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Palazzo dei Diamanti

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Address: Corso Ercole I d'Este, 21, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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One of the highlights of Ferrara, must see

We spent an afternoon wandering through the Palazzo and enjoyed every minute of it. The building is imposing and beautiful from the outside, reminiscent of some ancient castles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nmhoosier
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Bloomington, Indiana

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an afternoon wandering through the Palazzo and enjoyed every minute of it. The building is imposing and beautiful from the outside, reminiscent of some ancient castles from Scotland (Crichton comes to mind). Yes you must buy a ticket, but even on a Sunday we found the queue very short. The art inside the palazzo is impressive and it's... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended out Ferrara visit at the Palazzo dei Diamante. Before seeing it in person, I had assumed that the diamond exterior was tilework, rather than an embossed pattern. The courtyard was restful and offered park benches.

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

You gotta purchase tickets when you enter and sometimes there will be a queue, but then again a good visit in Emilia-Romagna region this is! :)

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I know other diamond buildings - the prismatic ornaments of their facades - but this one is certainly one the most imposing and well preserved.

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Parma, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I suggest you to visit this exposition about the universe of one of the greatest writer of the Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto (he wrote his poem, "Orlando furioso", in 1516 at the Este's court in Ferrara). This exposition is about what he was thinking trough his imagination: battles, tournaments, knights, medieval romances... Here you can find the masterpieces of the greatest... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Temporary exhibition of the hero in Ariosto's monumental poem. The building also houses paintings of the Renaissance in Ferrara's rich history.

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Thank HanstZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited the exhibition dedicated to Ariosto's "The frenzy of Orlando". Maybe the exhibition itinerary wasn't exactly scientific, but it was full of masterpieces and absolutely worth seeing! A lovely and extremely pleasant experience.

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Perugia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Even if you do not know the book well, the show is terrific! A very imaginative selection of objects related to the book, including paintings, tapestries, weapons, plus some beautiful manuscripts. Great audio guide comes with the ticket.

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Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is such a beautiful piece of architecture set in the heart of Ferrara. It is worth the visit, it has art exhibitions and many jewels that are worth discovering.

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

When we arrived at the main entrance we were completely confused between choosing the special exhibition ("Orlando Furioso") and the pinacotecca which we wanted to visit. So we paid €13 per person to find out that we are in the wrong exhibition (ground level) and had to re-enter and pay another (reasonable) €4 for visiting the pinacotecca (level1).

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