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06 Jan 2018

Ferrara - An Alternative Place To Go For Your Italian Journey

The typical visit to Italy suggests the celebrated cities of Venice, Florence or Rome.

You'll be often lodged in an global resort, usually extremely expensive, and you will probably receive an aseptic reception and a low quality price ratio. You'll be quite lost in a massive city area using a hefty traffic and you'll share your visits to museums and monuments with mass tourism.

Sometimes it occurs that little is better. You are able to plan instead to stop by Ferrara, a small medieval and renaissance city of Emilia Romagna, in the north west of Italy.

It's been recently declared a Unesco world heritage site, because of its beautifully preserved ancient urbanistic architecture, excellent monuments and artistic treasures and the abundant and diverse surrounding territory.

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In Ferrara and its countryside it is possible to organize your stay at a little hotel, a guesthouse, a bed & breakfast or a farmhouse where you'll find a quite inexpensive accommodation and a warm welcome.

In Italy there is lots of magnificent old towns, but Ferrara is some thing different.

It hasn't been included in the frantic transformation and modernization that caused lots of Italian towns to loose their individuality and soul. Ferrara is, in some way, a universe apart. The ancient city wall, which had in the past the purpose to defend the town from hostile army attacks, remains maintained. It prevented Ferrara to develop out of control, and maintained the urbanistic tissue of town. The ancient narrow alleys had been conserved and the bike remains the most utilized vehicle in town. In reality Ferrara is internationally renowned as the bike's city. In the 15th century Ferrara attained its highest development, under the power of the Este family. The Maecenatism of the Dukes of Este was a very effective attractant for a Whole Lot of artists, Particularly architects like Biagio Rossetti, Girolamo da Carpi, Giovanni Battista Aleotti, painters such as Piero della Francesca, Francesco del Cossa, Dosso Dossi, Cosme Tura, and literates like Torquato Tasso. This offered the stimulation for the accumulation of so many artistic treasures in Ferrara and the evolution and renaissance transformation of the city.

The Cathedral, masterpiece of Nicolò, the glorious and absolutely preserved powerful Ferrara castle, the world renowned the "Palazzo dei Diamanti", masterpiece of Biagio Rossetti, with its more than eight thousand diamond shaped ashlars, and the excellent fresco cycle of "the Months" at Schifanoia Palace, masterpiece of the "Officina Ferrarese", an extremely rare renaissance cycle of paintings of profane subject, are only the main attractions of Ferrara. In addition, the surrounding territory is very abundant of artistic and pragmatic points of attention, first of all of the "Delizie Estensi", ancient country homes of the Este family. The main of these, the Belriguardo Castle, was somewhat Italian Versailles in which the courtroom spent the summertime, and was renowned by Goethe in his "Italian journey".

The close Delta of the Po River is a precious naturalistic area, protected beneath the natural reserve of the "Delta del Po" Park, and is among the best spots in Italy and in Europe for birdwatching with more than 300 different species of birds enrolled.

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