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Palazzina di Marfisa d'Este

Corso della Giovecca, 170, Ferrara, Italy
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Ranked #29 of 50 attractions in Ferrara
Type: Historic Sites
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New York City, New York
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227 reviews 227 reviews
57 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This Palazzo has some ceiling paintings including one outside the main building that mimics a vegetal cover. Some period furniture is unfortunately now covered by insipid modern"art works". Altogether not compelling

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Kalispell, Montana
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29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A bit out of the way, but worth the walk you feel this is areal home that was lived in. It is filled with beautifully carved furniture and tables and chairs. Ferrarese Terzo de'Terzi is credited with designing this house for Princess Marfisa of Este (1555-1608) and built by her husband, Francesco of Este, Marquis of Massalombarda. Beautiful ceilings decorated... More

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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

interesting for having an idea about aristocratic house at that time.cheap entrance.nice roof decorations.being there ,better to see it then escape

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Beveren
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Interesting so called "small palace" in Ferrara but nice and it gives a good idea of how the richer people lived in that period.

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ancona
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

This palace is another 'delizia' a bit out of the route, but well worth a visit. It is all on one floor, with 6 beautiful rooms, one into another, with frescoes, wooden ceilings, pictures and period furniture that recreate a wonderful Renaissance feeling. You can buy a combined ticket with the Schifanoia palace and the Cathedral Museum and tour the... More

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