An easy train stop in Emilia-Romagna, Ferrara shines with the former glory of its Renaissance past. A stroll or bike ride past remarkably intact castles and defensive walls makes it say to see how this northern Italian gem scored UNESCO World Heritage status.

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado

Santa Maria in Vado is a church located on Via Borgovado number 3 in Ferrara, Region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.The church derives its name from a guado or fording (vado in dialect) that was located nearby. A church at the site was documented since the tenth century, but on Easter of 1171, a eucharistic miracle occurred when blood spouted from the host during consecration. This made the church an...

Palazzo dei Diamanti

The Palazzo dei Diamanti is a venue belonging to the city of Ferrara where exhibitions of international importance are held, thereby contributing to the city’s reputation as a centre of art and culture. These exhibitions are organized jointly by Fondazione Ferrara Arte, Gallerie d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Ferrara and the Settore Attivita Culturali of the Comune di Ferrara.

Museo di Casa Romei

Casa Romei was built by the merchant Giovanni Romei around the mid fifteenth century, and constitutes a unique renaissance mansion in Ferrara. Original decorations from the age of its first owner, elegant courtyards, loggias, halls, make it an exceptional landmark inside the ancient city centre. During the time that the house formed part of the Monastery of Corpus Domini, the ceilings of the...

Museo Archeologico Nazionale

The National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara is housed in the magnificent Palazzo Costabili (said of Ludovico il Moro), one of the most beautiful Renaissance palazzi of Ferrara by the great ferrarese architect Biagio Rossetti. The central courtyard, the loggias, the grand staircase, the wide rooms testifie to the life of a high rank ducal family, evidenced by the extraordinary frescoed ceiling...