It includes Estense Castle and Diamond Palace
Ferrara has been nominated among the UNESCO World Heritage sites for the richness and unspoiled beauty of its historical centre.
City of art, it has been ruled for centuries by the aristocratic family Este, who influenced the architectural style of the town balancing and melting together elements from the Medieval Age with the Renaissance ones. It is in fact recognized all around Europe as a “modern city with a real Renaissance character”.
Follow our guide in this amazing private walk into the city, at the discovery of the cultural heritage of the Este family, the one that brought the Renaissance style in Emilia-Romagna. You will visit the Romanesque Church of Saint George - whose unique façade will astonish you – and enter the enchanting Jewish District, till you will reach Via delle Volte, a cobblestone street surrounded by arches and porticos.
You will then visit the Estense Castle, residence of the ruling family, and a must-to-see for tourists and visitors. First built to protect the Duke’s family from the revolts, the majesty of the fortress still dominates the heart of the city. And only few steps away from here, you will enter Piazza Aristotea, where the first established palio has been raced, and still is today! Looking around the square you will also see the Monumental Complex of the Certosa, the oldest cemetery in Ferrara.
Last but not the least, your guide will make you cross viale Ercole d’Este – named after the most famous of the rulers of the city, the one that planned the city enlargement – and will reach the Diamond Palace – so called for the peculiar 8000 diamond-shaped stones used for the facades of the building.
Wear your comfortable shoes and get ready to live with us a unique experience between art, curiosities and history!
- English speaking professional tour guide
- Private walking tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off and transportation to/from attractions --
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