Ferrara

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1. March 2020
3. March 2020

Ferrara is a city in Italy, in the regione of Emilia-Romagna. Its historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Although it certainly has a thriving tourism industry, Ferrara is not on the typical foreign tourist's itinerary, which makes it perfect for those tourists who want to get off the beaten path of Venice-Florence-Rome and soak in some authentic northern Italian culture. It's characterized by twisting medieval cobblestoned streets, a Duomo (cathedral) with a looming Gothic facade, and--best of all--a castle straight out of storybooks, complete with towers, moat, and drawbridges (that you can cross during the day). Thanks to the d'Este family of astute art patrons, Ferrara contains many beautiful objects de arte, but the genuine masterpiece is the city itself. Half medieval, half Renaissance, the dual cityscape was the vision of oligarch Ercole d'Este, who hired architect Biagio Rossetti to seamlessly meld the newer section to the old. This careful planning earned Ferrara the title of Italy's first "modern city." Today, its captivating, anachronistic ambience is best explored on foot or by bicycle.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Europe
Population:
130,000 people
Safe tap water:
Yes, drinkable
Internet speed:
15 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
http://www.tim.it/
Best coffee:
Duca d'Este
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
44 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
112
Fire department:
112
Police:
112

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