It includes Estense Caste and Diamond Palace
Ferrara is a perfect mix of medieval and renaissance art, history and culture; it is indeed one of the best-preserved medieval town in Italy, with its enchanting quarters, ancient arches, walls and cobblestone roads. In 1264 a member of the already well-established Este family was created perpetual lord by the people of Ferrara, for almost 3 centuries they ruled the city attracting many of the leading artists and intellectuals of the period.
Strolling the city with our fully qualified English-speaking tour guide you won’t miss any of the city’s landmarks; Ferrara is the perfect place for a small group walking tour since the most imposing monuments are inside the city walls all quite close to each other.
The heart of the city is based around the impressive red-brick Estense castle, over the centuries the need for a defensive fortress with drawbridge and moats receded and the castle was gradually converted into an impressive residence, Lucrezia Borgia herself lived here; an elevated covered passageway, which still exists, joined the military building to the main family residence, the current Town hall.
Walking through the ancient via delle Volte you will reach the Jewish area, one of the largest and best preserved in Italy, the Jews of Ferrara were not forced to live in the quarter until the beginning of the seventeenth century. The Este family in fact embraced the Jews community and the city was a center of Italian and European Judaism.
The highlight of Ferrara is undoubtedly the imposing Cathedral of St George with an impressively decorated marble facade and entrance that includes very elaborate carvings relating biblical stories such as the last Judgement.
Many are the must to see palaces in Ferrara one for all is the quintessential renaissance building Palazzo dei Diamanti, named for the unusual shape of the over 8,500 marble blocks on the façade.
You surely cannot miss a deep and learned tour of the most important monuments and palaces in order not only to enjoy their beauty but also to understand their profound meaning and importance.
During our 3 hours small group walking tour our knowledgeable guide will illustrate the story of Ferrara making it come alive, we guarantee you will feel completely engaged with the city atmosphere! You will not only like beautiful monuments , you will perceive the feelings that still permeate this buildings full of history and stories!
- English speaking professional tour guide
- Small group walking tour (max 14 participants)
- Gratuities (optional) - Hotel pickup and drop-off and transportation to/from attractions
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