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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
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..
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 th..
Via San Romano I - 44100 Ferrara
A perfect conclusion to your cathedral tour is a visit to this museum which accommodates statues by Jacopo della Quercia, panels of the old organ painted by the master of the Ferrara school, Cosimo Tura (v. 1430-1495), and the magnificent 12C sc
Corso Porta Reno 32 I - 44121 Ferrara
Just 50 metres from the Cathedral, Hotel Nazionale is in the historic centre of Ferrara with its Castle Estense. It offers modern rooms with LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned, rooms here have a contemporary design with wood floors and aller..
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 pas..
Largo Castello, 36 I - 44100 Ferrara
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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 ..
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.
via Palestro 70 I - 44121 Ferrara
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..
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.
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.
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.