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Botanical Garden

The greenhouses and flowerbeds of the University of Ferrara’s Botanical Garden covers 4,500 sq. metres of the garden of Palazzo Turchi-Di Bagno


Temporarily closed. The Botanical Garden of Ferrara preserves an Herbarium with dried plants that bear testimony to the close tie between the city, the University of Ferrara and the botanical sciences

Oasi Isola Bianca

It is one of the oldest islands in the river Po, in existence since the 15-16th century.

Parco Massari

The park takes its name from the adjoining palace, which was built at the end of the XVIth. Century, and which has the biggest public gardens within the city walls, covering an area of about 4 hectares.

Parco Pareschi

This was originally the garden of the Estense Palace, the park owes its name to the Pareschi, who bought the palace in the middle of the XIXth century, and replanted its garden, by then converted into allotments, in the "English" fashion.

Porporana wood

The reserve extends for 12 hectares near Porporana and is part of the Po riverside environment.

Urban Park G. Bassani

The territory of Barco is located between the city and the river Po. It was one of the Este's game reserves, related to the famous "Delizia di Belfiore", within the walls of the city, and so devoted to the entertainment and amusement of a refined and cultivated court.

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