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  • "A landscape from that of breathing and slow broad plain on which lies the province of Ferrara"

    A land created by the balance between land and water, in the northeastern tip of Emilia Romagna, and consists of a succession of different landscapes: farmland, historical cities, forests, valleys, pine forests up to the seaside resorts of the coast.

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    How to see in Ferrara...

    Ferrara, World Heritage, a city that captivates the senses with one made of arcane magic atmosphere is astounding, its particularity so hard to tell but all to live...

    Ferrara ravish your senses with magic atmosphere; you can feel its history, fascination and charm walking in streets and alleys, looking at the great architecture of buildings, monuments and museums.


    Come to visit Ferrara during Buskers Festival, with its 800.000 spectators, is the biggest event in the world dedicated to the art of the street. It was founded in 1988 with the aim of enhancing the role of street musicians and to know a city rich in history and charm – objectives which have been fully realized.

    In Ferrara also takes place the "Palio", a horse-race with secular traditions. The historical parade is a lively display of rich medieval costumers, musicians, flag-wavers, dames, knights, pages and men-at-arms that arrive at the Cathedral for the solemn Blessing of the Palio. Ferrara is well known for its monumental walls, the Estense Castle, the Cathedral and for "Diamonds Palace".

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    Ferrara is also a tasteful town, famous for its gastronomic traditions.
    30Km far from Ferrara, there is Comacchio, so-called "Little Venice" , the most original and fascinated historical centre in Po' s River Delta Park.


    Here is some information on the main points of interest of Ferrara and its province.

    Ferrara, City Este

    The most famous image of Ferrara is certainly that of its grand Renaissance, the era of the splendor of the Estense court, which has left indelible signs everywhere: in the massive project of the addition Ercula in impressive pictorial cycles of the fifteenth and sixteenth and Findings Universal Bastianino.

    The city center, a privileged place for meetings, entertainment and spectacle, is dominated by the massive piers of buildings of power: the Este Castle, the ancient fortress fourteenth century later the residence of the Dukes of Este in the sixteenth century, and the magnificent Cathedral, the harmonious fusion of styles Gothic and Romanesque.

    Depart from the Castle then the wide streets of the addition Ercula of quell'ampliamento wanted by Duke Ercole of Ferrara, who made "the first modern city in Europe" during the Renaissance and which earned her recognition, along with its Po Delta, UNESCO Heritage of Humanity.

    Then Palazzo Massari with the permanent exhibition of Boldini, Palazzo dei Diamanti in the Pinacoteca used as a permanent exhibition of important art exhibitions, Piazza Ariostea that annually receives the Palio oldest in the world, the walls, an ancient fortified wall which keeps intact its splendor.

    COMACCHIO, Little Venice

    30 km from Ferrara to the sea, we find Comacchio, the so-called "Little Venice" which is the most original and fascinating historical center of the Po Delta.

    Comacchio is a suggestive lagoon town dating back to late Roman, built on 13 islands in the center of large mirrors valley. The present old town retains considerable evidence of the past: beautiful churches and monuments suspended between decks that overlook the canals, first of all the seventeenth Trepponti, the ancient entrance to the city.

    Do not miss the Museum of the Roman ship's cargo, which exposes the remains found on board the commercial vessel dating to the first century BC.

    "Trepponti" and the monumental bridge and the gate of the city, commissioned by Cardinal Pallotta in the first half of the seventeenth century drawings of 'Architect Luca Danese. The Trepponti consists of five arched stairways, descending from the central staircase leads to the square where it takes place every morning at the fish market 'internal characteristic fish, also' it the seventeenth century.

    Along the canal boats are moored typical valley (batan), on which you can climb to see the city from a perspective more evocative.


    A few kilometers from the city are the Valleys of Comacchio, 11,000 ht of brackish water area surrounded by dikes and mounds rich in fauna and flora typical of lagoon environments.

    The Regional Park of the Po Delta is the largest among the regional parks and occupies an 'important piece of territory of Emilia Romagna. The park territory is divided into six different stations, each characterized by specific emergencies natural, scenic and historical-cultural.

    The visitor has the opportunity to explore the park through various routes of unique beauty, passable by car, bicycle or on foot. By ferry you can make beautiful excursions by boat. You can, for example, reach the lighthouse Gorino and maybe have lunch in the quaint restaurant.

    From here the 'attraction' is closer to the neighboring Goro, where there is one of the largest farms Adriatic seafood and oysters.

