Orlando Furioso 500 years. What Ariosto saw when he closed his eyes
What did Ludovico Ariosto see when he closed his eyes? Which images crowded his mind when he was composing the poem which marked the Italian Renaissance? Which art masterpieces inspired his creativity?
The masterpieces by the best artists in the world – from Giovanni Bellini to Mantegna, from Dosso Dossi to Raphael, from Leonardo to Michelangelo and Titian – in addition to ancient and Renaissance sculptures, engravings, tapestries, weapons, books and artefacts of extraordinary beauty and preciousness, allow visitors to re-experience the fantastic chivalrous world of Furioso and of his paladins, at the same time offering an evocative cross section of the Ferrara in which the book was conceived and narrating the dreams, desires and fantasies of that Italian Renaissance court society of which Ariosto was a skilful bard.
From September 24th, 2016 to January 29th, 2017
From October 29th to 31st, From December 8th to 10th and from January 1st to 8th, open 9.00-22.30.
December 31st open 9.00-23.30
- Disabled persons with one accompanying person
- Tourist guides