A Guide to Ferrara, Italy

A Guide to Ferrara, Italy, Ferrara, Italy (B)

It might come to you as a surprise but luxurious Ferrari cars have nothing to do with the town of Ferrara. Ferrari cars are actually made in another Italian town: Maranello. Unlike some other cities (Florence I’m talking about you!), Ferrara is still a peaceful town undisturbed by hordes of tourists. There’s a lunch break for a lot of shops and bars and restaurants which means that if you want to buy something, at let’s say 2 pm, tough luck, the shop will be closed! Italians need their lunch (and afternoon nap!) more than your money.

Where is Ferrara? It’s in the region Emilia-Romagna, some 50 km from Bologna. It’s also 150 km from Florence and 111 km from Venice, if you’re contemplating a day trip. Ferrara is famous for its Renaissance town planning which has earned it a place on UNESCO World Heritage List.

Castello Estense: This red brick castle dates from the 14th century and it was once an opulent residence of the noble Este family. It’s right in the center of Ferrara and you can walk freely into it, but if you want to explore its rooms you have to pay an entrance fee. The tourist office, as well as public toilets, are in the castle’s courtyard. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Guide to Ferrara, Italy
Guide Location: Italy » Ferrara
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tanja Domijan Blasich
Read it on Author's Website: https://theredphoneboxtravels.wordpress.com/2016/05/04/ferarri-isnt-made-in-ferrara/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Castello Estense
  • San Giorgio Cathedral
  • Palazzo dei Diamanti
  • Ferrara Synagogue
  • University of Ferrara
  • The City Hall