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Address: Via Girolamo Savonarola 30, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0532 234130
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14:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Wed 08:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 14:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Casa Romei was built by the merchant Giovanni Romei around the mid...

Casa Romei was built by the merchant Giovanni Romei around the mid fifteenth century, and constitutes a unique renaissance mansion in Ferrara. Original decorations from the age of its first owner, elegant courtyards, loggias, halls, make it an exceptional landmark inside the ancient city centre. During the time that the house formed part of the Monastery of Corpus Domini, the ceilings of the rooms on the first floor (XVI century), were decorated with elegant grotesques. Casa Romei became a veritable museum in 1953 and received collections of frescoes, statues and lapidaries from mostly destroyed ancient city churches and civil buildings. Therefore you can discover -inside its 15 rooms- witnesses from a forgotten town. The echoes of important artists, such as Donatello, Francesco Dal Cossa, Gregorio di Lorenzo, Bastianino, Alfonso Lombardi, make the visit inside Casa Romeo an unforgettable experience of a greater interest.

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A Glimpse into Ferrarese history

We had an intriguing visit to explore the Casa Romei this afternoon. In particular we enjoyed the two small private rooms as yet only open to the public on limited occasions... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had an intriguing visit to explore the Casa Romei this afternoon. In particular we enjoyed the two small private rooms as yet only open to the public on limited occasions. These were dedicated to the study of grammar and geography. Helpful staff and well documented exhibits contributed to a worthwhile experience.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Well reconstructed and preserved noblemen's house that later became part of the nearby convent. Also has architectural fragments and ancients archaeological bits and pieces.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You can skip this "attraction" altogether, unless you have a MyFE card and are bored out of your wits. Photos look attractive but there is really nothing interesting to see, in my opinion.

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Gentilissimo visitatore, ci dispiace sapere che la possibilità di conoscere alcuni aspetti della storia del XV secolo italiano grazie alla... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Make sure you put this house on your list of things to see in Ferrara. It is a wonderful opportunity to see what it looks like behind those tall brick sides and the glorious rooms and a decoration held with in. You can really get a sense of what it was like to live there. Get a myfe card for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a lovely place, serene and atmospheric, distinguished by beautiful frescoes. Not to be missed in Ferrara

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Another visit that had the place to myself. Free if you have a MYFE card. Beautiful frescoes in a couple of rooms and a lovely courtyard. Well worth a visit.

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andy34438, Direttore at Casa Romei, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, We thank you for your kind comment and we hope you will come back again to visit our Museum More 

Badia Polesine, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Gorgeous place in Ferrara. With beautiful insights and courtyard, you absolutely have to see all of the "affreschi". A very young and competent director guided us throughout the various rooms. Not too far from the city center, you can see a lot of other Ferrara's less know but still amazing places, too! It's also quite cheap and many events take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Very interesting place to vistit, full of unexpected treasures! The staff of the museum is also very helpful and welcoming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This gorgeous house, now museum, with its well-preserved wooden ceilings is like stepping into a classical myth, a small temple, or a treasure chest. The fireplace room alone has frescoes of prophecies worth visiting. If visiting Ferrara don't miss this historical site. I'm sure glad I didn't!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

There are not too many privat buildings remained from the 15th century. This is one of them, with a very nice courtyard, nice frescos

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