Ferrara in detail


Renaissance palaces reborn as museums are Ferrara's tour de force. Also check out the fascinating and wonderfully preserved medieval old town and its one-time Jewish ghetto. Note that most museums are closed on Monday.

Many of Ferrara's top sights sustained damage in a 2012 earthquake and will be closed well into 2020 and beyond, including Palazzo Schifanoia, Museo Lapidario, the Duomo and all museums at Palazzo Massari.