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Castello Estense

Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 299233
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Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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"beautiful castle"
in 16 reviews
"este family"
in 21 reviews
"information boards"
in 8 reviews
"impressive building"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"centre of town"
in 8 reviews
"real castle"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 4 reviews
"ceiling frescoes"
in 4 reviews
"first floor"
in 5 reviews
"minute walk"
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"visit ferrara"
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"tourist office"
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"old city"
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"moat"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our tour of Italy between Florence and Venice we stopped at this non-tourist town that was very quaint and spoke of the rural Italy we had heard about. The castle in the middle of the city was so wonderfully Old World with a draw...More

Thank Matt I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seen one castle, seen almost all. Building is in center of town but is like any other castle. I have visited exquisite castles in Spain, Germany, Hungary, etc. This one is nothing special.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Castello dominates the centre of town with its towers, high walls and moat. One enters across a choice of two draw bridges, one on the north side and one on the south side, to find a large courtyard with a few piles of medieval...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

It is easy to walk around, and a must see while in town. The museum seen closed, as we passed by, but you can cross the bridge and walk around in the yard. I would recommend to walk/pass by while in town.

2  Thank springAnne
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Interesting for the history and frescoes , ceilings from the period but bare of any furniture. Best to do with a headset, to liven it up with history. I did it during carnival and took the option of a guided visit with actors, that was...More

Thank monicaediers
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

a beautiful example of ancient castle very well preserved. the biggest part of the castle can be visited. strongly suggested a visit with tour guided by skilled local people. the story of Estensi family is very attractive. it can be visited also with teenagers and...More

Thank ndujatuttalavita
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Enjoyed the visit and tour. Nice to learn about the Estes, lords of Ferrara. Nice to learn about the Estes, lords of Ferrara.

Thank F550M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautiful buildings with great details and history, I loved our visit to Ferrara, walking around history

1  Thank mundosully
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Ferrara on a short break flying in to Bologna, and wanting to experience somewhere a little different. This town is beautiful and the Castle is incredible- so little known to the majority of travellers but literally oozing with history. You can wander or...More

Thank Stenvoid
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Nice castle in the centre of town, surrounded by water gives feeling of 16-17th century. there are shops and restaurants in some parts of this castle.

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