Palazzina di Marfisa d'Este

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Palazzina di Marfisa d'Este

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memberHolland
Holland605 contributions
Visit with nice ceilings without documentation
Jul 2020
This palace of Marfisa d'Este can be visited in 30 minutes. It is open again after the Covid-19 closure. We were wearing a face mask during the visit. It was possible to make a reservation but not necessary. 15 visitors are allowed at one time.

The small palazzo is rather bare and has about 6 big rooms with some nice wooden closets and wardrobe chests and benches. The ceilings are extraordinary.

Big problem is the complete lack of documentation in English or Italian (Maybe due to Corona) . After the visit we still do not know the history of the building.

Entrance was 4 euro.
Written July 14, 2020
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,483 contributions
Nice palazzina
Jun 2019 • Couples
The small palace had 8 - 10 rooms to tour. Each room had descriptions in both English and Italian - plus they provided and overview of the structure when we arrived. It is part of the MYFE card. There is artwork, frescoes and some furniture in each room.
Written June 27, 2019
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BobandJosie
Reading, UK989 contributions
Small Palazzina which is a bit out of the way
May 2019 • Couples
Perhaps we had become too complacent - having visited several sumptuous palaces in previous days - but we were a little disappointed by this Palazzina. Yes, it does have some nice frescoes and pieces of furniture, but it was all looking a bit "tired" - especially the garden.
Written May 29, 2019
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Stéphane L
Paris, France473 contributions
Nice beautiful place to see when you saw most of the town's marvels
Feb 2019 • Couples
In rather good shape with some old paintings, pieces of furniture and frescoes as well as poorly maintained garden, the place has its charm though you can pass it if no time left.
Written March 3, 2019
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Gorgeous10
London, UK232 contributions
A very pleasant, out-of-the-way visit
Nov 2018 • Couples
The Palazzina has a lovely interior, with interesting furnishings and artefacts. I would say it's a 45-minute visit rather than a couple of hours, but well worth exploring in a low-key, peaceful way.
Written December 7, 2018
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ozzie5melbourne
Melbourne474 contributions
Top of my list
Sep 2016 • Solo
This is a remarkable residence dating from the 16th century the frescoes are extraordinary and the rooms are full of fantastic antique furniture. You can imagine what it would have been like to live here. I loved it. Don't miss it.
Written September 3, 2016
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kagatlin
Statesville, NC596 contributions
Beautiful ceilings
May 2015 • Friends
It was a long walk from center city to see a medium sized palazzo, but the ceilings were great. There were some pieces of period furniture, but all-in-all, this site is not a top place to see in Ferrara.
Written May 6, 2015
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leisure-traveller44
Northern England308 contributions
Just the right size to get a sense of palazzo life
Sep 2014 • Couples
We liked this palazzo primarily because it wasn't overwhelming. The painted ceilings and the furniture gave one a sense of what it must have been like to live there--it didn't feel too much like a museum, and there wasn't the sense of being watched all the time by guards. A good experience.
Written September 11, 2014
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,163 contributions
Second rate
Mar 2014 • Solo
This Palazzo has some ceiling paintings including one outside the main building that mimics a vegetal cover.
Some period furniture is unfortunately now covered by insipid modern"art works".
Altogether not compelling
Written March 20, 2014
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CarnivalGatti
Montana414 contributions
Don't Miss this Sweet House of Marfisa Este
Mar 2013 • Couples
A bit out of the way, but worth the walk you feel this is areal home that was lived in. It is filled with beautifully carved furniture and tables and chairs. Ferrarese Terzo de'Terzi is credited with designing this house for Princess Marfisa of Este (1555-1608) and built by her husband, Francesco of Este, Marquis of Massalombarda. Beautiful ceilings decorated with flowers, cupids, mythological scenes and coats of arms can be found in the fireplace room, hall, and banquet room and atrium. Traces of Filippi and Sebastiano are evident though there was restoration in the 1938. This residence has a beautiful garden and covered portico with a painted ceiling covered with vines and fountain with putto. Here you feel that this was a residence people lived their lives in and a neighborhood.
Written March 15, 2013
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