Museo Schifanoia, Ferrara

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Museo Schifanoia was once the recreational playground for the Dukes of Ferrara. The building is divided into the 14th-century wing to the west, which houses the civic museum, and the two-story 15th-century wing to the east. In the latter's Hall of the Months, you'll encounter some of the most important cycles of frescoes from that era. These impressive frescoes were divided into 12 sections, one for each month of the year (though today only the months of March through September are visible), and depict the world of gods, the cosmic world, and the world of man. A visit to Museo Schifanoia represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ferrara visit planner to plot your vacation.
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  • At the time visited only 2 rooms and not air conditioned. Need to phone or internet tablet button to scan the QR code and get information on the frescoes. Nice video on tv with the explanation of the history of the building.
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  • The Palace has two frescoed rooms beautiful and one part explained the computer very well made. But the surprising thing is the little restaurant in the courtyard. It seems the little house hidden in the Woods ... delicious and very good food. It is worth seeing the Palace and have lunch here.
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  • Unfortunately the earthquake left this splendid palace rather ragged. You can visit two rooms, which give an idea absolutely limited what could be a complete tour. Soon depart the renovation and enhancement. It will take about two years but then hopefully they can get the most shining joy and thrilling than before.
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  • Beautiful place for a quick visit. Not a lot to see inside, but what is there is interesting, especially if you have any interest in art history. Outside back area is lovely, and there is a cafe that is a great destination on nice days. Good wine selection and quite charming.
  • The most interesting ancient palace in town. Worth seeing more than other places. Lot of mystique. Good cafe attached
  • No surveillance, we were on a school trip an someone just got into the room where we left our bags and took all the money. Not worth a visit.
  • A must.
  • Historical building that had its heyday with Borso d'Este, conceals the charming sala dei mesi, with frescoes by Del Cossa and Tura. The wall of Del Cossa stands out unquestionably for fantasy and vivid colors used. The only drawback, only two halls can be visited after the earthquake in 2012.
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