Opening times of the main churches, convents, museums, monuments, and more highlights in Ferrara

Ferrara numbers many churches, convents, monasteries, museums, monuments, and many more highlights of great interest.

 

Guided tours to the city and its highlights
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The MyFE Ferrara tourist card gives free access to most museums.

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Opening times and access to the main highlights in Ferrara
The mentioned opening times can change. Before visiting, please check with the site.

Museums
MEIS – Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah (C/6) – National Museum of the Italian Judaism and the Shoah
www.meisweb.it
Up to 16 September exhibition “Ebrei. Una storia italiana. I primi mille anni” (explanations in Italian, Hebres, and English)
Address: Via Piangipane 81 – Tel +39 0532 769137 – Tel +39 06 39967138 (Bookings & information)
Opening times: 10 – 18 hrs. Closed: Mondy. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: yes – reduced with MyFE card

Museo Archeologico di Spina (F/8)
http://www.archeoferrara.beniculturali.it/
Finds from the village & the necropolis of Spina, VI – IV c. b.C. Renaissance garden with labyrith. Architect: Biagio Rossetti
Address: Palazzo Costabili, Via XX Settembre 124 – Tel +39 0532 66299
Opening times: 9:30 – 17 hrs. Closed: Monday. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: Yes – MyFE card – up to 18 years & first Sunday of the month: free

Museo della Cattedrale (D,E/6)
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/152/museo-della-cattedrale
Paintings, reliefs, tapestries, singing books. Masterpieces by: Cosmé Tura, Rossellino, Maestro dei Mesi, Hans Karcher
Address: Ex Chiesa di S. Romano, Via S. Romano – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Bookings)
Opening times: 9:30 – 13 hrs & 15 – 18 hrs. Closed: Monday. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: Yes – MyFE card – up to 18 years: free

Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza (E/4)
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/147/museo-del-risorgimento-e-della-resistenza
Address: Corso Ercole I d’Este 19 – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Bookings)
Opening times: 9:30 – 13 hrs & 15 – 18 hrs. Closed: Monday. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: Yes – MyFE card – up to 18 years: free

Casa Romei FerraraMuseo di Casa Romei (F/6)
http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/opencms/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/Luogo/MibacUnif/Luoghi-della-Cultura/visualizza_asset.html?d=153299&pagename=157031
15th c. frescoes, medieval archaeology, frescoes from local churches
Address: Via Savonarola 30 – Tel +39 0532 234130 – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Bookings)
Opening times: 8:30 – 14 hrs (Sunday to Wednesday). 14 – 19:30 (Thursday to Saturday). Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: Yes – MyFE card – up to 18 years & first Sunday of the month: free

Museo “Giovanni Boldini” e Museo dell’Ottocento, Museo “Filippo De Pisis” e Museo del Novecento (E,F/3)
Masterworks by Boldini, De Pisis, Funi, Melli, Mentessi, Previati
http://artemoderna.comune.fe.it/1853/museo-giovanni-boldini
http://artemoderna.comune.fe.it/1854/museo-dell-ottocento
http://artemoderna.comune.fe.it/1855/museo-d-arte-moderna-e-contemporanea-filippo-de-pisis
Address: Corso Porta Mare – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Information)
Opening times: closed for total renovation
Entrance feerice: yes

Museo Michelangelo Antonioni (E/3)
Address: Corso Porta Mare – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Information)
Opening times: museum to open in 2022
Entrance fee: yes

Museo di Storia naturale (E/5)
http://storianaturale.comune.fe.it/
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/146/museo-civico-di-storia-naturale
Address: Via De Pisis 24 – Tel +39 0532 203381
Opening times: 9 – 18 hrs. Closed: Monday. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: yes – MyFE card – up to18 years: free

Padiglione di Arte Contemporanea (E/3)
www.palazzodiamanti.it
Address: Corso Porta Mare 5
Opening times: open for events & exhibitions
Entrance fee: Yes – MyFE card

Pinacoteca Nazionale (E/3)
http://www.gallerie-estensi.beniculturali.it/pinacoteca-nazionale/
Paintings 13th – 18th. c. by Cosmè Tura, Vicino da Ferrara, Garofalo, Guercino, Bononi, Scarsellino, Parolini
Address: Palazzo Diamanti, Corso Ercole I d’Este 21 – Tel +39 0532 205844
Opening times: 10 – 17:30 hrs. Closed: Monday. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: yes – MyFE card – up to 18 years & first Sunday of the month: free

 

