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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  • I had to go to the Faculty of Economics is once I could appreciate this glimpse of medieval architecture
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  • In the Christmas atmosphere this attraction was the icing on the cake. Very interesting interiors and exteriors (unfortunately the façade is covered for renovation) are especially pleasant.
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  • too bad that in this period the Cathedral is hidden from view by scaffolding that detract from the beauty of the pediment of the entrance. otherwise a beautiful baroque but is a bit gloomy. According to the lighting is not the right one and you lose a lot of architectural details that are more than notable. However, one cannot visit it.
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