In the Heart of Ferrara – Majestic Castle
by Stefania Bufano
Situated in the centre of the city of Ferrara, you cannot miss this great medieval castle which is surrounded by a large moat. TheCastello Estense is a large block with four corner towers.
During my 2 day stay in Ferrara we visited this fairy tale castle. We thought we might have a short visit, but were soon rapt by the history and magnificence of the place itself and were inside for an entire morning. There is almost too much to take in on one visit: there is so much to see and read. I’d like to give a special mention to the quality of the information boards in English. The writing, the explanations, the translation were all superb – and the information boards were at the perfect height.
Highlights for us included the dungeons, the ‘archaeology room’, the kitchens (and the explanations about the role of the Scalco), the…
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There is much to love about Ferrara and its Castle. So much so that I wrote a children’s book about the castle, the Este, Lucrezia and the gastro-history of the region (Pasta for a Princess). When touring the Castle, reflective mirrors allow you to see the detailed painted ceilings without getting a stiff neck!
Your writings will surely inspire a trip to this wonderful city to enjoy the art, architecture and food! (cappellacci di zucca at Trattoria la Romantica is a must). Really enjoyed a stay at the Hotel Annunziata in a room overlooking the castle and a very special stay in Annunziata’s contemporary sister hotel, the Prisiani Art Suites. If you want to explore further into the history and beauty of the city, the Palazzo dei Diamanti is one of the most stunning palaces of Italian Renaissance.
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Hi Pamela, what a interesting comment! And it’s wonderful that you wrote a book about Ferrara and the Castle! You can send to me a short piece of it if you would like it, I’ll be happy to edit it here in the future.
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Of course! Thank you for your interest. Here is a link to Pasta for a Princess on the Amazon site with a brief summary. https://www.amazon.com/Pasta-Princess-Pamela-Marasco/dp/1470191229
Hi Pamela, as I said if you want to be edit here, please send me (contact are in the About page) a short piece of your book and we’ll think about to edit it in the future. I’m sorry, but I can’t do more at the moment. Best regards