If you’re visiting the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, Ferrara, Italy, may not be the first place on your itinerary since it’s smaller than Bologna and less well-known than Parma and Modena.
Many Tasks Await Ferrara Pizzetta Sant’Anne
There’s nothing quite like the peacefulness of Piazza Sant’Anna, which is why it’s so distinct from other Italian plazas in the country. The buildings that formerly surrounded Piazza Sant’Anna’s perimeter functioned as hospitals for the poor and unwell in the area. It was the city’s first hospital and the world’s first hospital when it was constructed in 1445 on the site of an earlier Augustinian convent. This historical monument, like many others, is a peaceful place to visit, but it has a horrible background.
The plaza’s recent facelift has given it the boost it needs to become a legitimate tourist attraction. As a result, the neighbourhood has been improved for pedestrians and the buildings have received a new look. It can now hold its own against the city’s most recognisable icons.
Ferrara’s Cathedral is a must-see for tourists visiting the city. Since it is dedicated to England’s patron saint, Saint George, the Cathedral of Saint George is also known as (Cattedrale di San Giorgio). Since it was dedicated in 1135 and is without a doubt the most stunning piece of architecture in the city, it should be at the top of your list of things to do when you visit Ferrara Italy.
You’ll be taken aback by the Cathedral’s stunning exterior as soon as you arrive. One of the most impressive sections of the Ferrara Cathedral is a blend of Renaissance and Romanesque architecture.
The Cattedrale Museum
However, even if the Cathedral Museum is associated with the Ferrara Museum, it needs to be recognized as a separate institution. This is an overview of not just the Cathedral to which it is linked, but also the city’s religious architecture is provided by this museum. In spite of its reputation as a very academic activity, don’t let that discourage you from coming.
With its magnificent arches, the courtyard of the Museum serves as its centrepiece. It’s the epitome of serenity. You may expect to see a wide range of artefacts from the former Cathedral inside the Museum’s walls. There are also organ panels depicting the Annunciation and St. George and the dragon. Cosimo Tura came up with the idea for them and they are breath-taking.
Music Hall Piazza (Municipal Square)
The Piazza del Municipio, in my opinion, is Ferrara’s most beautiful spot. It’s just across the street from the Cathedral, accessible by an impressive archway. To be honest, viewing the arch at Piazza del Municipio is enough to justify a visit. Beautiful statues depicting Este family members Nicola III and Borso D’Este flank the entry archway.
Jewish Ghetto in Ferrara, Italy, gives an insight into life in the ghetto during the stormy history of the Jewish population in Italy at the time. Ferrara’s Jewish population was forced to live away from the rest of the city for more than 400 years. A ghetto was established to keep the Jews apart from the rest of the population. It’s possible to take a tour through the ancient Jewish Ghetto today, which has been renovated in a way that is respectful of the past while also embracing the present.