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Palazzina di Marfisa d'Este

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Address: Corso della Giovecca, 170, Ferrara, Italy

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Beautiful ceilings

It was a long walk from center city to see a medium sized palazzo, but the ceilings were great. There were some pieces of period furniture, but all-in-all, this site is not a top... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Statesville, North Carolina
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Statesville, North Carolina
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55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

It was a long walk from center city to see a medium sized palazzo, but the ceilings were great. There were some pieces of period furniture, but all-in-all, this site is not a top place to see in Ferrara.

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Northern England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We liked this palazzo primarily because it wasn't overwhelming. The painted ceilings and the furniture gave one a sense of what it must have been like to live there--it didn't feel too much like a museum, and there wasn't the sense of being watched all the time by guards. A good experience.

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New York City, New York
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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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Montana
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56 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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