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You have to knock on the door and hope that the monastery's caretaker will let you in. We had no... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
MississippiQueenB
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Interesting insight into the d'Este rulers tombs

You need to know a little history to appreciate this, but very worthwhile. This convent was... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Caterina408
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18 Nov 2016
“Interesting insight into the d'Este rulers tombs”
9 Aug 2016
“The tombs of the Dukes of Ferrara”
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

You need to know a little history to appreciate this, but very worthwhile. This convent was patronized by the d'Este Duchesses. Interesting for women's history.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

A number of members of the d'Este family are buried here. Interesting is the tomb of Lucrezia Borgio, whose bum rap by history seems to be undeserved.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

I visited in October, 2015. It was closed, but my tourist guide said they did vespers at 6:00 ( I think it was 6:00). I returned just in time to see someone leaving. They left the door ajar, so I entered. I was completely alone...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

You have to knock on the door and hope that the monastery's caretaker will let you in. We had no trouble and he let us take our time to visit.......it .helps if you speak some Italian as I do not think he speaks English. It...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank MississippiQueenB
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

It seems as if some have a problem getting admission to this church....we did not. If you go it should be in the afternoon. Go to the main door and ring the bell and you will be told to go to the S door and...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

On my first attempt to view the Tombs, my taxi driver noticed a sign on the door which said "Tombs are not available for viewing today." I tried again the next day, and my taxi driver was told to go to a side door around...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank IntrepidSenior
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I was drawn to this lesser-known site in search of the Estense Tombs, where lie interred Alfonso I D'Este, his second wife Lucrezia Borgia, and some of their children, among other members of the Ferrarese family. However, despite the clearly visible "Visiting hours" sign placed...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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