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Church of Gesu'

Built for the Jesuits in 1570 to the design ofthe architect Alberto Schiatti, the church has a simple and austere brick façade, divided into two sections and with three portals decorated with marble.
Church of Gesu'

The interior, lacking any wall paintings as the result of a fire, conserves a series of important works of art. On the left-hand wall of the entrance is the 15th-century work by Guido Mazzoni Mourning Over Christ. In the apse stands the monumental Mausoleum of Barbara of Austria, Alfonso II d’Este’s second wife, realised at the end of the 1500s by Francesco Casella. The bust of the duchess is apparently marked by great realism.

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Weekdays 8.30-11.30 
Sundays and holidays 8.30-13.00 / 16.30-18.00.


Free entry.


Ferrara - Via Borgoleoni, 56

Information office

Main Tourist Information Office of Ferrara

Largo Castello, 1

How to get here

On foot: 5 minutes from the Castle Estense
By bus: No. 1 and No. 9 from the train station, stop at Cavour Gardens (300 meters).
Accessible by car.
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last modified Oct 12, 2015 01:32
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