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Castello Estense

Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 299233
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Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 299233
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff need better training in personal skills, there were so many obstacles to navigate to the point our visit was spoilt. Yes indeed a very spectacular building with lots of good history and interesting artifacts to see but all was a bit edgey.

Thank quilter48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The last visitors may enter ~1.5 hours before closing time. There is a sign outside for the ticket prices, the tower however is not included in the normal ticket! A separate ticket has to be bought. Unfortunately, I found that out too late (when already...More

Thank Damian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castle has seen a lot during ages of its hstory. A prison, a place for huge banquets in time of Alfonso II.. You can see the menus and pictures of how those were looking like. Nice way to show painting of ceilings though mirrors,...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Situated in the absolute centre of Ferrara, this castle dominates the whole city as it was intended to do in 1385. It is highly unusual in Europe as it is a monstrous castle with a water-filled moat right in the middle of a city and...More

Thank geckopoo
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Although not much to see inside, the walk around and through this building is impressive. As part of a larger walk through the beautiful old city center of Ferrara make sure to include

Thank cdemet
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It is well worth a couple of hours of your time to visit this well preserved castle with history of the Estense family. If you are doing so it is worthwhile getting the MYFE ticket which covers most Ferrara museums and monuments (also gets you...More

Thank IrishsquashplayerST
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Having approached this castle a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dominates the centre of Ferrara we didn't know what to expect. To our delight and surprise it occupied two hours of our time which seemed to fly by. There is a detailed history about the...More

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This beautiful castle cannot be missed. It is right in the centre of town, it is a stunning. Close by is a bronze statue of Girolamo Savonarola by Stefano Galletti. It has a commanding and hypnotic drama. Savonarola has always been a polarizing historic figure,...More

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 26 September 2017

an impressive castle which represents the architectural dimension of its times. nice to visit on a warm spring day.

Thank bornin1971
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Looking at many of the other reviews I'm wondering if I was just having a bad day! It goes without saying that the building itself is magnificent and many of the the rooms are stunning.But we found the visit a disappointment for two main reasons....More

Thank KiteHill
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June C
13 November 2016|
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Response from L90MAW | Reviewed this property |
It is quite informal.