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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

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Address: Via Scandiana 23, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0532 64178
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Strange place but interesting.

We found this to be a very interesting place for coffee. We sat in the garden which had trees with elegant dresses hanging on them. Wonderful atmosphere and we'll worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
L90MAW
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this to be a very interesting place for coffee. We sat in the garden which had trees with elegant dresses hanging on them. Wonderful atmosphere and we'll worth a visit.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Unmissable. What remains of the magnificent frescoes portraying the Este court at play, and a series of horoscope paintings is a delight for the eyes. Spot Duke Borso d'Este among the figures, riding on his horse, meeting the people, out hunting, watching a palio and generally mixing and mingling with his subjects. There are scenes of people working in the... More 

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Palazzo has some old and great Frescos but that is about it. Given the number of glowing reviews we had read we expected a little more. If old Fresco's are your thing you'll love it. If not you might feel a little let down.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This 'small' palace, badly damaged by the 2012 earthquake, has some of the most beautiful Renaissance frescoes you'll see anywhere. Right now only two rooms are open, incl. the Salone dei Mesi with the frescoes. These 15th century paintings are unfortunately not in good condition, but what is left is breathtaking. Incredibly expressive faces, fascinating genre scenes, and one big... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ferrara is the city of the Este family, the Estensi town. In the Via Savonarola you will find one of their palaces, the Palazzo Schifanoia. It is not as impressive as the big castle in the main square but don't pass up the opportunity of a visit because it houses some of the most interesting and beautiful secular frescoes of... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Got to see these wonderful frescoes for free with my 2day €10 myFE card. Got stuck here in a thunderstorm so had a good chance to see them well. My advice is get a myFE card and see all the lovely things this town has to offer.

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phinneasbec
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Do not let the walls that are in terrible condition put you off. Although little to see in terms of number of works and size, there is nothing small about these works in terms of impact. This is a place to contemplate some of the finest painting in history. Worth many repeat visits.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This palazzo consists of one large hall covered in frescoes. Good in combination with neighbouring museums on the MyFe card, or for fresco-freaks.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a remarkable old Este family home. Only two huge rooms are on display but there are marvellous frescoes on the walls in both of them. . Don't miss this place in Arar don't miss this palazzo.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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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