We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Lovely frescos

Went here half an hour before the 5:30 vespers. Shown around the chapel and the beautiful frescos... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Lovely experience

As others have said check the website to confirm the hours the monastery is open. We rang the bell... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2019
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Read all 325 reviews
All photos (129)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via del Gambone, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 64068
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ferrara
from $66.16
More Info
Reviews (325)
Filter reviews
34 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wonderful frescoes ring a bell opening times benedictine nuns small group giotto donation sisters postcards vespers school convent beatrice rang chanting candles century
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here half an hour before the 5:30 vespers. Shown around the chapel and the beautiful frescos. There are workmen there carrying out very noisy work! Yes we rang the bell to go into the chapel. We then went to the church to hear the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank loulou089
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

As others have said check the website to confirm the hours the monastery is open. We rang the bell on the door to the right as you enter (see attached Pic). When they ask you what you want - say you want to see the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank dvkremk
Reviewed April 29, 2019

We were bowled over by the wonderful frescoes, reminiscent of Giotto. We were lucky enough to have one of the sisters in the convent, a Benedictine nun, explain the images - it was magical.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Lucie M
Reviewed March 3, 2019

we visited at the end of the day and were quite frustrated by the feeble light (some of the magnificent frescoes were hard to admire as the sun was setting and the nun would not light the frescoes despite our demands). We were the 2...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Stéphane L
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The church is a little bit further from other attractions of the historical centre of Ferrara, so it takes ~15-20min to get there. Remember to check the current opening times - when I visited, they were only open 9:30-11:30 and 15:15-16:45! A total of 3.5h...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tomek K
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This 17th century Benedictine monastery is the home for a small group of nuns that tend the complex. When you enter the church you will be on the side where one sits for services. On the other side of the grill is the decorated chapels...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank SelbyDale
Reviewed May 30, 2018

This isn't a place for mass tourism. Luckily. No room for parking the car (or the coach) there. Parking is for residents of that Ferrara area only. So we had to walk. Arriving at the monastery, after walking a number of cobble stoned streets in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed April 9, 2018

A made a return visit to Ferrara to visit this monster and to view the frescoes in the chapel. I wasn't disappointed. Although there are specific opening times, you still need to ring a bell and to be let in by a nun who takes...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AnneSpecial
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Ring the bell, a nun will guide you to the private part of the church with beautiful frescoes (Giotto school) and 1400 wooden choir from where they pray 4 times per day. The grave of Beatrice d'Este is also inside. The cloister must be lovely...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Jose_el_Sabio
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Ring at the door of this out-of-the-way oasis and a Benedictine nun will show you the amazing frescoes by the school of Giotto. It helped to have a little Italian, since our guide spoke no English, but the BIblical scenes are so familiar that it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank wws68
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
Residence Sweet Dreams
50 reviews
.38 miles away
Hotel San Paolo Ferrara
446 reviews
.46 miles away
Albergo San Romano
231 reviews
.49 miles away
Antica Dimora della Racchetta
10 reviews
.54 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 663 nearby restaurants
Trattoria le Nuvole
1,165 reviews
.28 miles away
I Piaceri DI Lucrezia
983 reviews
.11 miles away
Trattoria l'Ortica
577 reviews
.34 miles away
Il Sorpasso
653 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 186 nearby attractions
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
499 reviews
.16 miles away
Le Mura di Ferrara
1,092 reviews
.30 miles away
Museo di Casa Romei
414 reviews
.43 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines