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Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara
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Palazzo 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 Palazzo Schifanoia and other attractions to your Ferrara trip itinerary using our Ferrara itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful frescoes produced at the place where the Court "schifava boredom". The classical Palace of delights, unfortunately due to the earthquake only two rooms are visitabii and 12 frescos visible are only seven, but no doubt filled with viennaer fasching.
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  • The biggest disappointment in Ferrara ... even though we had read the reviews, our traveling companions insisted the visit, arguing that it was the best Palace to visit ... Aside from that as usual in Italy, despite the long weekend/all saints and the city stormed by tourists on Monday most museums remained shamefully shut, arrived in front of this building no teaches neither plaque with schedules ... we go back the next day (1 November) hopeful of entering as the internet indicated opening with hours to be determined (??!!) that day We queue for the ticket (€ 3) to see 1salone with 10% and a small room with frescos visible to a beautiful ceiling. Moral: what I did for ripping off tourists!
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  • We found this to be a very interesting place for coffee. We sat in the garden which had trees with elegant dresses hanging on them. Wonderful atmosphere and we'll worth a visit. 
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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
  • Almost insignificant architecturally, palazzo Schifanoia contains in the so called "sala dei mesi" an important Renaissance frescoes cycle by astrological character, notable for historical and political significance to them referred and whose reading is the interpretative work of the critic and art historian Aby Warburg.
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  • Not a bad Museum, but if the input that day hadn't been free I wouldn't be satisfied. Only for fans of museums, they don't want a vacant space.
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  • Beautiful Renaissance building. To visit with a guide! Too bad that when we went several halls were closed.
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