Things to see and do - Ferrara
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Ferrara Travel guide
Ferrara : Michelin's recommendations
With its wide avenues, empty squares and austere palaces, Ferrara seems to have come straight out of a painting by Giorgio De Chirico. Born in Ferrara, this famous painter used the town as a source of inspiration for his “metaphysical painting”. However, it was the architect Biagio Rossetti and the Este family who were responsible for the fine Renaissance district, which is often referred to as the “first modern town in Europe”.
Tourist attractions Ferrara : Things to see and do
Piazza Cattedrale I - 44100 Ferrara
This Cathedral in the Romanesque-Gothic Lombard style has a beautiful tripartite façade endowed with a magnificent canopy (over the door), decorated with a depiction of the Last judgement. You will notice on the right side of the building (where the ..
Corso Ercole I d’Este 21 I - 44100 Ferrara
With a façade covered with bosses (8 500 "diamonds" spread out asymmetrically), this Cathedral whose architect Biagio Rossetti clearly intended its corner to be the key feature, accommodates the national art gallery where you can follow the..
Largo Castello 1 I - 44100 Ferrara
With its Princes and Maecenas who were at times readily bloodthirsty (a sign of the times), the Este family ruled over Ferrara between 1208 and 1598 and certainly knew how to beautify the town. Their castle, protected by four drawbridged chatelets gi..
Piazza della Repubblica 5 I - 44121 Ferrara
Prix Prices from : 95 €
Just 50 metres from the famous Estense Castle of Ferrara, Hotel Annunziata provides air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a generous breakfast. Located in the city’s pedestrian area, it offers cheese tasting sessions and free bikes for your entir..
Largo Castello, 36 I - 44100 Ferrara
Prix Prices from : 69 €
Located within the enchanting framework of the 14th-century Estense Castle, Hotel Ferrara is one of the most prestigious establishments in the city. Each room features a full HD LED TV with international channels and free Wi-Fi. A public shuttle to ..
Corso Giovecca, 49 I - 44100 Ferrara
The Hotel Europa is located in an ancient palace in the heart of the city. Completely restored and equipped with the most up-to-date comforts, the Europa maintains its old style and own tradition. You can breathe the allure of the distinguished..
via Franchi Bononi 34 I - 44124 Ferrara
via Palestro 70 I - 44121 Ferrara
via Castelnuovo 9 I - 44121 Ferrara
A more classical dining room with modern coloured accessories. A small atmospheric location with attentiveness to both service and cuisine, offering both creative dishes and more traditional fare. Also has an outdoor section.
piazza Repubblica 16 I - 40121 Ferrara
Belonging to the new generation of restaurants, this place is located in the old town and serves seafood and special cheeses. Small dining area, with outdoor tables as well.
via largo Castello 38 I - 44121 Ferrara
This fine restaurant is located in a courtyard and the large windows provide a splendid view of the castle. The cuisine reflects the inspiration and enthusiasm of the youthful management.
corso Ercole I° D'Este 1 I - 44121 Ferrara
This small, modern restaurant situated in the inner covered courtyard of a charming palazzo is just a stone's throw from the fortress. Tasks are divided equally here, with one of the owners preparing elaborate and creative dishes in the kitchen, whil..