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Ferrara province has several historic cities near the northeastern coast of Italy. Its namesake is the capital city, containing many palaces, churches and castles. After exploring its Old Town, travel to the various communes for a slower pace of life amid quaint landmarks.
Among the highlights of the province is the capital’s historic center, full of impressive structures. Visit the Este Castle to learn about the noble family that once lived here. Take a guided tour of the medieval building to see its moat, fountain, towers and themed rooms. Delve into the dungeons and towers.
Admire the Renaissance design of the Palazzo dei Diamanti. Enter the impressive structure to see the National Art Gallery of Ferrara. Marvel at the unusual design of the Cathedral of Ferrara, which dates back to the 12th century. Pass through the grand portal and gaze up at the enormous nave area.
Rent a car to travel around the province’s various towns, such as Sant’Agostino and Vigarano Mainarda. Ride a boat along Comacchio’s canals. The town is famous for the 17th-century Trepponti Bridge.
The province’s eastern side offers different scenery, within Po Delta Park. Admire the salt marshes and the range of wildlife, including flamingoes and osprey. Learn about the traditions of eel fishing.
Medieval customs and Jewish traditions in the town of Ferrara have influenced culinary tastes. Try the cappellacci di zucca, similar to ravioli, with butternut squash, cheese and nutmeg. Popular seafood includes stewed eel.
The province lies in northeastern Italy where summers are long and hot and winters are mild.. Arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport and drive northeast for less than 1 hour to reach the capital city of Ferrara. Railway trains take passengers from the nearby cities of Bologna and Venice to the region.
Your trip to Ferrara will include Renaissance wonders in the cities and remarkable plants and animals on the eastern coast.
Located in Ferrara Historic Centre, this hotel is steps away from Castle Estense and Teatro Comunale. Ferrara Cathedral and Cathedral Museum are also within 10 minutes.
This family-friendly Ferrara hotel is located in Ferrara Historic Centre, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ferrara Cathedral, Botanical Garden and Herbarium and Cathedral Museum. Teatro Comunale and Ferrara Synagogue are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Fiera di Ferrara, Cathedral Museum and Ferrara Cathedral. Ferrara Synagogue and Teatro Comunale are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Ferrara Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Castle Estense and Teatro Comunale. Ferrara Cathedral and Museum of Natural History are also within 10 minutes.
This Lidi Ferraresi campsite is on the beach, 0.7 mi (1 km) from Remo Brindisi House Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Po Delta Park and Circuito di Pomposa. Trepponti Bridge and Roman Ship Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Ferrara Historic Centre, this guesthouse is steps away from Ferrara Synagogue, Casa Romei and Monastery of Corpus Domini. University of Ferrara and Cathedral Museum are also within 10 minutes.
This family-friendly Comacchio residence is located by the sea, 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Po Delta Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Roman Ship Museum and Marina Romea Beach. Ravenna Cathedral and Mirabilandia are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Located in Ferrara Historic Centre, this hotel is steps away from Cathedral Museum and Ferrara Cathedral. Teatro Comunale and Ferrara Synagogue are also within 10 minutes.