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Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine

Via del Gambone, 44121, Ferrara, Italy
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A hidden gem

This monastery is definitely worth the walk. Although a little off the centre it is, in our... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
A very special atmosphere.

This convent really is a hidden gem with a very special atmosphere and wonderful 500 year old... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Via del Gambone, 44121, Ferrara, Italy

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

This monastery is definitely worth the walk. Although a little off the centre it is, in our opinion, one of the highlights of our visit to Ferrara. The frescoes are beautiful and the extraordinary atmosphere of the monastery, still in use, is a lasting memory.

1  Thank gianlorenzo
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This convent really is a hidden gem with a very special atmosphere and wonderful 500 year old frescoes, the best in Ferrara. It is important to check opening times to avoid disappointment but try and go so that you can attend afternoon vespers, a very...More

1  Thank pickymissy2015
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Beautiful trecento frescoes and gives a real feeling for many women's lives in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods.

Thank Caterina408
Reviewed 13 October 2016

A nun will meet you at the door during visiting time, check ahead and if you go late in the afternoon you will be able to sit outside and then go back in to hear the 5:00 pm chanting of vespers, and she will walk...More

Thank retireandtravelnow
Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you can't get to the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, there are beautiful frescoes here in Giotto's style. Well worth the visit, and there are some lovely gardens too.

Thank ljk_ny_az
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The frescoes are magnificent, but perhaps best to research them a bit on your own, and then tell nun who must repeat tour 50x per week that a)you know no Italian, or b)you are familiar with iconography. Do go to the services (4-5 daily); the...More

2  Thank debora s
Reviewed 26 May 2016

at the outskirt of the city center, this monastery is still inhabited by 14 Benedictin nuns. you have to ring them out to get access to the church and one will show you around, explaining the wonderful fresco paintings (in Italian only), Some of them...More

1  Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 9 February 2016

In front of this monastery, there is a real treat: a cherry tree that flowers in spring time. It is covered with hundreds and thousands of pink little flowers and looks fantastic! The monastery itself is really interesting. You'll find there a tomb of the...More

1  Thank NullnFull
Reviewed 8 December 2015

A medieval convent with wonderful frescoes of that time. beautifully preserved. You must ring for entrance which can be intimidating but I recommend you do so anyway. i was on my own and lovely nun escorted me around and showed me many delightful things about...More

1  Thank MEHlaw
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The frescoes in the monastery chapel are very reminiscent of those at the Arena Chapel in Padua. They have the same Giotto stylistic pattern of representing events in the life of Christ and other biblical events in distinct sections of the fresco wall. The walls...More

1  Thank LizTh
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