Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Emilia-Romagna  /  Province of Ferrara  /  Ferrara  /  Historic Sites  /  Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado, Ferrara

4.4
#11 of 21 in Historic Sites in Ferrara
Church Tourist Spot
Santa Maria in Vado is a church located on Via Borgovado number 3 in Ferrara, Region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.HistoryThe church derives its name from a guado or fording that was located nearby. A church at the site was documented since the tenth century, but on Easter of 1171, a miracle occurred when blood spouted from the eucharist during consecration. This made the church an object of pilgrimage. This miracle that appears to confirm transubstantiation resembles the subsequent events depicted in The Mass at Bolsena by Raphael.Reconstruction was started in 1495 under the patronage of Ercole de' Roberti under the designs of Biagio Rossetti. The church was included in the zone known as the Addizione Erculea. The church contains paintings by Carlo Bononi, Camillo Filippi, Prospero Fontana, Giuseppe Antonio Ghedini, and Domenico Mona.
Arrange to visit Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado and other attractions in Ferrara using our Ferrara travel itinerary planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
78 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Big and beautiful church to visit nearby monastero del corpus domini. Attention to the timetable however!
    View original
  • stood near a Ford, in fact I go, which allowed the crossing of numerous canals. tied to the Eucharistic Miracle of Easter 1171 with blood gushing from the host during the consecration. become a place of pilgrimage. richly decorated interior with 3 naves, transept and apse.
    View original
  • You are in the oldest part of ferrara, not far from numerous tourist destinations, take a little variation of path and visit this church. Rich in masterpieces, today well guarded by religious ligi, undergoing restoration after the earthquake; will amaze you with the wealth of content and the many secrets, the most famous being the Eucharistic Miracle. Rich in works of art, you will enjoy better and more if aided by a guide book, preferably in the flesh ...
    View original
Google
  • Very impressive for a small church. Huge organ and beautiful layout. No charge to get in from what I remember. We enjoyed looking around and history is posted in english as well as Italian.
  • Beautiful.
  • One of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. Many works of art and huge spaces. To visit ...
    View original
  • Historic church ferrarese ... famous for the miracle of the blood
    View original
  • Beautiful church with a Eucharistic Miracle of the blood of Jesus. Many frescoes and altar with magnificent 16th-century screen with the Annunciation. Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite. Messa nella Forma Straordinaria del Roman Rite Mass in the Extraordinary Form in latin.
    View original

Plan your trip to Ferrara

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Ferrara by other users

12 days in Tuscania & Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM MALTA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM BULGARIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Province of Ferrara BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Emilia-Romagna BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ferrara BY A USER FROM MALTA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ferrara BY A USER FROM MALTA September, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans