Ferrara, a flourishing Renaissance city in the 15th and 16th centuries, is conveniently situated just a few tens of kilometres from Venice, Bologna, Florence and the beach. Its surrounding lands are dominated by the Po River, and both these and the city itself have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today, Ferrara is a thriving cultural centre and appealing tourist destination with much to see and do.
Ferrara is a pedestrian-friendly city, and is known as the City of the Bicycle – the perfect mode of transport for visiting its many museums and other places of interest. Clean, safe and accessible, Ferrara gives you unique opportunities to taste and smell its profusion of traditional local dishes – from the famous coppie bread to the pumpkin-filled pasta cappellacci di zucca, and the rich and tasty salama da sugo con puré (a kind of sausage with mashed potato), followed by pampapato chocolate cake, all washed down with a glass or two of one of the fabulous local wines.
Ferrara also lays on lots of entertainment, like exhibitions at the local art galleries and museums (of which Palazzo dei Diamanti is the jewel in the crown), food tasting, concerts for every musical taste (its Jazz Club is legendary), and traditional and newly established events such as the historical Palio horse race (which rival that at Siena in terms of history and excitement), the Vulandra kite festival, the hot-air Balloons Festival… the list is endless.
To help you make the most of all the city has to offer, inlingua School of Languages is more than happy to organize themed guided tours of the city, on foot or by bike, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!
If you want to know more about Ferrara, click on the following links:
Ferrara Municipal Council www.comune.fe.it
Local Information www.ferraraterraeacqua.it
Information for Young People www.informagiovani.fe.it
Local Tour Guide www.elisabettagulino.it