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Palazzo Schifanoia

Updated 04/11/2014

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The oldest, most characteristic area of Ferrara is south of the Duomo, stretching between the Corso Giovecca and the city's ramparts. Here various members of the Este family built pleasure palaces, the best known of which is the Palazzo Schifanoia (schifanoia means "carefree" or, literally, "fleeing boredom"). Begun in the late 14th century, the palace was remodeled between 1464 and 1469. The lavish interior is well worth visiting—particularly the Salone dei Mesi, which contains an extravagant series of frescoes showing the months of the year and their mythological attributes. At press time, only the Salone and the adjacent Ala degli Stucchi were open due to damage sustained from a 2013 earthquake.

Sight Information

Address:

Via Scandiana 23, Ferrara, 44100, Italy

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Phone:

0532-244949

Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–6; call ahead to confirm

Updated 04/11/2014

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