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Ferrara Recommended Recommended : 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”.

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Tourist attractions Ferrara : Things to see and do

  • Cathedral (Duomo) Recommended Recommended

    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 ..

  • Palazzo dei Diamanti Recommended Recommended

    Corso Ercole I d’Este 21 I - 44100 Ferrara

    With a façade embellished by bosses (8 500 "diamonds" covering its walls), this palace is the most important work by architect Biagio Rossetti, who clearly intended angularity to be the key feature. It accommodates the Pinacoteca Nazionale ..

  • Castello Estense Interesting

    Largo Castello 1 I - 44100 Ferrara

    With its princes and patrons who were at times rather bloodthirsty (not unusual in those days), the Este family ruled Ferrara from 1208 to 1598 and certainly knew how to beautify their city. Protected by four drawbridged chatelets, the castle reflect..

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Hotels Ferrara

  • Hotel Ferrara

    Largo Castello, 36 I - 44100 Ferrara

    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 ..

  • Europa

    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..

  • Hotel De Prati Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Padiglioni 5 I - 44100 Ferrara

    Prix Prices from : 50 €

    Set in the heart of Ferrara, Hotel De Prati a 2-minute walk from the Opera House and 400 metres from the Diamond Palace. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. Salami, breads and sweet and savoury pastries are served dai..

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Restaurants Ferrara

  • La Borsa Wine-Bar Quite comfortable restaurant 

    corso Ercole I D'Este 1 I - 44121 Ferrara

    Set in the former seat of the Stock Exchange. Peaceful and full of charm, an informal location to pause for a hot or cold dish, such as a selection of cheeses and cured meats.

  • Max Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Il Don Giovanni Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Trattoria Lanzagallo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    via Ravenna 1048 I - 44040 Gaibana

    Don't be fooled by its simple and unfussy appearance - Trattoria Lanzagallo is one of the best restaurants in the province for top quality fish dishes, which are authentic and full of flavour. The turbot fillet with a potato crust is highly recommend..

  • Ca' d'Frara Quite comfortable restaurant 

    via del Gambero 4 I - 44121 Ferrara

    Don't be fooled by the modern atmosphere - this Ferrara restaurant is a bastion of traditional cuisine. It serves specialities such as local hams, pasticcio di maccheroni (a pasta dish) and the famous salama da sugo (a type of pork sausage) with mash..

  • Big Night-da Giovanni Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Duchessa Isabella Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    via Palestro 70 I - 44121 Ferrara

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