Enjoy this 3 hours city center private walking tour with a local guide. This tour is a great way to visit Ferrara and learn about its history.You will have the opportunity to see the Estense Castle, Cathedral of St. Geroge, Certosa Complex, Diamond Palace...and much more!You will experience great culture! Enjoy a fun, informative and relaxing tour with our local guide!
Due to the presence of its wonderful, unspoiled old town, Ferrara has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hidden in the verdant River Po valley, Ferrara is also a renowned city of art. The famous Este family governed Ferrara for three centuries and it is because of their influence that the city has its unique appearance; a planned city that melds Medieval and Renaissance styles in a subtle harmony. It is indeed one of Europe’s first modern cities but with a splendid “Renaissance character”.A visit to the Estense Castle is a must for any visitor to Ferrara. This fortress was built to defend the Dukes from public revolts and still commands the heart of the city surrounded by its magnificent moat.You will see also the Romanesque Cathedral of St. George with its very unique façade that rises in front of the City Hall. Here the guide will tell you something of the Estensi, the remarkable family who brought the Renaissance to Emilia Romagna.You then visit the Jewish District, a community embraced by the Este family. You will be transported back in time as you walk along the ancient Via delle Volte, a medieval, cobbled street with amazing porticos and arches.It is then a short walk to Piazza Aristotea where the oldest Palio in the world is still raced today. Here you will also see the Monumental Complex of Certosa, Ferrara’s main cemetery.Then a walk across the boulevard Corso Ercole d’Este, named after the Duke who commissioned the city’s enlargement during the Renaissance, and you arrive at the impressive Palazzo dei Diamanti. This magnificent palace stands at the crossroads of the two main streets of the Addizione Erculea and takes its name from the 8000 pyramid-shaped stones that were used in its construction; an amazing finale to this private walking tour of Ferrara!