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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
+39 0532 299233
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although not much to see inside, the walk around and through this building is impressive. As part of a larger walk through the beautiful old city center of Ferrara make sure to include

Thank cdemet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth a couple of hours of your time to visit this well preserved castle with history of the Estense family. If you are doing so it is worthwhile getting the MYFE ticket which covers most Ferrara museums and monuments (also gets you...More

Thank IrishsquashplayerST
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having approached this castle a UNESCO World Heritage Site which dominates the centre of Ferrara we didn't know what to expect. To our delight and surprise it occupied two hours of our time which seemed to fly by. There is a detailed history about the...More

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful castle cannot be missed. It is right in the centre of town, it is a stunning. Close by is a bronze statue of Girolamo Savonarola by Stefano Galletti. It has a commanding and hypnotic drama. Savonarola has always been a polarizing historic figure,...More

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an impressive castle which represents the architectural dimension of its times. nice to visit on a warm spring day.

Thank bornin1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking at many of the other reviews I'm wondering if I was just having a bad day! It goes without saying that the building itself is magnificent and many of the the rooms are stunning.But we found the visit a disappointment for two main reasons....More

Thank KiteHill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this spot! I took a day detour and changed tickets - so worth it. The town is uncrowded as well compared to other cities. Completely delightful and view from the tower Is great! Spend the extra 2 euros!

Thank Gretchen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing history this castle has, you can hire an audio guide and weave your way around the many rooms, all steeped in stories about the medieval glories once lived by the lords of this fair land. By the city ticket and you get...More

Thank Damien B
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A beautiful castle with a large moat near the center of town. Other than some damage to the ceilings (perhaps from a recent quake), the castle in in excellent condition inside and out. For a modest fee, you can wander through the castle at your...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This massive castle was a seat of the Este family and was build in mid XV century. Visit the Ducal Chapel decorated by the Filippi.

Thank Mark D
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June C
12 November 2016|
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Response from L90MAW | Reviewed this property |
It is quite informal.