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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.
This family-friendly Ferrara hotel is 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).
Located in the heart of Ferrara, this hotel is steps away from Castle Estense and Teatro Comunale. Ferrara Cathedral and Cathedral Museum are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Addizione Erculea, this hotel is steps away from Teatro Comunale, Castle Estense and Museum of Natural History. Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza and Palazzo dei Diamanti are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Ferrara, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral Museum, Ferrara Synagogue and Ferrara Cathedral. Teatro Comunale and Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Ferrara, 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 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Palazzo dei Diamanti, Castle Estense and Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza. Botanical Garden and Herbarium and Teatro Comunale are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Offering direct access to the beach, this Comacchio hotel is in a regional park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Circuito di Pomposa, Po Delta Park and Pomposa Abbey. Trepponti Bridge and Roman Ship Museum are also within 12 miles (20 km).