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Emilia–Romagna Sights

Palazzo dei Diamanti (Palace of Diamonds)

  • Corso Ercole I d'Este 19–21 Map It
  • Ferrara

Updated 03/27/2015

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Named for the 12,600 small, pink-and-white marble pyramids (or "diamonds") that stud its facade, this building was designed to be viewed in perspective—both faces at once—from diagonally across the street. Work began in the 1490s and finished around 1504. Today the palazzo contains the Pinacoteca Nazionale, an extensive art gallery that also hosts temporary exhibits.

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Corso Ercole I d'Este 19–21, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, 44100, Italy

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  • €10
  • Daily 9–7

Updated 03/27/2015


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