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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

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Address: Via Scandiana 23, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: 0532 64 178
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Beautiful building. Only 2 upstairs rooms, one with wall frescos, one with decorated roof. stunning. It only costs 3 euros to get in. There is a beautiful garden out the back with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
octoplaits
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Melbourne, Australia

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palazzo Schifanoia was one of the Este family palaces. In the front entrance is an imposing statue of Borso d'Este. Upstairs is the main gallery housing a cycle of impressive frescoes representing the months of the year, showing the Este rulers engaged in various activities, signs of the zodiac and pagan deities. The surving frescoes are beautiful in their representation... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early afternoon in August and started with a late lunch in the lovely garden cafe. Then up to the main gallery and the frescos. Hardly any other visitors despite the season, lots of time to sit quietly and view the beautiful works. Not a lot to see other than the main gallery, but if you have read and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our minds, this was best of Ferrara's palaces housing its most impressive collection of art and artifacts. We had a great time.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I love frescoes and will take any opportunity to seek them out in their original setting. Thus we ended up at this palazzo. Some are in good condition and really lovely, some are badly, probably irreparably damaged. Those in good shape have so much detail I was curious about, but the only info is in Italian, so I left a... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

but when you go in, the first room you see just takes your breath away: it is all frescoed and some of the colours are still very vivid! Every detail is a masterpiece: the dogs, the ducks, the horses & the people! There's just one other room where you can watch a small video about the evolution of the palace... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Only 2 rooms for you to see here. The main room has 2 walls covered in fresco detailing the events that take place in the countryside and at court month by month. Beautiful colours and detailing on some of the months but time has not be good to most of the room. Cheap to get in - free with a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Beautiful building. Only 2 upstairs rooms, one with wall frescos, one with decorated roof. stunning. It only costs 3 euros to get in. There is a beautiful garden out the back with a cafe to enjoy the sunshine

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The remarkable Renaissance frescoes of the Palazzo Schifanoia were one of the highlights of our visit to Ferrara. A plus: there is an excellent and informative video in the room adjacent to the Hall of the Months.

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Thank Ann J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Only two big rooms, but well worth the visit. Look at the expressions on the faces of the persons on the fresco's - surprise, annoyance, flirt, smiles.

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Thank Tineke B
Lincolnshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We went as part of the My Fe card, but were only able to see one room (with some impressive frescos). I was expecting something larger, but there is a lovely cafe in the garden, serving local fayre, so, if you're out this way, pop in for that and the frescos!

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