Ferrara in Emilia-Romagna with the huge castle from d'Este

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Ferrara in the esastern end of Emilia-Romagna. 

Make a trip in the downtown and see the empressive castle from the Dynasty d’Este.

Ferrara is located in Emilia-Romagna

Emilia Romagna

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How to reach Ferrara

The city is located right in the butter hole between Bologna and Venice with the A13 motorway on the western side of the city.

There are excellent train connections to the city, also from the two cities mentioned above and the distance is so short that you can get from A to B in under 1 hour.

By plane to Ferrara

There is no airport in Ferrara but it’s not far from Bologna Airport and Treviso Airport, which is the airport most people use if going on vacation in Venice.

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Bologna is 55 kilometres from Ferrara. You can travel the last 55 km by car, but it is also possible to go by bus or train.

If you land at Treviso airport and you need to continue to Ferrara by public transport, you must go to the train station in Venice, from where you can continue south. Several busses run between Treviso and Venice train station.

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Castello Estense

Dynasty d’Este who was in power in the city from the late 13th century to the end of the 16th century.

Dominating the city

The city is strongly dominated by Castello Estense, the city’s impressive medieval castle, with moats, towers and parapets. Just a few streets from Castello Estense, you will find the city’s Duomo, which with its facade somehow creates an enormous.


How to get to Castello Estense

The castle is just a 20-minute walk from the train station and a 10-minute walk from the Centro Storico car parks. If you choose to take the bus, you must take No. 1 or No. 9 from the station, otherwise there is also a bus stop at the gardens by Cavour.

If you choose to take the bus, you must take No. 1 or No. 9 from the station, otherwise there is also a bus stop at the gardens by Cavour.

On the World Heritage list

Ferrara’s city center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, where it has been since 1995.

Not far from Ferrara you will find the enormous Po Delta including the Parco Regionale del Delta del Po. In 1999, this area was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, as an extension of Ferrara’s same distinction.