval city from the Renaissance one.

Church of San Francesco

The church, erected in 1594 on a pre-existing Franciscan complex, the church is a masterpiece of the architect Biagio Rossetti.

Church of San Giorgio

The presence of the church, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, is documented as long ago as the 10th century.

Church of San Paolo

The building was reconstructed in its present-day form after the earthquake of 1570 by the architect Alberto Schiatti. The ex-convent with two elegant cloisters still stands alongside it.

Church of Santa Maria in Vado

Of ancient origins, the church was built near a ford (vado in Italian) that crossed one of the many canals that intersected the area.

Corso Ercole I d'Este

It was called Via degli Angeli after the church of St. Mary of the Angels that once rose at the end of it.

Corso Giovecca

This street, built by Biagio Rossetti by demolishing the old walls, forms the link between the Medioeval city to the south, and the Addizione Erculea to the north,...

Estense Castle

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), the Estense Castle will be closed to the public until April 3rd

Ferrara, town of the Renaissance and its Po Delta

UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, included the territory around Ferrara in its lists on two separate occasions.

Giovanni Boldini Museum

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. The Boldini Museum is dedicated to the Ferrarese painter who lived between 1842 and 1931.

House of Ludovico Ariosto

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), the house of Ludovico Ariosto will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

Jewish Ghetto

In the heart of the medieval city lies the ghetto, an area which conserves the memories of the centuries-old Jewish Community of Ferrara and where the same community was from 1627 to 1861.

MEIS Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th and 9th, 2020), the MEIS will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery

The Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery houses important, prestigious temporary exhibitions organised in collaboration with Ferrara Arte,...

Monastery of Corpus Domini

In compliance of the order issued by the Emilia-Romagna Region to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Monastery of Corpus Domini will be closed until March 1st

Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. In compliance of the order issued by the Emilia-Romagna Region to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine will be closed until March 1st

Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), the Museum will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

Museo dell'Ottocento

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. The Museum of the Ottocento begins with three rooms chiefly dedicated to religious subjects (Giovanni Pagliarini Madonna and Child) and historical ones (Gaetano Turchi Torquato Tasso in Sant’Anna).

Museum of Casa Romei

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), the Museum of Casa Romei will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art 'Filippo De Pisis'

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. Exposition begins with two works by Mario Sironi: Justice and Mural Composition.

Museum of Natural History

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), the Museum of Natural History will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

Museum of rural life

The Museum of rural life was created through the cooperation of Mr. Guido Scaramagli and the Municipality of Ferrara.

National Archaeological Museum

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), the National Archaeological Museum will be closed to the public until April 3rd.

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