To be seen

To be seen

To be seen

To be seen

To be seen

To be seen

To be seen

Create Your Holiday


Estense Castle

Largo Castello, 1 | Ferrara




City of Ferrara's icon

Estense Castle is the most important monument of Ferrara, also known as Saint Micheal, built by Nicolò d'Este's willing in 1385. It is right in the city center. Initially, it was a defence and military fortification, but later it turned into Este's dwelling and ducal residence, after the "Herculean Addition".

Set up on four towers, it's surrounded by a huge ditch that, besides remembering its original function, seems isolating it by the urban context.

Now it's a permanent museum headquarters in which you can still admire the inside: the ducal apartments, the ancient prisons, the Lion's Tower, the Oranges's Garden, the ducal kitchens and appreciate artworks in honor of Prince's magnificence.

Ongoing exhibitions:

Ferrara's Dream - Adelchi Riccardo Mantovani until 9th October 2022
Realized by Fondazione Ferrara Arte and by Art Museums' Service of Ferrara's Municipality, in partnership with Mart, Trento and Rovereto's modern and contemprary Art Museum, the exhibition wants to let the audience know a fantastic, poetic and exciting world by this artist from Ferrara, recalling for the first time his whole careet with more than a hundred works.
Combining Italian Renaissance, De Chirico's metaphysics, Delvaux's surrealism and magical realism, the painter moves freely realizing works with a popular and religious subject and fascinating allegorical world between myth and fairy tale.

Find out more




Related Args

Narrating Ferrara | Summer Edition

City guided tour every saturday from the 18th June to the 10th September 2022 City tour, with guaranteed and planned starting, discovering its most important monuments, full of history and...

Ferrara light: 2/3 days to fall in love

2/3 days stay program

Ladies of the Estense's Court

Friday 1st July at 9.00 p.m. Rebel, court and intellectual wives: through Middle Ages and Renaissance you'll live once again stories and events of the Estense's dynasty&...

Ferrara Through cinema and literature

Friday 15th July at 9.00 p.m. Fascinating route through great directors' film sets' places, and novels, tales and poems sceneries that made Ferrara famous. ...

Ludovico Ariosto's Ferrara

Friday 29th July at 9.00 p.m. "I like to live in my contrada": a route dedicated to the life and the strong connection with the city of Orlando Furioso's great poe...

Via delle Volte's misteries and magic

Friday 12th August at 9.00 p.m. A trip discovering one of the most characteristic and fascinating road in Ferrara. A route that twists and turns in the heart of the most ancient...

Ancient crime in the Estense city

Sunday 14th August at 9.00 p.m. Starting from Estense Castle, you'll visit the medieval area of the city where happened horrific crimes, sometimes even real State's murd...
Bus & Fly logo
Connection between Ferrara and Bologna Marconi airport takes sixty minutes
The services is guaranteed every day
Runs 8 times a day

Why
to book with us?

and not with an intermediary?

With us access to unique proposals and offers, not present elsewhere.

Also support the area as no commission is paid to intermediaries, allowing us local operators to offer better services at lower prices.

What Is
VisitFerrara?

We Are a Group of Hotel, Room & Breakfast, Campsites, Residence, Farmhouse, Inn, Real Estate Agencies, Travel Agencies, Restaurants, Seaside Establishments, Tourist Guides, Transport Companies, Training Centers and Service Providers that Love Your City Deeply.

We know all the medieval narrow streets of the center, the Delta, the Comacchio Lidi and all the best restaurants.

It is always our job to host tourists from all over the world, to make him discover the most genuine and original side of Ferrara, Delta and Lidi, create a tailor-made and customized offer.

Comacchio
Ferrara's Sea

Our Province is not just art, culture, good food and events. Come to discover the Delta Park, the famous "Trepponti", the old hospital and the Bridge of Sorrows. Dine our typical eel-shaped dishes!




Map Ferrara and Province

Informative

We and selected third parties use cookies or similar technologies for technical purposes and, with your consent, also for other purposes as specified in the cookie policy. If you close this banner by ticking or clicking on "Decline", only technical cookies will be used. If you want to select the cookies to be installed, click on "Customize". If you prefer, you can consent to the use of all cookies, including those other than technical, by clicking on "Accept all". You can change your choice at any time.