Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), Ferrara

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) was once the recreational playground for the Dukes of Ferrara. The building is divided into the 14th-century wing to the west, which houses the civic museum, and the two-story 15th-century wing to the east. In the latter's Hall of the Months, you'll encounter some of the most important cycles of frescoes from that era. These impressive frescoes were divided into 12 sections, one for each month of the year (though today only the months of March through September are visible), and depict the world of gods, the cosmic world, and the world of man. A visit to Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ferrara visit planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Palazzo Schifanoia is a Renaissance palace built for the Este family. You are allowed two visit two rooms, in the Salone dei Mesi ("Hall of the Months") the highlights are the allegorical frescoes...  more »
  • Fantastic frescos in terms of color and composition. Some are certainly damaged, but that lends even more appeal to what is left. Spent about 2 hours just looking. If however, you don’t like...  more »
  • It was closed for resturation and unfortunatly we went there. But we see the Church santa maria in Vado, close to the palace and after that visited National archeology museum...
  • Closed for restauration
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