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Huge palace with a number of different museums

We came here to see the Borso D’Este bible in the University Library, but had the chance to look at... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2019
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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A part of Italian history

It is a museum housed in a building of over a thousand years. The museum does not have a large... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

We came here to see the Borso D’Este bible in the University Library, but had the chance to look at some other parts of the grounds at the same time. The highlight was a collection of Roman sarcophagi in a courtyard near the entrance. Try...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed October 20, 2018

It is a museum housed in a building of over a thousand years. The museum does not have a large collection but the stories of exhibits can fill some parts of Italian history. Some of the ancient items can be dated back to the Roman...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

We went during the June 2 holiday weekend so the entrance was free. Downstairs housing memorial artifacts is open without a ticket and has a snack bar. The fourth floor houses their art collection it's accessible by stairs or a glass lift. It's a simple...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

On the ground floor is the lapidary, a museum of old carved stones, some Roman some medieval and later period. On the 4th floor is the Estense art gallery, displaying the art collection of the dukes of Ferrara and Modena. This is the only museum...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Did not enjoy. Sign says tickets... go to get one told to go to fourth floor. Nobody speaks English. No idea how much and no idea where to go. Finallt some other tourist told us where to go. No idea what I was looking at....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

All religious things and NO English translations for anything! Not worth going if you don't speak Italian.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank brisky089
Reviewed April 6, 2016

We visited the art collection. The museum hosts additional wings such as archeology, history, etc. Besides a wide array of painters coming from the very region such as Guido Reni, you will find a few most impressive Tintoretto, Veronese paintings and a miniature triptych altar...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Zurich71
Reviewed August 12, 2015

For a small town by Italian standards, this is an impressive museum. Interesting collections, beautiful sculptures, and all free of charge, including the audio guides! Some exhibits have limited hours, so check the schedule before you go.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank cyclejam
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely place with lots of historical artefacts. Also the guide Paula is very knowledgeable and makes the experience fun and engaging

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Cn371
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Palazzo well-known for housing Galleria Estense, Biblioteca Estense and archaeological museum. Less publicized is the well-preserved collection of beautiful statues & sculptures from Roman and later times on the ground floor. Very learned and pleasant lady in charge provides informative and entertaining free guided tour,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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