Lying in the middle of the Po Valley, Ferrara still has the atmosphere of the past, which blends in harmoniously with the lively atmosphere of the present.
Ferrara’s most famous image is certainly that of its grand Renaissance, the age of splendour of the Estense court, which has left indelible signs everywhere: in the colossal Addizione Erculea project, in the impressive pictorial cycles belonging to the Quattrocento and Cinquecento and in the Last Judgement by Bastianino.
From 1995 on, UNESCO has included the historical centre of Ferrara in the list of World Cultural Heritage as a wonderful example of a town planned in the Renaissance and still keeping its historical centre intact. The town planning criteria expressed in Ferrara had a deep influence on the progress of town planning in the following centuries.
Choosing Ferrara and its province means making a date with history and nature, Italian art and culture: the serene smile that welcomes the visitor conceals an infinity of surprises. This section suggests a wide variety of unhurried trips, rambling the city streets, country roads and river embankments on foot or by bike, touching on works of art and the beauties of nature.
The suggested journeys take in the city and its province, their past and their present, and tell their stories and the diverse lives that have animated them.
This is how a simple visit becomes a memorable experience.