Via delle Volte
Via delle Volte
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Gina M
Portland, OR4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
At nighttime, this medieval alley street (part of the Ferrara's historic Jewish Ghetto) transforms from a quiet sidestreet with plenty of old arches (thus, the name) to a magical doorway back to another era. The streetlamps glow and, barring the lack of authentic raw sewage or rotting animal carcases, you could be in the Middle Ages. Most of the old town of Ferrara has been power-washed, steam cleaned and made pretty (which I still enjoyed)... not Via delle Volte; I felt as if I could still sense the thousands of difficult lives who lived in this claustrophobic neighborhood. It was one of my favorite experiences in a recent trip to Italy.
Written November 10, 2019
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keithpI29YF
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Unforgettable snippet of history Not to be missed. Off the beaten track. Make it part of visit to bologna or Padua.
Written January 27, 2020
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HampshireBirdman
Martina Franca, Italy483 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This area probably gives a greater insight to life in old Ferrara than many of the more glamorous areas. It is very worthwhile taking a slow walk through to absorb the atmosphere and to think back in time and what this area may have seen.
Written July 10, 2017
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211Peter
Stockholm, Sverige27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
We might have missed something, but it's a medieval road of which there are plenty all over Europe. It leads to the railway station though.
Written January 3, 2016
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Caravanserai
London176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
We cycled up (and down) this street - our bikes mostly managed on the cobbles! Owing to the town's excellent limitations on car traffic we could admire the street in all its calm beauty. Rosetti, Ferrara's great architect and town planner really understood the importance of creating a pleasing (and uplifting) street environment and townscape for the people to enjoy. The buildings, their arrangement, with trees and green spaces peeping through at intervals combine to make the street totally 'easy on the eye'. Modern day architects and town planners could learn a lot from Rosetti's principles.
Written May 11, 2014
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Micky981
Bristol, UK328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
It's like to jump in the Medioeval Time thank's to the Onces that charactherized this road. It's one of the Most Ancient Medioeval road in Europe. Warmly Suggested for Art and Architecture Lovers.

Assolutamente da vedere grazie alle sue volte Medioevali che la caratterizzano: è come fare un salto nel passato.

Assolutamente da vedere per chi ama non solo l'arte ma anche l'architettura tipico del medioevo.
Written January 1, 2014
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Agata M
Poznan, Poland123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
If you're in Ferrara you can't miss this tiny street. This is one of the most beautiful parts of this town. This street was there ten centuries ago and it still is untouched. Walking the original pavement under the arches built of red brick you can feel the atmosphere of old times. Bicycles and small restaurants make it even more beautiful.
Written June 24, 2013
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john b
Valparaiso, IN871 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We walked it and then realized we were going back for the Restaurant that evening.
Everywhere in old Ferrara is wonderful to walk through but this moe like a back alley...old and a little creepy
Written October 16, 2019
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BobandJosie
Reading, UK989 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Walking back from the Palazzina Marfisa D'Este we chose to avoid the (somewhat noisy) main street and instead came back via the back streets boardering the other side of the University buildings.
This lead us to the delightful Via delle Volte - which is surprisingly quiet and charming.
Written May 29, 2019
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Lucie M
Vancouver, Canada212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a wonderfully evocative street - we felt we were back in the 13th Century. And no traffic... Magic.
Written April 29, 2019
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