Bike Tour Discovering Ferrara
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Bike Tour Discovering Ferrara

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Pass By: Castello Estense, Largo Castello 1, 44121, Ferrara Italy

Discover this precious Castle in Ferrara.

Pass By: Palazzo dei Diamanti, Corso Ercole I d'Este 21, 44121, Ferrara Italy

Admire the original wall of the Palazzo

Pass By: Erculean Addition, Ercole d'Este, 44121, Ferrara Italy

Discover curiosities from your local guide

Pass By: Ferrara Cathedral, Piazza della Cattedrale, 44121, Ferrara Italy

Admire the beautiful cathedral of Ferrara.

Pass By: Chiesa di San Cristoforo alla Certosa, Piazza Borso 50, Ferrara Italy

Discover this picturesque church.

Pass By: Ferrara Cathedral, Piazza della Cattedrale, 44121, Ferrara Italy

A heavyweight Renaissance art city peppered with colossal palaces and still ringed by its intact medieval walls, Ferrara jumps out at you like an absconded Casanova (he once stayed here) on the route between Bologna and Venice.

Two souls vibrate in the city of Ferrara: a medieval one in the south and the a Renaissance one in the north, converging in the Castello Estense.

Start by Viale Cavour-Corso Giovecca, the road axis that represents an ideal bridge between the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We are going to reach the ancient city walls by bike, and you’ll find out that Ferrara is one of the few Italian cities still walled up, surrounded by as many as 9 km of defensive walls with green paths, viable on foot or by bike.

Then, continue your guided tour beginning from the mighty Castello Estense. This symbol of the city’s history and power dates from the time of the Este family, the Lords who ruled Ferrara for over 300 years, making it capital for culture and artistic achievements. See the magnificent façade of St. George Cathedral, all decorated with stone relief like lace and full of statues, with monsters and griffins at the front door. The long side of the cathedral on Piazza Trento & Trieste (once the market square) is also beautiful.

Then, go on towards the famous district of 'Addizione Erculea.' Commissioned by Duke Ercole I at the end of the 15th century, it’s the very first European example of the integral development plan that earned Ferrara’s inclusion in the UNESCO List in 1995. Here, the most famous building is Palazzo dei Diamanti with 8,500 ashlar stone diamond-shaped blocks.

From Quadrivio Degli Angeli you will arrive at Piazza Ariostea dominated by the statue of court poet, Ludovico Ariosto. Not far away is the Monumental Certosa of San Cristoforo, a beautiful religious complex from the 15th century, and the relaxing Ferrara walls too.

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  • Professional guide
Not included
  • Bike rental (around 10 euro per person)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate


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