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Casa Romei was built by the merchant Giovanni Romei around the mid fifteenth century, and constitutes a unique renaissance mansion in Ferrara. Original decorations from the age of its first owner, elegant courtyards, loggias, halls, make it an...more
The museum displays items that have been collected from various dismantled churches, convents, etc. There are a sign in each room in both English and Italian explain the source of the artifacts. We were there on a very hot day and there was no air...More
What a wonderful experience! You catch a glimpse of the cloisters through the window before entering this museum but seeing them properly once inside is astonishing. The balcony above them is richly decorated with frescoes, which have survived remarkably well. There are two rooms next...More
This is a gem of a building with absolutely wonderful wall paintings and works of art everywhere. There is everything from the "grotesques" to an exquisite 15th century Madonna. Friendly atmosphere, much more interesting - to my mind- than all the grand palazzi.
The Casa Romei is an easy walk from the centre and very worthwhile - a lovely atmosphere, plenty of interesting things to view - and they even had musicians rehearsing for a concert while we were there. Nothing spectacular,but very enjoyable.
Casa Romei is the only building in Ferrara that still manages to convey the charm and atmosphere of an elegant building built between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Around 1440 Giovanni Romei, a wealthy merchant, landowner, banker and official of the Este house, began...More