Palazzo Schifanoia

Palazzo Schifanoia information

Ferrara , Italy
Address
Street Via Scandiana 23
Prices
adult/reduced €6/3
Opening hours
9am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Ferrara's most famous frescoes are in the Este's 14th-century pleasure palace built in 1385. The museum is bitingly ordinary at first, but hold out until the Salone dei Mesi ( Room of the Months), where frescoes executed by Francesco del Cossa in 1470 depict the months, seasons and signs of the zodiac.

Some are badly faded, but they are unusually unreligious in tone and the only ones of their type in Italy.