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Cimitero della Certosa

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Address: Via Borso d'Este 50, Ferrara, Italy

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Beautiful memorial

I stumbled across this on one of the self directed walking tours about town. A beautiful public cemetery set on acres of gardens. I spent some time wandering around. Very nicely... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
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Melbourne, Australia

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The people of Ferrara call this area the countryside inside the.city. A definition.which is.perfect.for a space which is just a few steps.away from the.main historical buildings but at the same.time seems so.distant in terms of atmosphere. I strongly suggest to.visit not.only the cemetery but also the association which operated within the park. Among.other things they are cultivating numerous plants using... More 

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Thank ulino1988
Ferrara, Italy
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A mystic place where appreciate Reinassance Architecuture and Urbanistic Developement! Perfect symmetry, geometric division of the spaces, incredible armony...

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I stumbled across this on one of the self directed walking tours about town. A beautiful public cemetery set on acres of gardens. I spent some time wandering around. Very nicely laid out. Filled with tombs, memorials and graves. Very beautiful and peaceful. Unfortunately the church was closed so I couldn't go inside.

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Thank octoplaits
Adria, Italy
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408 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a beautiful, tranquil place with stunning architecture. However, it is a cemetery, a place of respect, were locals come to honour their loved ones, so don't expect ice-cream parlours and people having picnics on the grass.

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Thank FTMDave
Silicon Valley
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358 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

While I was unable to locate any markers or graves of my ancestors, this is a beautiful and quiet place to spend sometime wandering and gain insight into the history of Ferrara's people.

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Thank Patrick S
London
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The peace and beauty of this place (including the gardens and green spaces) is breathtaking. The architecture (by Rosetti) is so well proportioned and harmonious that it lifts the spirit. We went there on bicycles and had the place to ourselves. Only downside was that the church was closed so we couldn't see the art inside

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Nonantola, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We appreciate the atmosphere and the garden. 15min by walk from the castle. If you are visiting Ferrara, I suggest to recover for half an hour here, then continue to visit this nice city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The outside of the Certosa is anot as elaborate as the Certosa in Milan. The church as being cleaned so the inside was stripped bare for cleaning. We went to the cemetery because distant family member is buried there. Out side is very pleasant

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

We ended up here by chance, and what a surprise! This place is totally worth a visit. We were there on a sunday afternoon in july, Ferrara was almost empty and somehow magic.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Probably worth a visit, but personally I felt rather overwhelmed. Many of the Ferrarese lived quite long lives, including one lady of 104. It was a shame that the Certosa itself was not open, due to possible earthquake damage.

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