Castello Estense

Interesting
The powerful edifice, built in 1385 and transformed in the 16C into a princely abode, was the home of the Este family. An upper covered passageway links it to the town hall, formerly a ducal palace. The orangery, ducal chapel and rooms, rich in frescoes by the Filippi family of 16C Ferrara artists are open to the public, as are the grim prisons where Parasina, wife of Niccolo III and her lover were locked up before being decapitated.

Useful information

Address:

Largo Castello, 1, 44100 Ferrara

Phone:

+39 0532 299233

Price:

8 €

Opening hours

Jun-Aug: daily except Mon 9am-1pm, 3pm-6.15pm; rest of year: 9.30am-4.45pm

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