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Castello Estense

Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 299233
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"beautiful castle"
in 16 reviews
"este family"
in 21 reviews
"information boards"
in 8 reviews
"impressive building"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"centre of town"
in 8 reviews
"real castle"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 4 reviews
"interesting visit"
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"ceiling frescoes"
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"first floor"
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"minute walk"
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"visit ferrara"
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"tourist office"
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"old city"
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"moat"
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Reviewed yesterday

Castello Estense looks very impressive from the outside but the rooms inside are somewhat disappointing. We paid 6 Euros per adult with children going free. There were queues for the toilet for which you have to pay unless you have an entry ticket. There is...More

Thank RIchard035
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle and Lions’ Tower, are a must-see for Ferrara visitors. Signage in Italian and English explains what you are seeing and its historical context, from the political goings-on to the role of dinners and cooking. The interiors are beautifully restored frescos and ceiling paintings,...More

Thank boybanker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice castle with dungeon rooms and other appartements frescos (great idea the mirrors) and the exposition was very interesting. Climbing up the tower, I couldn't say it is worth it.

Thank Dimitri S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most preserved medieval castles I've ever seen. We went inside to look at it. Unfortunately there is nothing interesting inside except for a few saved frescoes. I think the visit inside is not worth it.

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ve been in ferrara just for a couple of days and we obviously visit the castle.. see a real castle in the core of the city is something amazing... we have visit the castle and was a such a pleasure being there.. very helpful...More

Thank Manetta G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our tour of Italy between Florence and Venice we stopped at this non-tourist town that was very quaint and spoke of the rural Italy we had heard about. The castle in the middle of the city was so wonderfully Old World with a draw...More

Thank Matt I
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Seen one castle, seen almost all. Building is in center of town but is like any other castle. I have visited exquisite castles in Spain, Germany, Hungary, etc. This one is nothing special.

1  Thank VanillaAce
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The Castello dominates the centre of town with its towers, high walls and moat. One enters across a choice of two draw bridges, one on the north side and one on the south side, to find a large courtyard with a few piles of medieval...More

3  Thank Trevor R
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

It is easy to walk around, and a must see while in town. The museum seen closed, as we passed by, but you can cross the bridge and walk around in the yard. I would recommend to walk/pass by while in town.

2  Thank springAnne
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Interesting for the history and frescoes , ceilings from the period but bare of any furniture. Best to do with a headset, to liven it up with history. I did it during carnival and took the option of a guided visit with actors, that was...More

Thank monicaediers
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