Routes and tours
A fascinating journey for visiting places full of spirituality.
There is hidden soul to Ferrara, its Jewish one, an important part of the city's community, composed of the Synagogue, the one-time 'Ghetto', the Cemetery in via Vigne, the Little Levantine Cemetery.
Born in Bologna into a well-to-do Ferrarese family of Jewish origin, Giorgio Bassani grew up and completed his secondary education in Ferrara, the city in which all his works of fiction are set.
Animated plays at the Este Castle, with the mysterious Duchess
Along the ancient Via di San Francesco, the main thoroughfare of the new districts commissioned by Niccolò III and an elegant street in the Medieval city, stand many palazzos, patrician residences and major churches.
Nena is the name of a typical ‘vaporetto’, a motorboat used for transport on the canals of Venice, which has been restored and is now moored at the San Paolo dock of Ferrara.
From the Middle Ages to today, the area around the Cathedral has always been the focus of the city life.
Throughout the Middle Ages and almost to the end of the 15th Century, the northern boundary of the city ran along the current road System of Viale Cavour-Corso Giovecca.
The walls, stretching for nine kilometres, surround Ferrara almost entirely, forming one of the most comprehensive and varied routes in Italy.
Until the 12th century, Via Ripagrande was the main branch of the Po that today runs a few kilometres away to the north of the city.