Ferrara Car Rental

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Things to do in Ferrara

Ferrara is a city rich in history and artistic treasures, although it is quite small and peripheral as compared to nearby Bologna, Padua and Verona. Located in the middle of the Po Valley, bordered by the river Po, this city has always been a sort of guardian of the plain, the sea and the Apennines. Being a medieval city-state City medieval state, Ferrara has become famous for the rule of the Este family, who ruled until the seventeenth century. The Este family commissioned all the most beautiful monuments in Ferrara, allowing the birth and development of a court of artists, including famous writers like Ariosto and Tasso, and many painters as well, such as Guercino, Piero della Francesca and Mantegna, and it also remained known in history as the birthplace of the great medieval inquisitor Savonarola, burnt at the stake in 1498. A rental car is a brilliant solution to be able to visit the city and the province, allowing you to move from the coast to the Apennines without any effort. If you stop in front of the beautiful Estense Castle in Ferrara centre, you’ll travel back in time for an instant: a large perfectly preserved medieval castle, complete with moat and cells. In a few steps you will be then in front of the Cathedral and the monument to Savonarola, in one of the most spectacular squares of northern Italy. Then go to the Renaissance city and the Este family neighborhoods, where you will find the Church of San Francesco in and Palazzo Schifanoia, which was built to amuse the nobles, Palazzo dei Diamanti (Diamonds Palace), Palace of Ludovico il Moro, and the house of Ludovico Ariosto.

Top 3 Must See:

  • Take a walk along Via delle Volte

  • Visit Palazzo dei Diamanti

  • Go into the Ancient aqueduct

Drive Around Ferrara

Now go back to your car, and head to the surrounding areas, and don’t forget to stop and take a look to the ramparts, where lots of summer events populate the nights of Ferrara. Take the opportunity to try local dishes such as salama da sugo from the “chickpeas spianata”, accompanied by good red wines. A few kilometers away, you will find the Basilica of Pomposa, an ancient Lombard basilica Lombard, without forgetting Comacchio and the lagoon of eels. Then it’ll take you just a few minutes to reach Bologna, Cento and its famous Carnival. Choose among our special deals, and you'll definitely enjoy your trip to this this small part of Italy in total freedom!


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