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Ferrara, città del Rinascimento,
e il suo Delta del Po

Parco Massari

The park takes its name from the adjoining palace, which was built at the end of the XVIth. Century, and which has the biggest public gardens within the city walls, covering an area of about 4 hectares.

Designed in 1780 by the Ferrara architect Luigi Bertelli for the Marquise Camillo Bevilacqua, this important garden was well-known for the many sculptures which adorned it, and the great variety of citrus fruit and flowering plants which perfumed its magnificent paths, and includes a little hill with a temple on the top. The Counts Massari purchased the palace in the middle of the XIXth.century, altering the estate to form a park in the "English" style. Most of the trees are more than a century old: besides the two cedars of Lebanon at the entrance, there are some yews and an imposing ginkgo, as well as a gigantic oak near the entrance in Corso Ercole I d'Este. It has been the property of the City of Ferrara since 1936, who have had it converted into a public park.


From November to February: 8.00-18.00.
March, April and October: 8.00-20.00.
From May to September: 7.00-24.00.



Information office

Main Tourist Information Office of Ferrara

telefax 0532 212266

How to get here

On foot: 10 minutes from the Castle.
By bus: urban line n. 4c from the railway station and n. 3c from the center, stop Palazzo Diamanti.
Accessible by car (parking Diamonds at 250 mt).
Prohibited on dogs.

last modified Apr 07, 2014 06:11
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