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One of the main reasons for going to Ferrara was to visit the magnificent Cathedral in the old city, but it’s just been closed indefinitely for major repairs after suffering serious structural damage in the 2012 earthquake. Worse still, the facade had been covered with...More
The Cathedral is being renovated on the outside at present.
The inside is very large and has some small chapels inside the Cathedral
One of the chapels shows the Black Madonna.
The good thing is it is free to enter inside.
Very impressive inside and...More
We have been to several Duomos throughout Italy, but they can be vast and overwhelming in size. Although the outside is being cleaned at this time (after 350 years it's to be expected) the inside is gorgeous. Even if you aren't religious you have to...More
When we visited Ferrara, the front facade of the Basilica was undergoing maintenance, but what first struck as a particular feature of the church building was, that along the side is a gallery with a number of small shops. Inside the Basilica is impressive. This...More
Completely covered in scaffolding and canvas, the outer facade is totally obscured. Most of the ceilings inside are also hidden from view. It appears it will be this way for a LONG time. But the rest of the interior is quite amazing and worth the...More