    CENTO, the city of Carnival

    Town built on the banks of the river Rhine, has given birth to Guercino. Represents an important artistic culture with:

    • The Fortress dates back to the fifteenth century, La Rocca, the defensive structure built at the end of the fourteenth century, by the will of the bishop of Bologna, which checked the autonomist aspirations of Cento.

    • Piazza Guercino with the Palazzo Comunale, the Governor's Palace and the Pinacoteca Civica

    • Of great appeal is its Carnival, which takes place during February, March: one of the most important in Europe, twinned with the Carnival in Rio.

    The Municipal Theater was built between 1858 and 1861 and in 1954 was named the Cento tenor Giuseppe Borgatti The interior has the type characteristic of the Italian theater, a horseshoe, with three tiers of boxes, the gallery and the stalls.

    The porches characterize Piazza Guercino, social and cultural heart of Cento, the center of which stands the statue of the homonymous painter, created by the sculptor Stefano Galletti in 1862.

    Inside the Governor's Palace, in Piazza Guercino, houses the Galleria d'Arte Moderna. In addition to a large group of paintings by the painter Harold Bonzagni Cento, this museum presents a considerable number of works by major Italian contemporary artists (Annigoni, Balla, Capogrossi, Carra, Conti, De Pisis, Fontana, Guttuso, Morlotti, Reggiani, Russolo, Sironi, Wildt, etc..).

    POMPOSA and its medieval Abbey

    Abbey Pomposa is a complex of buildings forming one of the most illustrious Benedictine monasteries of the Middle Ages: the Basilica, the Refectory, the Chapter House and the Court are the heart of the abbey. To these are added at a later stage, the majestic bell tower.

    The Benedictines founded the abbey in the seventh century AD Around the year one thousand, the abbey enjoyed great prestige in the region and the role of abbot was held in high regard. The Benedictines remained there until the early sixteenth century, when all the monastic family moved to Ferrara. Became private property and then holding until a century ago was transformed into a national monument by the State.

    The complex was visited for centuries by various famous people, including the Barbarossa and Dante Alighieri. The architecture is un'incrocio between the Romanesque and Byzantine and works of art may recognize elements of both the school of Ferrara is one of Bologna.

    MESOLA and the Castle

    Castle Estense Mesola was built in the latter sixteenth century at the behest of the last duke of Ferrara, Alfonso II, in honor of his third wife, Margherita Gonzaga.

    Last of the "delights" of Este, is distinguished by its austere, yet elegant. At the center of a vast hunting grounds, the castle was surrounded by a wall 12 km long, of which nothing remains, however.

    Remained instead of after the structures in a semicircle around the castle, now converted into shops and restaurants. The castle houses inside the Environmental Education Center, the Library and is home to temporary exhibitions.

    The seven Lidi di Comacchio, on the Adriatic Sea

    Made today by wide boulevards and a concentration of shops and restaurants near the beach, the Ferrara beaches are a tourist resort with entertainment and leisure.

    Tourism shores of Ferrara, composed of 7 strands of Comacchio, offers long beaches and crystal clear sea on holiday suitable for everyone, from families to young who will find opportunities for sports and entertainment company. Real estate agencies in the Ferrara beaches are offered for rent for every need, the hotels and guesthouses are provided with every comfort.

    The shores you can sunbathe, stroll, while the children play and bathe in safety. Here, as in other shores, opportunity 'of sport, of being left in pubs, restaurants and pizzerias, making excursions in the valleys and oases.

    A citation also the FERRARA typical products...

    Evidence of the strong bond between the territory and local products, can be found in many ancient texts, in which it explicitly refers to products that today are part of the culinary tradition of Ferrara.

    In order to preserve this heritage of local producers, meeting in committees, have begun the process for approving the CTM PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), specially designed to protect products from the European Union ' Special 'from counterfeiting and regulated in EEC Regulation 2081/92.

    To date, products that can boast the CTM are the couple Ferrarese (PGI) (Photo 03) internationally renowned bread and wine of the Wood Eliceo (DOC).

    Other typical products of Ferrara: the Anguilla delle Valli di Comacchio, Clams from Goro, Ferrara the watermelon, melon dell'Emilia, carrot Delta Ferrara, Salama salama da sugo or Ferrara (photo 02), the 'aunt' Ferrarese (garlic sausage), salami Ferrara rice from the Po Delta, the garlic Voghiera, the pumpkin hats Ferrara, the pampapato-pampepato Ferrara.