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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

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Address: Via Scandiana 23, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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Re-opened Este's palace of amusement

Recently re-opened and until the first of May 2013 there is free entry and the above rating considers this as there is limited access to the rooms. The principal upper room has 8... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 7, 2013
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Modena, Italy

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Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Recently re-opened and until the first of May 2013 there is free entry and the above rating considers this as there is limited access to the rooms. The principal upper room has 8 of the month panels well restored and the rest unrestorable, it seems. The rear room has the wonderful ceiling to view, the panels representing the various virtues.... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

There is no information as to when this will open again at the site, but it's so permanently closed that our map indicated that it was closed! I asked our hotel receptionist and she indicated that they have just started on repairs from the earthquake. The hope is to open it by summer, but no information is available.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

The palace is closed after the May earthquake while they work out whether it's safe. No info on this until you are there - quite a long walk!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

This palace is a bit out of the main route, being a 'delizia' in the Renaissance period, that is to say a palace built outside the town in which aristocrats would meet to spend joyful time, dancing, listening to musicians, playing in the gardens outside. Nowadays, the gardens are gone, but the palace still contains traces of this wonderful past.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2009

The Months frescoes in Palazzo Schifanoia are simply amazing! There's also a nice informal eatery in the back garden of the palace, great in summer. The Church of Santa Maria in Vado is round the corner, absolutely worth visiting. Check opening times. Some churches in Ferrara shut at lunch time. Including the Duomo.

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