Churches, convents & monasteries
Cattedrale S. Giorgio martire (D,E/5,6) – Church
12th c. church. Masterpieces by Francia, Benvenuto Tisi da Garofalo, Bastianino, Scarsellino, Guercino, Parolini. Domenico de Paris, Alfonso Lombardo
Address: Piazza Cattedrale – Tel +39 0532 207449
Opening times: 7:30 – 12 hrs & 15.30 – 18:30 hrs (weekdays). 7:30 – 12:30 hrs & 15:30 – 19 hrs (Sunday & Catholic Holidays)
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa del Gesù (E/4) – Church
Lamentation by Guido Mazzoni (late 15th c.)
Address: Via Borgoleoni 56 – Tel +39 0532 205908
Opening times: 8:30 – 11:30 hrs (workdays). 8:30 – 13 hrs & 16:30 – 18 hrs (Sunday & Catholic Holidays)
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa S. Benedetto (C/3) – Church
Address: Corso Porta Po – Tel +39 0532
Opening times: closed for total restauration
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa S. Cristoforo alla Certosa (F/2) – Church
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/390/san-cristoforo-alla-certosa
Address: Piazza Borso 50 – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Information)
Opening times: closed for total renovation
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa S. Domenico (D/5) – Church
Address: Via Spadari – Tel +39 0532
Opening times: closed for total renovation
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa S. Francesco (F/6) – Church – partially open
Address: Via Terranova – Tel +39 0532 209646 (ingresso per via Savonarola)
Opening times: 8 – 12 hrs & 15:30 – 18 hrs
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa S. Giorgio (F/10) – Church
Address: Piazzale S. Giorgio 29 – Tel +39 0532 62231
Opening times: 7:30 – 19 hrs
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa S. Maria in Vado (F/7) – Church
Address: Via Borgovado 3 – Tel +39 0532 65127
Opening times: 9 – 12:30 hrs & 16 – 19 hrs  (Monday to Friday). 9 – 12:30 hrs & 16:30 – 19 hrs (Saturday, Sunday & Catholic Holidays)
Entrance fee: free

Chiesa S. Paolo (D/6) – Church
Address: Piazzetta Schiatti – Tel. 0532
Opening times: closed for total renovation
Entrance fee: yes

Monastero del Corpus Domini (F/7) – Convent
Tumbs of the Este & Lucrezia Borgia
Address: Via Pergolato 4 – Tel +39 0532 207825
Opening times: 15:30 – 17:30 hrs. Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Catholic Holidays
Ticket: free offer

Monastero S. Antonio in Polesine (E,F/8,9) – Convent
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/366/monastero-di-sant-antonio-in-polesine
Address: Via Gambone – Tel +39 0532 64088
Opening times: 9:30 – 11:30 hrs & 15:15 – 17 hrs (Monday to Friday). 9:30 – 11:30 hrs & 15:15 – 16:30 hrs (Saturday). Closed: Sunday & Catholic Holidays
Entrance fee: free offer

Oratorio dell’Annunziata (F/7) – Oratory
Address: Via Borgo di Sotto 49 – Mob +39 340 6494998
Opening times: closed for total renovation
Entrance fee: free offer

Sinagoghe (E/6)
Jewish community
Address: Via Mazzini 95 – Tel +39 0532
Opening times: closed for total renovation
Entrance fee: yes

 

Homes & Palaces
Casa Ludovico Ariosto (D/3)
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/73/casa-di-ludovico-ariosto
Address: Via Ariosto 67 – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Bookings)
Opening times: 10 – 12:30 hrs & 16 – 18 hrs. Closed: Monday. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: free

Casa Muzzarelli Crema (E/5)
Bank trust

Casa Pendaglia (E/5,6)
High school “Orio Vergani”

Casa Romei (F/6)
Museo di Casa Romei

Castello Estense (D/5)
Built in 1385. Museum and seat of the local goernmente
www.castelloestense.it
Address: Largo Castello – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Bookings) – Tel +39 0532 299233 (Ticket office)
Opening times: 9:30 – 17:30 hrs (Monday to Friday), 9:30 – 18 hrs (Saturday & Sunday). Closed: Monday (October to January). Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: yes – MyFE card

Palazzina Marfisa d’Este (G/6) – Renaissance Villa
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/382/palazzina-marfisa-d-este
Address: Corso Giovecca 170 – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Prenotazioni e informazioni)
Opening times: 9.30 – 13 hrs & 15 – 18 hrs. Closed: Monday. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: yes – MyFE card – up to 18 years: free

