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Castello Estense

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Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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All reviews beautiful castle este family information boards real castle centre of town impressive building couple of hours interesting visit worth a visit self guided tour ceiling frescoes first floor visit ferrara tourist office old city moat dungeon
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Reviewed today via mobile

There is a lot of information to read as you wander through this huge edifice. There are plaques and signs everywhere with loads of photos and information in Italian and English. Just pretty much nothing left from when the Estes lived there. There are some...More

Thank Tess13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful castle to visit - you can walk around the inner area free of charge, but it is certainly worth paying to see inside. The rooms are fabulous with ornate ceilings and helpful large mirrors so that you don't strain your neck!...More

Thank Lizzy064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience the dungeons, dark, claustrophobic, then feel the sunlight in the small garden with trees; further on see the frescos on the walls and ceilings. (There are mirrors so that you don't have to strain your neck.) Finally, have a wonderful view from the top...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marvelous inside and out - and a real moat! This is well worth the admission. The combined ticket in Ferrara is good value. It includes Several museums as well as the castle. Pinoteca, however, is disappointing- many shut rooms and a conference in progress in...More

Thank Global818582
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem! This is a must-see when in Ferrara. The prison dungeons were very eerie. Lots of good information and history.

Thank Geralyn L
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The Castello Estense is an imposing structure in the center of Ferrara. It has a moat as well as a drawbridge. This was some damage to the castle during the earthquake in 2012 and you can see where they having been patching up the structure....More

Thank plasmid
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

It's a nice castle, very big. It's well conserved. The people say that inside is not worthy. The surroundings of the castle have wather and also big siluros...

Thank GlobeTrip78
Reviewed 8 September 2018

our Hotel was so close to the Castello, we even felt like living within. All good areas and restaurants are around during the day and at night.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We came across this in our travels through Italy and we're pleasantly surprised beautiful castle and fell in love with this beautiful city

Thank KaDdeer
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The Castello Este is very large on the outside and has several moats and many towers on the outside. It was partially damaged by the earthquake in 2012. They have repaired the towers that were damaged. It is in the Centre so can be seen...More

Thank Jan S
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June C
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