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“Frescos!”

Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia)
Ranked #10 of 103 things to do in Ferrara
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Frescos!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I looked at them for an hour! So much happening, busy renaissance scenes. Wonderful colors. Costumes, animals.

Visited December 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“beautiful frescos”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Such a shame that some frescos are destroyed, but those remaining are so full of life and beauty. They capture the spirit of Ferrara when it was one of the most artistically and especially musicalyl creative cities in Italy

Visited November 2013
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“The bar in the garden”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The garden of palazzo Schifanoia hosts a nice sweet restaurant that mainly consists of old wooden furnishings and offers a daily menu very precise. It is such a sweet corner to have a good pasta on Sunday where you can enjoy shade and peace.

Visited June 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“It is worth visiting but...(please avoid the annexed café)”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Since the Palace is one of the most representative cultural attractions of Ferrara, it is worth a visit. However, there are only two small rooms inside. The outstanding internal frescos of the first room (that of the Months) are unfortunately partially faded and damaged whereas the second room (that of the Virtues) has an interesting panelled ceiling in addition to the painting of the Cardinal and Theological Virtues. No guides are provided but just an useful photocopied piece of paper, if this is available. 15 minutes are enough to conclude your visit. Please, avoid the annexed café like the plague!! In spite of the nice location, the products are criminally expensive. For instance, for one (disgusting) coffee we paid 2 euro (more than twice the standard price)! No to mention the total bill...Quite shameful.

Visited June 2013
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Cahors
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“partially reopened”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

just partially reopened after the earthquake of 2012 and free entry for the time being. Frescoes of everyday life (non-religious) are wonderful

Visited April 2013
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