Get in the saddle and join the hundreds of other pedallers in one of Italy's most cycle-friendly cities. Many places rent bikes, such as Pirani e Bagni beside the train station, and Ferrara Store near Castello Estense. The latter is an in-town representative for BiciDeltaPo (www.bicideltapo.it) and bicycles must be reserved in advanced. The tourist office can provide info on the region's well-developed network of bike routes; look for the spiral-bound Bike Book, which details itineraries throughout Ferrara and the Po Delta.
TPER operates frequent local buses along Viale Cavour between the train station and the centre (€1.30, five minutes) – take No 1, 6 or 9. For Castello Estense, get off at Cavour Giardini. A day pass runs €3.50.
Punto Bus, inside the train station, provides bus information and tickets; you can also purchase tickets with the bilingual Roger app (iOS/Android; www.rogerapp.it).