Your ticket to Schifanoia also gives entry to this nearby museum, which has a small, undocumented collection of Roman and Etruscan...
Palazzina di Marfisa d'Este
The Palazzina di Marfisa d’Este reveals ornate 16th-century decorations and a shady garden.
This palace was once owned by Giovanni Romei, a top administrator to the Este clan – and his importance shows in the architecture. The...
Sequester yourself under the brick arches in the cosy interior rooms, or mingle with the masses on cobblestoned Via Vittoria at this...
Funky yellow signage beckons you into this laid-back trattoria, which tries out creative interpretations of traditional Emilian dishes....
Palazzo Schifanoia information
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.