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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

Via Scandiana 23, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 64178
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Vast room with frescoes well worth the visit

We bought the combination ticket of museums in Ferrara, and this was included. The vast hall... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Hudson River Valley, New York
via mobile
Museum and bar

Museum consisted of only 2 rooms although in 1 was a very interesting video running showing the... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Rovellasca, Italy
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Via Scandiana 23, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 64178

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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

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 portions that attracted us. I wish I had consulted the reviews here...More

Thank 1VoiceInTheCrowd
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

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 pleasant drinks break. We didnt eat but the menu showed a...More

Thank exiledblue
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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 fresh local produce. I'm returning here on my...More

Thank Annette V
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

What ever happened to the Goddess of Truth? Does anyone know her whereabouts? If so, please share. This vibe opens at 9:30 a.m. and is definitely worth the visit. After climbing the stairs you enter the hall filled with ancient frescoes in various stages of...More

Thank Sequoia R
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

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.

1  Thank L90MAW
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unmissable. What remains of the magnificent frescoes portraying the Este court at play, and a series of horoscope paintings is a delight for the eyes. Spot Duke Borso d'Este among the figures, riding on his horse, meeting the people, out hunting, watching a palio and...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Palazzo has some old and great Frescos but that is about it. Given the number of glowing reviews we had read we expected a little more. If old Fresco's are your thing you'll love it. If not you might feel a little let down.

1  Thank jackharrybill
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This 'small' palace, badly damaged by the 2012 earthquake, has some of the most beautiful Renaissance frescoes you'll see anywhere. Right now only two rooms are open, incl. the Salone dei Mesi with the frescoes. These 15th century paintings are unfortunately not in good condition,...More

Thank HaNosseah
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Ferrara is the city of the Este family, the Estensi town. In the Via Savonarola you will find one of their palaces, the Palazzo Schifanoia. It is not as impressive as the big castle in the main square but don't pass up the opportunity of...More

Thank invicta10
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Got to see these wonderful frescoes for free with my 2day €10 myFE card. Got stuck here in a thunderstorm so had a good chance to see them well. My advice is get a myFE card and see all the lovely things this town has...More

Thank Willie2000
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