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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

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Address: Via Scandiana 23, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: 0532 64 178
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See frescoes, eat al fresco, vino fresco!

Several strands of interest here. A few interesting frescoes ( read Ali Smith's article from The Guardian!) and the Palazzo itself is an interesting old building but some rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

the place where boredom was loathed !!! There the Librarian Astrologist Pellegrino Prisciano gave directions to a bunch of splendid painters ( Ercole de' Roberti & Francesco del Cossa ) how to fresco the Salone dei Mesi, one of the most magnificent Cycles of early renaissance of Italy!!!

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were treated with a concert the first time we visited the garden. an exquisite experience: classic music in a context of a magic garden. Unfortunately the Palace is under partial renovation nd only a small part is open to the public. Go with a guided tour: the frescoes have so many details and cultural reference that are lost without... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Several strands of interest here. A few interesting frescoes ( read Ali Smith's article from The Guardian!) and the Palazzo itself is an interesting old building but some rooms are still closed for restoration after a recent earthquake. In the garden is a rather nice cafe where you can eat al fresco from their healthy menu - I liked the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

One of the most beautiful palaces in almost-non-touristic Italian town. The freschi in Salone dei Mesi are breathtaking, though only 4 of 12 are left.

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Rehoboth, MA, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Aside from a few damaged frescos this is a bland building without much to recommend it. Worth stopping in while waiting for the nearby Santa Maria in Vado to open.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

The frescoes were great, but it was a long walk to see two rooms up a lot of stairs. It may be worth the effort if you have extra time.

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phinneasbec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Go see the frescoes. Ignore the damaged walls and enjoy the magnificent art that remains. It was fantastic to be there with virtually no one else in the room. I think we must have just been luky with the timing. Worth the trip. Just go.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

You must read Ali Smith's brilliant novel How To Be Both first and then you will really appreciate this place. It's centred on the frescoes here with a mixture of the painter's voice and a modern family visiting. The book has been shortlisted for all the prizes and won the Costa. It makes for a magical visit - especially with... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The frescos in this palace (the room of the months) are a must see. they are a pleasure to watch and you feel sad for the ones who have been lost forever. Nowadays the palace is only partially open (because of the eartquake of a few years ago) but I think it is worth going there also because the walk... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It has some spectacular frescoes, some have been lost, but is worth it. The garden has a cafe, really charming, "vintage", loved it.

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Address: Via Scandiana 23, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: 0532 64 178
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ferrara  >  Ferrara

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