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Cultural and gastronomic guided walking tour of Ferrara

Discovery of hidden places of Ferrara

Multiple food tastings in different foodie landmarks of Ferrara

Duration: Half day
Departures from: Ferrara
Experience performed in: Ferrara
  • Ferrara, UNESCO World Heritage Site, city of bicycles and place elected by Ludovico Ariosto, is one of the most beautiful places of art in Emilia Romagna. Among the most refined and frequented courts in Europe at the time of the innovators Duchi d'Este between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it is a sumptuous treasure chest to be discovered walking or cycling between land and water, its natural element.

  • Our visit, conducted by an experienced and qualified guide, will begin from its heart: the Estense Castle. The fortress in the center of the city, one of the most important testimonies of the fifteenth century, symbol of the power of the d'Este family in the Renaissance and extraordinary creative hotbed. In this period, artists such as Dosso Dossi, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giulio Romano, Titian they are asked to obtain works and perform decorations!

  • Alternatively, we will visit the Palazzo Schifanoia, a building built for the leisure of the nobility: inside the Paintings of the Months, the largest Renaissance cycle of pagan frescoes!

  • Will follow small detours back in time between the medieval alleys, the facade of the Cathedral, Piazza del Municipio, and then give yourself a short break in the historic bakery for a good coffee accompanied by a typical delicacy, like the legendary cake tenerina!

  • If you have time left, do not leave Ferrara without having taken a walk along Via delle Volte: you will be enchanted. It is a road with suspended arches, almost a secret passage, testimony of the medieval past of Ferrara. It is one of the oldest points of the city, the trade route that ran along the Po before being diverted.

  • Do not miss our final toast with a selection of cold cuts and cheeses accompanied by a good glass of Delta wine: see you in Ferrara!

Type of tour: walking, private

Availability: Monday to Sunday

Duration: 3 hrs 

Departure time ideally 9:30 am

Meeting point: Ferrara hotel if downtown / Ferrara train station / Ferrara townsquare

Cancellation policy: 

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

     

    Inclusions: 

    • private guide for 3h
    • selection of typical cold cuts and cheeses and a glass of local wine (Delta del Po');
    • coffee with a piece of small piece of pastry OR gelato;
    • entry ticket to the Estense Castle or to the Schifanofia Palace.

    Exclusions

    • everything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • entry fees to monuments (optional, on request depending on the duration of the tour)
    • private transportationn if NOT selected.

     

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