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Castello Estense

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Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
+39 0532 299233
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All reviews beautiful castle este family information boards real castle centre of town impressive building interesting visit worth a visit orange trees couple of hours ceiling frescoes first floor visit ferrara guided tour old city moat dungeon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beautiful Castello is the heart of Ferrara. Really good exsibitions. The Castello is Wheelchair accessible in most of the areas. There are ramps. The staff is friendly. There is a sigh that also the ride with the boat is Wheelchair accessible. Really beautiful place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A castle really beautiful, with preserved lots of objects. Unfortunately I could not enter due time. I could not attend during the Sunday and they don't work late in week days.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JMPelacaniJr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting castle, well kept. Enjoyed the kitchen especially, the orange trees in the terrace, the views, the prison, etc. It was a “filler” activity but I enjoyed more than I thought I would.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank latrevisana
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Very diverse aspects: the ancient building, the interesting history, the scary dungeon, the panoramic view from the tower, the amazing old paintings! There are a lot of rooms to admire. Worth a visit to explore the city and very nice for families. In christmas time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stella_Krewleb
Reviewed 6 December 2018

I just saw the castle outside, but that was quite enough to enter the history for a while of this remarkable city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SrkiCroatia
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Quite good value museum with good dual language info panels in most of the rooms. Well laid out route, extra to climb the lions tower. Dungeons fun for children.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrdafisher
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Castello Estense sits in the centre of Ferrara. We enjoyed a complete guided tour and then visited the easily accessible tower for panoramic views. Highly recommended for a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elwoodvogt
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A terrific example of Italy's amazing medieval castle building. this fortress in the centre of Ferrara is well worth a visit. Some amazing frescoes on the ceilings. A fascinating insight into medieval jails. Great views over the city. Well worth a visit if in Ferrara.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Azzurro_Devon
Reviewed 19 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tess13
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from L90MAW | Reviewed this property |
It is quite informal.