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.

Useful information

Address:

Corso Ercole I d'Este, 44100 Ferrara

Nearby tourist attractions

Hercule I d'Este Avenue (Corso Ercole I d'Este)
Hercule I d'Este Avenue (Corso Ercole I d'Este)
Ferrara
0:15
Palazzo dei Diamanti
Palazzo dei Diamanti
Ferrara
2:00
GAMC (Gallerie di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea)
GAMC (Gallerie di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea)
Ferrara
1:00
Home of Ariosto
Home of Ariosto
Ferrara
0:30
Castello Estense
Castello Estense
Ferrara
1:00
Ferrara Cathedral Ferrara Cathedral
Ferrara Cathedral
Ferrara
0:30
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