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A city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, Ferrara is the capital of the Province of Ferrara. Much of city exudes Renaissance style art and history with its many 17th century buildings, and is the idyllic romantic getaway for couples. Situated between Venice and Bologna, and in close proximity to La Serenissima means that Ferrara is often overlooked by tourists, which helps the city maintain its tranquil "hidden gem" vibe. Although much of Ferrara was damaged during the latter stages of Second World War, the historic city center remains largely intact, and is a picturesque destination with neo-Gothic style buildings and boutiques around every corner. Finding your ideal hotel in Ferrara can be a difficult task, even more so if you have certain expectations. However, this search is made easy with Venere, as you have access to thousands of user submitted hotel reviews, photo galleries of thousands of hotels, as well as the location of potential accommodation via Google maps.
What's Ferrara Like?
As with many other Italian cities, Ferrara is culturally and historically rich with plenty of modern attractions also. Ferrara makes for the ideal romantic getaway destination, as well as offering an authentic look into Italian history. The Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archaeological Museum) is one of the prime attractions, with its many Roman and Etruscan artifacts, the museum is full of local treasures. Castello Estense (Este Castle) has been at the heart of Italian Renaissance history and political scandal, and was once lived in by the famous (or infamous) Lucrezia Borgia. The city has plenty of inspiring religious structures, and Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire (Basilique of Saint-George the Martyr) is no different with its beautifully painted ceiling, gilded walls, and impressive sculptures.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Ferrara
Many of the local attractions are within walking distance of the city center, making a comfortable pair of walking shoes your best companion if you plan on exploring the area. The Summer months in Ferrara span from June to August, and temperatures typically reach a high of approximately 31°C with calm winds. For this reason, you should aim to carry a backpack around with bottled water and dry snacks, as you can easily lose yourself for hours exploring the landmarks, boutiques, and shopping streets. If you ever plan on chatting with the locals, they are known for being warm and welcoming, but try not to confuse their animated way of speaking as annoyance or anger. For all of the latest tips and recommendation in Ferrara, take a look at Venere's guest reviews.