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“A comfortable home”
Review of Casa Romei

Casa Romei
Ranked #9 of 105 things to do in Ferrara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Casa Romei was built by the merchant Giovanni Romei around the mid fifteenth century, and constitutes a unique renaissance mansion in Ferrara. Original decorations from the age of its first owner, elegant courtyards, loggias, halls, make it an exceptional landmark inside the ancient city centre. During the time that the house formed part of the Monastery of Corpus Domini, the ceilings of the rooms on the first floor (XVI century), were decorated with elegant grotesques. Casa Romei became a veritable museum in 1953 and received collections of frescoes, statues and lapidaries from mostly destroyed ancient city churches and civil buildings. Therefore you can discover -inside its 15 rooms- witnesses from a forgotten town. The echoes of important artists, such as Donatello, Francesco Dal Cossa, Gregorio di Lorenzo, Bastianino, Alfonso Lombardi, make the visit inside Casa Romeo an unforgettable experience of a greater interest.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 13 June 2013

This is a delightful building, which gives you a pretty good idea of how the comfortably well -off lived in the 15th century.

1  Thank Lofthouse S
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Casa Romei is a beautiful old house with a typical square inside it with a well. If you are in between 18 and 25 years, the entrance price is only 1,50 and it's definitely worth the price. You can see the original paintings on the wall, although they look a bit washed off and could use some renovation.
What made our visit uncomfortable was a woman following us and looking at us ALL the time, she was dressed like an average tourist, so we thought she was a bit strange and rude and apparently not enjoying the art but us.. But when we left we saw that she was one of the guards.
I was very surprised by it, guards aren't suppose to scare you and make you feel like you are acting and looking like a thief.

Thank estherolijslager
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

very charming house of 14th century,with some interesting pieces inside.not very commun to be find elsewere.if you consider they wanted to destroy it in the past is a monument to human possible stupidity!

Thank ricvac
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Beautiful palazzo, amazing frescos, and an interesting collection of art and sculptures from other sites around Ferrara. The ceilings and friezes in some of the rooms are exquisite.

1  Thank Dave N
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I visited this medieval house during a hot July day. All I wanted was to escape the heat of the early afternoon, but boy, what a find! With just 3 Euros you immerse yourself in another age. I enjoyed all the rooms, many of which have their original paintings,

1  Thank Alexandros C
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