FERRARA NERVESA DELLA BATTAGLIA


18 May 2018
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Friday
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180 km
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FERRARA

Ferrara is located between the Po Valley and the Sea, and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage site list along with the Po Delta. It features an almost intact medieval and Renaissance city centre that, with its special atmosphere, makes it a much appreciated tourism destination.

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GALLERY

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FOOD

Coppia ferrarese IGP (bread), Caplit (cappelletti soup), Cappellacci di Zucca ferraresi IGP (pumpkin stuffed pasta); Salama da sugo IGP (pork sausage), marinated smelt, watermelon, Torta Tenerina (chocolate cake), Pampepato di Ferrara IGP (traditional sweet cake).

WINE

Doc Bosco Eliceo (from Fortana, Merlot, Bianco del Bosco and Sauvignon grape varieties; white and red).

MAIN SIGHTS

The old town (UNESCO World Heritage), Castello Estense (the Este Castle, 14th century), Mura di Ferrara (the city fortification, Middle Ages), Cattedrale di San Giorgio (12th century), Palazzo Municipale (the Town Hall, 13th century), Quadrivio degli Angeli (with Palazzo dei Diamanti, Palazzo Turchi di Bagno, Palazzo Prosperi-Sacrati; 15th-16th century), Prospettiva di Corso Giovecca (18th century).

HISTORY

Population: 132,000

Foundation: 6th century

Ancient name: Forum Alieni (uncertain)

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