Renaissance town of Ferrara

It was Ercole I d'Este who in 1490 commissioned Biagio Rossetti to extend Ferrara northwards, creating a new area centred around two main perpendicular axes: Corso Ercole I, and Corso Porta Po, Biagio Rossetti and Porta di Mare. This large Renaissance town dotted with parks and gardens is renowned as the first "Modern European City" and was acquired Unesco world heritage site status in 1995.

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Corso Ercole I d'Este

Nearby tourist attractions

Hercule I d'Este Avenue (Corso Ercole I d'Este)
Hercule I d'Este Avenue (Corso Ercole I d'Este)
Lined by palaces and magnificent houses,
15 minutes
Palazzo dei Diamanti
Palazzo dei Diamanti
With a façade embellished by bosses (8
120 minutes
Massari Palace (Palazzo Massari)
Massari Palace (Palazzo Massari)
The late-16C Palazzo Massari is home to
60 minutes
Home of Ariosto
Home of Ariosto
The house of Ariosto (1474-1533) flanked
30 minutes
Castello Estense
Castello Estense
The powerful edifice, built in 1385 and
60 minutes
Ferrara Cathedral
Ferrara Cathedral
This Cathedral in the Romanesque-Gothic
30 minutes
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Hercule I d'Este Avenue (Corso Ercole I d'Este)
Hercule I d'Este Avenue (Corso Ercole I d'Este)
Lined by palaces and magnificent houses,
15 minutes
Castello Estense
Castello Estense
The powerful edifice, built in 1385 and
60 minutes
Ferrara Cathedral
Ferrara Cathedral
This Cathedral in the Romanesque-Gothic
30 minutes
See all