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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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  • Unfortunately after the earthquake of 2012 is open only partially (Salone dei mesi and Sala delle virtù) still worth to visit it. In particular the salone dei Mesi offers impressive at a glance
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  • Must see this Palazzo estense. Beautiful frescoes had the Museum of antiquities was not open. One of the most beautiful palaces estensi
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  • Unfortunately the recent earthquake has made open only a small portion of this beautiful Palace. The inner garden is active substance into convenience store very quaint and quirky. We hope to be able to get early in its full efficiency.
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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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