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Jewish Ferrara
There is hidden soul to Ferrara, its Jewish one, an important part of the city's community, composed of the Synagogue, the one-time 'Ghetto', the Cemetery in via Vigne, the Little Levantine Cemetery.
Literary Ferrara - Giorgio Bassani’s Ferrara
Born in Bologna into a well-to-do Ferrarese family of Jewish origin, Giorgio Bassani grew up and completed his secondary education in Ferrara, the city in which all his works of fiction are set.
Literary Ferrara - Ludovico Ariosto’s Ferrara
Renaissance residences and churches
Along the ancient Via di San Francesco, the main thoroughfare of the new districts commissioned by Niccolò III and an elegant street in the Medieval city, stand many palazzos, patrician residences and major churches.
The Mediaeval Centre
From the Middle Ages to today, the area around the Cathedral has always been the focus of the city life.
The Renaissance Addition
Throughout the Middle Ages and almost to the end of the 15th Century, the northern boundary of the city ran along the current road System of Viale Cavour-Corso Giovecca.
The Walls
The walls, stretching for nine kilometres, surround Ferrara almost entirely, forming one of the most comprehensive and varied routes in Italy.
Where the river once flowed
Until the 12th century, Via Ripagrande was the main branch of the Po that today runs a few kilometres away to the north of the city.
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