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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

Via Scandiana 23, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 64178
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"There's a time..."

Another month would be stretching it , but do allow plenty of time to study the frescoes, full of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Very interresting frescoes - worse to take a guide for explanation

It's very rare to see a room with so many amazing frescoes. We had one hour stop in this Palazzo... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Ile-de-France, France
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  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
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“este family” (8 reviews)
“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
“large hall” (3 reviews)
Via Scandiana 23, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 64178

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Another month would be stretching it , but do allow plenty of time to study the frescoes, full of wonderful faces, animals and gestures. There's an exceptionally interesting and well produced video, too. If you're wondering about the "virtues" - pemperantia" translates as "temperance" (...More

Thank logicsticks
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's very rare to see a room with so many amazing frescoes. We had one hour stop in this Palazzo having a guide (Emanuela Mari - ferreaincantesimo.com) telling us the stories of this frescoes and make us back to the Este family history. I would...More

Thank 802steam
Reviewed 5 September 2017

WE thoroughly enjoyed the walk from town center to Palazzo Schifanoia. There is a small fee to enter and you climb the stairs into a large banquet room. The room is rather dark but contains a number of attractive frescoes - little else to see....More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Home of some of the best frescoes that l have seen on this trip, built originally for the ESte family, this is a place that you will want to visit, only 2 rooms to view, but so much to see, afterwards relax in the garden

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This renaissance palace built for the D'Este family allows us to see two rooms, one of which contains the amazing frescoes showing the months of the year. Light levels are kept very low to protect the frescoes, but it is sufficient to enjoy them. The...More

Thank HampshireBirdman
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The frescoes about the months of the year are really worth a visit, some are damaged, but nevertheless do not miss it. Better with a guide because they are full of symbols which you might miss. Then head to the nice coffee shop in the...More

Thank Mónica B
Reviewed 3 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 21 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 6 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.

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