Basilica di San Giorgio Fuori le Mura, Ferrara

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Saint George's Basilica is a Roman Catholic church in Ferrara, Italy. It is called San Giorgio fuori le mura in Italian meaning Saint George's "outside the walls" because it was built outside the city walls, while Saint George's Cathedral was within the city walls. It is the oldest church in the city.HistoryThe history of the Basilica is closely linked with the origins of Ferrara. Between the seventh and eighth centuries, due to continual barbarian invasion that devastated Voghiera, the bishopric was moved from Voghiera and the location near the Po river became the first settlement for the town of Ferrara. Soon the town of Ferrara grew larger on the other bank of the Po river and in 1135 the bishop's seat was moved to the Cathedral of Ferrara in the center of the city.The Basilica was completely rebuilt in the fifteenth century by Biagio Rossetti, and in 1581 by Alberto Schiatti and further modified in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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  • This is a nice basilica to visit when in Ferrara - beautiful architecture and centrally located. I recommend it.  more »
  • As soon as you arrive at Saddleback Church steeple you immediately notice the Ferrara. Beautiful inside. Beautifully maintained exteriors and the nearby monastery
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  • Magnificent Basilica since façade with campanile inclined. Also hosts a monastery, partly open to the public. Inside stands a magnificent cloister with classic shaft. I had the firtuna to meet the Sexton that drove me to make a visit in the sacristy. Very kind person and very nice. Even the Interior of the Church is very attractive to paintings that architectural part x. The entire visit is completely free. To see!
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  • Although off the tourist routes of the historic church is definitely worth visiting, not so much artistic emergencies but for the history that characterizes it and, thanks to the Special City scenario, being a building unlike any other in style and decoration. The Church is well maintained but shame about the lighting not quite optimal and precise captions not exactly works (but at least there are). Too bad the crypt (I think is the only present in Ferrara) is not accessible.
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  • Besides the artistic beauty and historical value of the basilica, I note that a mass is celebrated every Sunday at 18 accompanied by the music of the beautiful organ, recommended for music lovers.
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  • Historical place and full of charm. To make it even more magical the ancient organ restoration recently played masterfully (mainly Bach) every Sunday from master Locatelli.
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  • The historical Cathedral of Ferrara, a work of art full history and culture
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  • Historical site of the city of Ferrara. To visit.
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