Discover the beauty of Ferrara with a city tour on foot or by bike. Find out about the city's recent history and learn interesting facts about the university, Jewish Ghetto and the picturesque churches and their graves.
What to Expect
Discover the beautiful Renaissance city of Ferrara on foot or by bike. Learn interesting facts about the city's illustrious history and its rich and powerful inhabitants. See the colorful and poetic frescoes, as well as the city walls where Lucrezia Borgia and Goethe once walked.
Admire the university, where Copernicus and Paracelsus graduated. Today it is a popular choice for Erasmus students thanks to its international character. Discover the Archaeological Museum of Ferrara in Palazzo Costabili, the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Ferrara (National Art Gallery of Ferrara) in the Palazzo dei Diamanti, a Renaissance-style palace and Castello Estense, a moated castle in the heart of the city.
Behind the Ferrara Cathedral, visit the Jewish Ghetto, one of liveliest parts of ancient Ferrara. See the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, an opera house built next to the castle in the 18th century. Wander through the Cathedral Museum of Ferrara, the old foundations of the Corpus Domini Monastery and the Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine.
In the Clarissan Monastery of Corpus Domini, find the graves of members of the Este family, as well as the resting place of the famous Lucrezia Borgia. In the Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine, see frescoes from the 13th century and the grave of the Blessed Beatrice d'Este.
In good weather, enjoy an extensive tour of the city by bike. This is a particularly enjoyable way to see Ferrara, from the city walls and moat, continuing along the Po River, reaching as far as the Parco Urbano G. Bassani.
- Walking or bike tour
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Participants' requests will be factored into the tour route