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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) - World Heritage Site, Ferrara

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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) - World Heritage Site was once the recreational playground for the Dukes of Ferrara. The building is divided into the 14th-century wing to the west, which houses the civic museum, and the two-story 15th-century wing to the east. In the latter's Hall of the Months, you'll encounter some of the most important cycles of frescoes from that era. These impressive frescoes were divided into 12 sections, one for each month of the year (though today only the months of March through September are visible), and depict the world of gods, the cosmic world, and the world of man. A visit to Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) - World Heritage Site represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ferrara visit planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The most beautiful sequence of interiors here. A lot of modernisation has killed the atmosphere, but worth it for the fresco cycle room alone. Magnificent! 
    The most beautiful sequence of interiors here. A lot of modernisation has killed the atmosphere, but worth it for the fresco cycle room alone. Magnificent!  more »
  • This museum is now open again and well worth the visit. Interesting history nicely presented. There is also a very pleasant garden cafe where you can get refreshments and rest your feet. 
    This museum is now open again and well worth the visit. Interesting history nicely presented. There is also a very pleasant garden cafe where you can get refreshments and rest your feet.  more »
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  • The place is well looked after by some very nice people. The history of the place is really marvellous and the explanatory texts shown in the rooms present really well how the local history blends in with that of Italy in general.
  • Very nice museum, a very beautiful Renaissance Palace built by the Este family, awesome frescos and artwork on display, a must when in Ferrara.

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