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Casa Minerbi - Dal Sale

A jewel of Ferrara’s historical heritage, the recently restored Casa Minerbi – Dal Sale is an architectural complex which stands because of the fascinating dialogue between ancient and modern, immediately perceptible in the internal areas where fourteenth century pictorial cycles can be admired connected to contemporary spatiality created between 1957 and 1963 by architect Piero Bottoni from Milan.

Casa Romei

In compliance with the National Decree (April 1st, 2020), Casa Romei will be closed to the public until further notice.

Cathedral

The cathedral of Ferrara dates from the 12th century and bears witness to all the historical periods of the city. The outstanding façade, divided into three sections, was begun in Romanesque style, still visible in the lower part. CLOSED FOR RESTORATION.

Cathedral Museum

The Cathedral Museum REOPENS to the public on Saturday June 20th

Charterhouse

The Charterhouse, built by Borso d’Este in 1461, was transformed into a monumental cemetery at the beginning of the 1800s and conserves important sculptures.

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 S. Domenico

The Dominican complex, composed of the church and the large monastery, little of which still exists, was located exactly on the line that divided the medieval city from the Renaissance one.

Church of San Francesco

The church, erected in 1594 on a pre-existing Franciscan complex, the church is a masterpiece of the architect Biagio Rossetti.

Church of San Giorgio

The presence of the church, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, is documented as long ago as the 10th century.

Church of San Paolo

The building was reconstructed in its present-day form after the earthquake of 1570 by the architect Alberto Schiatti. The ex-convent with two elegant cloisters still stands alongside it.

Church of Santa Maria in Vado

Of ancient origins, the church was built near a ford (vado in Italian) that crossed one of the many canals that intersected the area.

Corso Ercole I d'Este

It was called Via degli Angeli after the church of St. Mary of the Angels that once rose at the end of it.

Corso Giovecca

This street, built by Biagio Rossetti by demolishing the old walls, forms the link between the Medioeval city to the south, and the Addizione Erculea to the north,...

Estense Castle

The Estense Castle has opened to the public. The entrance is admitted in limited number: a maximum of 15 visitors every 20 minutes. Reservation is strongly recommended.

Ferrara, town of the Renaissance and its Po Delta

UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, included the territory around Ferrara in its lists on two separate occasions.

Giovanni Boldini Museum

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. The Boldini Museum is dedicated to the Ferrarese painter who lived between 1842 and 1931.

House of Ludovico Ariosto

The house of Ludovico Ariosto is closed to the public until further notice.

Jewish Ghetto

In the heart of the medieval city lies the ghetto, an area which conserves the memories of the centuries-old Jewish Community of Ferrara and where the same community was from 1627 to 1861.

Lapidary Museum

The Lapidary Museum, housed in the ex-church of Santa Libera, has a rich collection of Roman works in marble from the province of Ferrara. THE MUSEUM HAS REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC.

MEIS Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah

From Friday July 3rd, the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah reopens to the public the permanent exhibition "Jews, an Italian history" with a special ticket. Works of art, objects, multimedia videos and reproductions, to discover the history of Jews in Italy from the era of ancient Rome to the Renaissance.

Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery

The Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery houses important, prestigious temporary exhibitions organised in collaboration with Ferrara Arte,...

Monastery of Corpus Domini

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. In compliance of the order issued by the Emilia-Romagna Region to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine will be closed until March 1st

Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza

The Museum is closed to the public until further notice.

Museo dell'Ottocento

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. The Museum of the Ottocento begins with three rooms chiefly dedicated to religious subjects (Giovanni Pagliarini Madonna and Child) and historical ones (Gaetano Turchi Torquato Tasso in Sant’Anna).

Museum of Casa Romei

Casa Romei is closed to the public until further notice.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art 'Filippo De Pisis'

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Re-opening after restoration. Exposition begins with two works by Mario Sironi: Justice and Mural Composition.

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is closed to the public until further notice.

Museum of Palazzo Schifanoia

The Room of the Months and the Hall of Virtues have REOPENED to the public.

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