Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire, Ferrara

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Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire is the seat of the archbishop of Ferrara and the largest church in the city. Located only steps from the Palazzo Comunale and the famous Castello Estense, the cathedral, built in a Romanesque style, dates to the 12th century. The facade is made of white marble, and features scenes from the New Testament as well as numerous sculptures of its characters. The interior was entirely remade in Baroque style after a fire in the 18th century. For a better look at the ceiling painting by Bastianino (inspired by Michelangelo), insert a two-Euro coin into a machine about 50 m (164 ft) from the main entrance on the right: this will cause the apse and the painting to be flooded with light. A visit to Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ferrara vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Decidedly restorations deprive us of the best in Italy. After the fountain of Neptune in Florence and Bologna, both having disappeared under scaffolding and canvas, is in the Tower of the Basilica of Ferrara. Two cute lions of porphyry, nice size, stand guard in front of the Basilica. The part in length on the site reminds a little Hall to sheets of Krakow in Poland. During the visit of the city, a handicraft market of local products was installed on the Piazza municipal and an animation was performed by a troupe of musicians (drums and trumpets renaissance) and extras dressed in ancient costumes. A great way to relive the past of the city.
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  • Unfortunately the exterior with the loggia dei mercanti in restoration, review the following. Very nice interior in Baroque style, the original stands of the pillars of the medieval cathedral, you can admire the bronze statues on the façade and is worth seeing.
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  • shame about the work in progress, so we could not see the facade inside magnificent deserves more than a visit.
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