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Address: Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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+39 0532 299233
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

Ticket office closes 45 minutes before.

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Most beautiful City in The world

FANTASTIC small city, peace atmosphere, many people by bike! Beautiful city, friendly people, Amazing places tô eat and to visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

FANTASTIC small city, peace atmosphere, many people by bike! Beautiful city, friendly people, Amazing places tô eat and to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Impressive building, hard to miss if you are at ferrara. Definitely worth a visit and take a few photos along the way.

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Another, highly advertised art exhibition was on elsewhere in Ferrara, so, wishing to avoid the crowds, we decided to visit a more modest one at the Castello Estense. The edifice itself is massive but recently and superbly restored. We went to buy tickets (very reasonably priced) for the exhibition, and discovered that it covered a tour of the castle itself.... More 

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Chaville, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It is a very well maintained medieval castle. All the explanations are in Italian. Go up the tower, it is worth the extra euros, the view is gorgeous!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you have only a few hours to spare in Ferrara then visit the Castello Estense. It is a 25 minute walk from the railway station but there are buses available. The bus fare is a fixed price so have some loose change available.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This castle sits proudly in the centre of town. It is really incredible. It has a drawbridge and moat on one side (not far from passing traffic!). The other side backs up to a town square. It is a beautiful structure with a very interesting history. We wish we had had more time to spend here. It is the centrepiece... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This medieval castle complete with moat was commissioned by Nicolò II d'Este in 1385. It is now the home of Ferrara town hall. First impression was that it all looked very modern. There is a nice view of the moat and town from the Orange Garden on the first floor. The Ducal Chapel has very ornate decoration. The ceiling of... More 

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Forli, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

it was a winter cold foggy day, but the structure of this beautiful castle in the middle of the town it stood like a ghost in the mist... that's a must in Ferrara

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Visited the castle with a comapny event. We had a guide that was very helpful to explain us everything, from the history of the castle, till all the details of each room we toured. Highly recommended!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This castle, in the very center of the town, do not seem to have served a protective role, as it is not in an elevation, certainly because there are not many in this region. Very well conserved, it is a nice place to know.

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