Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine, Ferrara

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  • A corner of Ferrara as it was centuries ago. Already the city is perfectly preserved, but here you reach the maximum of time travel possible. No spoilers, go and call on the intercom
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  • Architecturally stunning complex. Did you come up with a pleasant stroll from the Centre of Ferrara. We went for Sunday mass. The song of cloistered nuns brings you closer to the sacred and mystery like few other times in my life.
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  • Is in a diagonal position relative to the Center, near the South side of the city wall and – despite the signs – it is not easy to find the access lane at the monastery here was built before the year 1000 by the hermits of Saint Augustine, when the area was an island. The complex houses the nuns (Benedictine monastery) from the mid 1200 thanks to their founder Beatrice d'Este (whose remains are here preserved). The apse of the Church where the nuns participate in rites-is separated from the courtroom by wall and grating. We attended – and listened to sounds and song – the prayer of the ninth hour of the liturgy of the hours. Arouses curiosity – and a little surprise – the intention of concluding prayer in favor of the Este family devotional heritage of the founder, likely, revealing the eternal breath of history. The Abbey – thanks to a dispensation from the Bishop of Ferrara-makes available a visit to the inside of the Church and its hidden treasures. You're greeted by an elderly nun (which looks a bit like la Monaca di Monza interpreted by Marchesini in the Betrothed of the Trio) that begins with a few precise instructions reminding the sacredness of the place where you are located. Granted a brief look through a window, the beautiful cloister, you obligingly accompanied to church where, in the frescoes that cover the walls of the chapels, listening to the story of the pictures which makes this little nun while plays with competence and participation the help feature, betraying sometimes devotion and emotion when it dwells on some special illustrated in these masterpieces from the school of Giotto (chapels) painted between the end of ' 200 and early ' 300 and the school of Ferrara (Central Chapel). Among the images of Jesus ' life here depicted there is one – extremely rare (there are only three in the world)-when Jesus himself gets on the cross with a ladder. No less valuable wooden choir on the perimeter of the environment and – leaving the Church-monumental sarcophagus of blessed. Though the visit as a whole does not last more than half an hour, you have to pay attention to the times – understandably limited-granted to visitors. Access and visit are free although you appreciated a free offer to the monastery. Unmissable opportunity to visit both the frescoes – above all perhaps-for the atmosphere within these walls.
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  • Outstanding frescoes. Unfortunately, a guided tour given by one of the nuns is mandatory - which limits the amount of time one can spend with the artworks. Also, no photos allowed as they want visitors to purchase souvenirs from their small shop at the end of the tour.
  • Very sacred church . Got lost on the way to locate it. Worth visiting.
  • Beautiful church and monastery, to see the tomb of blessed Beatrice d'Este, the body exudes a prodigious liquid that can be purchased by the nuns
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  • Beautiful church with a tranquil garden in the Center
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  • The outdoor garden provides relaxation during the city tour, to visit the inside with frescoes, to do so just ring and wait for the sister who will be your guide
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