Ferrara became an intellectual and artistic centre that attracted the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance.
20 participants maximum
Its humanist concept of the ’ideal city’ came to life here in 1492 and the most significant characteristic of Ferrara’s urban history rests on the fact that it developed, for the first time in Europe, on the basis of planning regulations that are in use nowadays in modern towns. The city has retained its urban fabric virtually intact. Among the great Italian cities Ferrara is the only one to have an original plan that is not derived from a Roman layout. It did not develop from a central area but rather on a linear axis, along the banks of the Po River, with longitudinal streets around which the medieval city was organized. Ferrara is the only planned Renaissance town to have been completed.
The tour starts with the Renaissance Herculean addition and the inner courtyard of Palazzo dei Diamanti, Corso Ercole I D’Este, the castle inner courtyard, Piazza Castello, Piazza Savonarola, Corso Martiri della Liberta, Piazza Cattedrale, the Cathedral, the Piazza del Municipio (former Ducal palace inner courtyard), Piazza Trento Trieste (former Piazza delle Erbe), via San Romano and via delle Volte and Via Ragno(old Medieval streets), Via Vittoria and Via Mazzini (former streets of the Jewish Ghetto).
In case you have got a car it is possible to have a look at the city wall.
The tour includes:
The tour cost includes 3,00 hours guided tour in Ferrara
The tour does not include:
No tickets are foresee for this walking tour
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Tour meeting point
Corso Ercole I d’Este, 44121 Ferrara FE, Italia