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Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)

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Palazzo Schifanoia is a Renaissance palace built for the Este family. You are allowed two visit two... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Redhill, United Kingdom
Very interresting frescoes - worse to take a guide for explanation

It's very rare to see a room with so many amazing frescoes. We had one hour stop in this Palazzo... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Ile-de-France, France
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Palazzo Schifanoia is a Renaissance palace built for the Este family. You are allowed two visit two rooms, in the Salone dei Mesi ("Hall of the Months") the highlights are the allegorical frescoes (some very damaged) while in the Sala delle Virtù ("Hall of Virtues")...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic frescos in terms of color and composition. Some are certainly damaged, but that lends even more appeal to what is left. Spent about 2 hours just looking. If however, you don’t like frescoes, or art that has been damaged, then don’t bother.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Another month would be stretching it , but do allow plenty of time to study the frescoes, full of wonderful faces, animals and gestures. There's an exceptionally interesting and well produced video, too. If you're wondering about the "virtues" - pemperantia" translates as "temperance" (...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's very rare to see a room with so many amazing frescoes. We had one hour stop in this Palazzo having a guide (Emanuela Mari - ferreaincantesimo.com) telling us the stories of this frescoes and make us back to the Este family history. I would...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

WE thoroughly enjoyed the walk from town center to Palazzo Schifanoia. There is a small fee to enter and you climb the stairs into a large banquet room. The room is rather dark but contains a number of attractive frescoes - little else to see....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Home of some of the best frescoes that l have seen on this trip, built originally for the ESte family, this is a place that you will want to visit, only 2 rooms to view, but so much to see, afterwards relax in the garden

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Terry C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This renaissance palace built for the D'Este family allows us to see two rooms, one of which contains the amazing frescoes showing the months of the year. Light levels are kept very low to protect the frescoes, but it is sufficient to enjoy them. The...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank HampshireBirdman
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The frescoes about the months of the year are really worth a visit, some are damaged, but nevertheless do not miss it. Better with a guide because they are full of symbols which you might miss. Then head to the nice coffee shop in the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We bought the combination ticket of museums in Ferrara, and this was included. The vast hall covered with frescoes was wonderful, and my husband and I spent quite a while photographing small detailed portions that attracted us. I wish I had consulted the reviews here...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Museum consisted of only 2 rooms although in 1 was a very interesting video running showing the changes since its initial construction. A little disappointing but in the gardens which makes for a very pleasant drinks break. We didnt eat but the menu showed a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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