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Walk in the steps of the Borgias!

Palazzo Municipale, town hall (1243), has a big arch is flanked by statues of the Marquis Niccolo... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Alan E
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Wonderful condition after all these years

This is an iconic building for Ferrara appearing in so many books and guides for this city, and it... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
HampshireBirdman
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Martina Franca, Italy
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Piazza del Municipio 2, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Disappointing. The outside is suitably awesome, but the inside is largely bare and the information supplied very dry and wordy. We failed to get any feel of what had happened there, despite the presence of a dedicated poison room and some rather spooky dungeons.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Palazzo Municipale, town hall (1243), has a big arch is flanked by statues of the Marquis Niccolo Ill on horseback and Duke Borso of Este enthroned. The original Este palace was where Lucrezia Borgia celebrated her marriage to Alfonso d'Este, It is an iconic building...More

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is an iconic building for Ferrara appearing in so many books and guides for this city, and it is still a working home for the Municipality of Ferrara. There were flags flying below the windows, probably representing participants in the palio. The outside of...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Totally worth visiting and very close to the Castello in the center of the city. We walked from the train station and it is a pretty walk and it only took us about 25 minutes, taking our time.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The original Este palace, scene of fabulous banquets and court ceremonial occasions so lavish their reputation spread all over Italy. It was here Lucrezia Borgia celebrated her marriage to Alfonso d'Este. The sweeping staircase entrance has been climbed many famous pairs of feet over the...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This palazzo also happens to be the city municipality building. When we went in, we weren’t aware of that. However, once inside, it was clear where we were. It is a working city hall, and there were clerks walking around doing their work. The place...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Palazzo Municipale is close to the Estensi Castle in the historic centre of Ferrara and there are several other significant buildings close by such as the Cathedral. The city administration still occupies part of the buildings but various rooms and other parts are visitable....More

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Palazzo Municipale, town hall (1243), big arch is flanked by statues of the Marquis Niccolo Ill on horseback and Duke Borso of Este enthroned. there is a marmor staircase leading to the offices. Inside the Sala dell’Arengo with wonderful frescos.

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