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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)
Ranked #10 of 101 things to do in Ferrara
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Genoa, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
668 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,266 helpful votes
“Closed”
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.

Visited March 2013
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london
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“Alas this palace is currently closed”
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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ancona
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“Worth a visit”
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. In fact, it contains the most outstanding cycle of frescos dating back to the XV century, especially in the so called 'hall of the months', in which two large walls are covered with stunning scenes of the period. On the ground floor, you will find a small but very interesting museum, with precious objects such as music books and the duke's Bible covered with precious stones. Really worth a visit.

Visited January 2012
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Unmissable!”
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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