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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ferrara felt tired and the historic center was no different. Interesting architecture was masked by a run down feeling in many of the buildings. There did seem to be a lot of renovation underway.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed 7 November 2018

west area and entrance to historical center. in this squared pavement for the lunch and dinner and late night dessert and drink, there are three restaurants. Had not really good experience by one of them (food). whole of historical center has a free WiFi by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank farhadzekavat
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Ferrara is a city that most people probably miss when they visit Italy. Fortunately, my Italian friend told me to check it out, and I just loved it! It's a beautiful town with a gorgeous historical centre. The architecture is lovely and there are quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank theartofwandering
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Ferrara is a simply exquisite place to spend a few days... the central area is so atmospheric and one can simply wander around for hours and find yet another alleyway to explore. You can't go to Ferrara and miss this...

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lizzy064
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Italy is famous for its medieval towns and every town has its own charm and highlights. Ferrara is no exception. Less well known as Venice, Florence or Siena, the "Centro Storico" of Ferrara offers a selection of impressive places. Cobble stoned streets, a medieval monastery...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Ferrara is a relatively small town and is best visited on foot or, if you feel like it, with bicycles (also available for rent locally). It is known as the city of bicycles because locals love to use them to move around town. Car traffic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Fabio S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Ferrara's center is very well preserved. Here are the imposing cathedral and the exceptionally well-preserved medieval castle. There are also some very authentic streets left in the Middle Ages.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We drove up from Bologna for a change of scenery & we more than happy with the Centro Storico. It's not big but it has some nice buildings & plenty of cafes.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Terry D
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I was on a short day trip from Bologna by train. The train station and its surroundings are awful, so I went straight to the old town. Once inside the city walls all major streets are leading to the central square. Cars are banned and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Sansfrontiere86
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely compact old town centre. No wonder it is a World Heritage Site. Lots of quality buildings and narrow cobbled streets to see while people go about their everyday life. Well worth the short train trip from Bologna.

Date of experience: March 2018
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It takes about 20 or 30 minutes on foot, taking the avenue Viale Cavour. It leads directly to the castle. The Tourist Office is located just there, inside the castle. Distances aren´t a problem in Ferrara, as most of the... More
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