Palazzo Bonacossi – Museo Riminaldi (G/7) – Renaissance Palace
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/341/palazzo-bonacossi
Address: Via Cisterna del Follo 5 – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Bookings & information)
Opening times: 9 – 13 hrs (Monday). 9 – 18 hrs (Tuesday to Saturday). Closed: Sunday & Holidays. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: free

Palazzo Costabili (F/8) – Renaissance Palace
Architect Biagio Rossetti
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Spina

Palazzo dei Diamanti (E/3) – Renaissance Palace
http://palazzodiamanti.it/
Address: Corso Ercole I d’Este 21
Opening times:
Entrance fee: free access to the court yard
Pinacoteca Nazionale e sede mostre Ferrara Arte

Palazzo Massari (E,F/3) – Renaissance Palace
http://artemoderna.comune.fe.it/1839/palazzo-massari
Address: Corso Porta Mare 9 – Tel +39 0532 244 949 (Information)
Opening times: closed for total renovation

Palazzo Paradiso – Biblioteca Civica Ariostea (E/6) – Renaissance Palace
Monumental tumb of Ludovico Ariosto, 16th c. Italian poet
Address: Via delle Scienze 17
Biblioteca Civica Ariostea

Palazzo Schifanoia e Civico Lapidario (F,G/7) – Renaissance Palace
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/159/museo-schifanoia
http://www.artecultura.fe.it/242/lapidario-civico
Address: Via Scandiana 23 / Via Camposabbionario – Tel +39 0532 244949 (Information)
Opening times: closed for total renovation
Entrance fee: yes – MyFE card – up to 18 years: free

 

Cemeteries, city gardens & parks
Cimitero della Certosa (F,G/1,2,3)- Main city cemetery
Address:
Opening times:
Entrance fee: free

Cimitero ebraico (G,2,3) – Jewish cemetery
Address: Via delle Vigne – Tel +39 0532 751337 (Warden)
Tumb of Giorgio Bassani author of The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Opening times: 9 – 16:30 hrs (October to March). 9 – 18 hrs (April to September). Closed: Saturday & Jewish holidays
Entrance fee: free

Orto botanico universitario (E/3,4) – University Botanic garden
Address: Corso Porta Mare, 2 – Tel +39 0532 293782
Opening times: 8:30 – 13:30 hrs (Monday to Friday). Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
Entrance fee: free

Cinta muraria – 15th-16th c. city walls
Opening times: open always
Entrance fee: free (pedestrians & bicycles only)

Parco urbano Giorgio Bassani – city park
Events:
September 2018: Balloons Festival -> www.ferrarafestival.it
April 2019: Vulandra -> www.vulandra.it
Address: Via Bacchelli
Opening times: open always
Entrance fee: free

Parco Massari (E,F/3)
Address: Corso Porta Mare 65
Opening times: 8 – 18 hrs (November, December, January, February). 8 – 20 hrs (March, April, October). 8 – 24 hrs (May, June, July, August, September)
Entrance fee: free

Parco Pareschi (F/6)
Address: Corso Giovecca 148
Opening times: 8 – 18 hrs (October, November, December, January, February). 8 – 20 hrs (March, April, May, September). 7:30 – 20 hrs (June, July, August)
Entrance fee: free

 

Walls, Gates & Towers
Porta degli Angeli (E/1) – Gate
Address: Rampari di Belfiore 1
Opening times: open for events

Porta Reno (D/7) – Gate

Porta S. Paolo (D/7) – Gate

Torre dei Leuti (D/6) – Tower
Bell tower of Chiesa S. Paolo

Torre di S. Giovanni (H/4) -Tower
Hall for jazz music concerts -> www.jazzclubferrara.com

 

More sites of interest
Biblioteca Civica Ariostea (E/6) – Main public library
http://archibiblio.comune.fe.it/271/biblioteca-comunale-ariostea
Address: Via delle Scienze 17 – Tel +39 0532 418200
Opening times: 9 – 19 hrs (Monday to Friday). 9 – 13 hrs (Saturday). Closed: Sunday / Holidays. Special opening times: see official website
Entrance fee: free

Teatro Comunale “Claudio Abbado” (E/5) – Main city theatre
http://www.teatrocomunaleferrara.it/
Address: Corso Martiri della Libertà – Tel +39 0532 218311 / +39 0532 218333 (Monday to Friday 9 – 12 hrs)
Opening times: advanced booking necessary
Entrance fee: yes

 

Guided tours in Ferrara, Cento, Comacchio, Po Delta, Pomposa
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