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,
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Palazzo dei Diamanti
Palazzo dei Diamanti
With a façade embellished by bosses (8
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Massari Palace (Palazzo Massari)
Massari Palace (Palazzo Massari)
The late-16C Palazzo Massari is home to
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Home of Ariosto
Home of Ariosto
The house of Ariosto (1474-1533) flanked
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Castello Estense
Castello Estense
The powerful edifice, built in 1385 and
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Ferrara Cathedral
Ferrara Cathedral
This Cathedral in the Romanesque-Gothic
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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,
0:15
Castello Estense
Castello Estense
The powerful edifice, built in 1385 and
1:00
Ferrara Cathedral
Ferrara Cathedral
This Cathedral in the Romanesque-Gothic
0:30
See all