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.
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.