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Palazzina Marfisa d'Este

In compliance with the National Decree (March 8th, 2020), Palazzina Marfisa d'Este will be closed to the public until April 3rd.
Palazzina Marfisa d'Este

The Villa is a splendid example of a 16th-century high-class residence and was once surrounded by magnificent gardens that connected it to other buildings known as Casini di San Silvestro.

It takes its name from the princess Marfisa d’Este who inherited it from the man who had it built, Francesco d’Este, the son of Duke Alfonso I and Lucrezia Borgia. Marfisa lived in it until her death and refused to leave Ferrara even after her family moved to Modena and the city was devolved to the Papal States. The façade on Corso Giovecca is in brick with large rectangular windows. The large garden behind is now closed off by a loggia painted with a fake bower, used for performances.

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9.30-13.00 / 15.00-18.00. Closed January, 1st; 6th; December 25th.

Closing days

  • Monday


Full 4,00 euro.
Reduced 2,00 euro (over 65's, groups 15 people).

FREE ENTRANCE for the owners of MYFE tourist card


  • Up to age 18
  • Disabled persons with one accompanying person
  • Tourist guides

How to get here

On foot: 30 minutes from the Este Castle;
bus n. 1 or n. 9  from the train station.

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