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Palazzo dei Diamanti

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Address: Corso Ercole d'Este 21, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: 0532-205-844 or 0532-209-988
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"TAKING A NAP"

The building is beautiful & unique from outside. The facade is made of about 8500 marble blocks cit in the shape of a diamond. Unfortunately we couldn't visit it inside & see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
Miriam P
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Haifa, Israel
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Some incredible fresco walls to be viewed in huge dimensions in one particular room. Worth going in just to see these alone.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The building is beautiful & unique from outside. The facade is made of about 8500 marble blocks cit in the shape of a diamond. Unfortunately we couldn't visit it inside & see the architecture as well as the exhibitions, because at 13:00 all was closed(on a Saturday). It seems that in Ferrara all the palaces, museums, churches, the botanical garden... More 

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Didn't really enjoy this much. Although there were some fine paintings every time we talked about them staff shot us grim glances and disapproving looks!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I agreed that this was the lead interesting place we visited in Ferrara, I would leave it for last .

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Namur, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Compared to the importance of the artistic production of Ferrara during the renaissance, only few movable works of art of the highest importance are left in Ferrara. The museum in the Palazzo dei Diamanti is just a mirror of this unfortunate history. So, first of all enjoy the street Ercole D'Este. It is not spoiled by shops and it gives... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As expected , most of the paintings had a religious theme, plenty of madonnas, lives of the saints etc.. Always good, though, to see inside of these old palaces.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Worth the walk from the main square in Ferrara, the Palazzo dei Diamanti is an unusual building with an excellent art gallery. While we were there, there was a first-rate special exhibit of Matisse figure paintings. The exhibit was of unexpectedly good quality for a city and gallery of this size.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We saw a fantastic Matisse exhibition here, well laid out and accessable setting. Fascinating building.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We only saw the outside but what a building! The walls covered in so many diamond shapes. We could imagine the blingy taste of the banker who built it centuries ago! Unfortunately it was closed so we couldn't see the exhibition inside - many palaces and museums are closed on Mondays

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Lots and lots of religious paintings. No explanations in any language other than Italian. The audio guide was just about adequate, but only had explanations for a relatively small number of paintings.

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