The history and the fortunes of Ferrara have always been closely linked to the river Po, the creator god and
sometimes destructive.Founded on its left bank in the Byzantine era and, for reasons of tax, grew on the
right side as you can read still in the 'evolution of the streets in the oldest part of town, preserved in its
topography stages of its development over the centuries.
Originally developed as a free commune and then becoming Duchy of Ferrara has linked its fortunes to rise before and after the decline of this noble race until its integration into the Papal States with consequent loss of the centrality of artistic and economic circumstances which accompanied his development with the Este family.
Paradoxically, such a moment of quiescence allowed to keep more than elsewhere a glimpse of a Renaissance town that is able to arrive until today without major upheavals giving us an artistic city that UNESCO has to recognize.
A walk in the streets and made no haste in the ancient dock commercial aspects can help to perhaps less famous but certainly more loads of charm of a city, especially in certain seasons and special hours, turns into something magical and timeless earning completly the attributes that over the centuries have devoted Travel Stars.
The first thought when tackling the topic monumentsand try not to forget anyone.
If time is our limiting factor definitely worth it to stay in the heart of the city, preferring to visit the Castle
and the Cathedral which, together with the Palazzo dei Diamanti, remain the most popular attractions that make up the living room and good but also the home of the movida town.
Relying less on a time restricted the choice widens considerably and everyone will surely carve out a personalized visit.
Personally I find it very pleasant walk along the bike path that winds along the city walls, taking advantage of cycle paths you can have an overview of the city and make fast pointing to what is most interesting to visit. begins with the Museum of Spina with
evidence of the finds of the Etruscan
necropolis at the mouth of the Po.
Moving toward the center you get to theCathedral and the Cathedral Museum with their collections of sacred vestments, tapestries, missals and other religious.
The Synagogue, which is nearby and instead a tangible sign of the root and once large Jewish community.
Near by are the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the Risorgimento and the Resistance.
Also within the Walls are also:
Civic Museum of Ancient Art,
Museum 's picture
Museo Michelangelo Antonioni
Giovanni Boldini Museum
Building Marfisa d'Este
Museum of Palaeontology and Prehistory
Museum of Architecture-Biagio Rossetti