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Ferrara

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Heart of the Italian Renaissance

With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance. The impressive, moat-encircled Castello Estense that anchors the city's historic center is popular attraction, as are the many Renaissance palaces. While Ferrara retains its historical charm, it also offers the lively urban atmosphere of a modern city. Venture into the countryside to explore the stately homes and rural villages of the lush river valley. Make your own Ferrara vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Italy itinerary planner.
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Where to stay in Ferrara

Stylish self-catering apartments just minutes from the center of Ferrara provide a convenient base from which to explore all of Emilia Romagna and Veneto. These apartments offer free Wi-Fi, secure parking, on-site laundry services, and barbeques. Equally affordable and just as comfortable, family-run B&Bs in the historical center of Ferrara allow you to access all of the city's major attractions on foot or by bicycle, available for rent at several locations in this central area.
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