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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. Add Museo Schifanoia and other attractions to your Ferrara trip itinerary using our Ferrara itinerary planner.
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  • We bought the combination ticket of museums in Ferrara, and this was included. The vast hall covered with frescoes was wonderful, and my husband and I spent quite a while photographing small detailed ...  more »
  • Museum consisted of only 2 rooms although in 1 was a very interesting video running showing the changes since its initial construction. A little disappointing but in the gardens which makes for a very...  more »
  • This place is so cool to sit down and enjoy a coffee or fresh juice. The settings are somewhere between a traditional old Italian giardino and a story book. The food and drink are delicious made with ...  more »
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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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