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Schifanoia and Francesco del Cossa. The gold of the Este family


In line with the latest guidance, Palazzo Schifanoia and the exhibition are temporarily closed until 3 December 2020
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Palazzo Schifanoia back to its former splendour. After the necessary post-earthquake architectural renovation,  the ancient “Delizia” (rural villa) of the Este family  is now partially OPEN: a magical place that  accompanied the splendour of the dynasty and fascinated its visitors for centuries.

The heart of the building, the sumptuous “Salone dei Mesi” (The Hall of the Months) and the apartments of Duke Borso, offer a new immersive and emotional visit experience.

The historical rooms communicate with the exhibition “Schifanoia and Francesco del Cossa. The gold of the Este family”, a collection of works belonging to the Museums of Ancient Art related to Borso and a significant selection of “guests” linked to the Ferrarase School.

A journey through Pisanello medals, the sculptures of Domenico di Paris and Guido Mazzoni, the colours of the Estensi miniaturists and painters active in – or influenced by - The Hall of the Months, in close comparison with the protagonist of this extraordinary masterpiece: Francesco del Cossa (c.1430-1478).


Palazzo Schifanoia - Via Scandiana, 23 - Ferrara


From June 2nd, 2020 to January 10th, 2021


Temporarily closed until 3 December 2020.

10.00-19.00. (ticket office closes at 18.30). Closed on Monday.
Open Easter Monday.
Closed January, 1st; 6th; Easter Sunday, November 1st, December 25th and 26th.


Full: 10,00 euro.
Reduced: 8,00 euro (groups of 15 people or more, people aged 18-30; over 65; university students, YoungERcard owner, authorised categories).

FREE ENTRANCE for the owners of MYFE tourist card

The ticket includes the visit of the Lapidary Museum


  • Up to age 18
  • Groups of students
  • Journalists
  • Disabled persons with one accompanying person
  • Tourist guides


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