Castello Estense Tours

This iconic castle located in the heart of Ferrara dates back to the 1300s and stands as an homage to an ancient era that still attracts travelers and history lovers to its towering gates. Visitors who want to explore this scenic destination will find restored prisons, barracks and weapon stores, in addition to gardens, a council hall, and dozens of other restored and renovated rooms that showcase what life here was like thousands of years ago. 

Travelers say the idyllic drawbridge, Giants’ Room and the old school dungeon are some of the spots in this massive castle that are not to be missed. And while the castle’s interior is still covered with frescos, visitors say some are badly in need of restoration to return them to their original beauty.

Practical Info

Castello Estense is located in the center of Ferrara near the intersection of Viale Cavour and Corso Ercole I d’Este. It is open daily except Mondays and hours vary according to the season. Entrance is 8 euros for adults. Guided tours are available for 4 euros.
Location
Address: Largo Castello, 1, Ferrara, Italy
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Hours: Open Tues-Sun and hours vary according to the season
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Admission: Adults: 8 euros
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Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara

Spend a day exploring the beauty and history of Ravenna and Ferrara with this private full-day tour. Visit the top sights in each city, including the cathedral and Castello Estense in Ferrara and the many gorgeous churches in Ravenna with colorful mosaics. Enjoy the personal attention of your private guide.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Bike Tour Discovering Ferrara

Discover Ferrara by bike on a 3-hour tour led by a knowledgeable guide who shows you the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city’s highlights. Bike along Viale Cavour to important sites including the Castello Estense, Palazzo dei Diamanti and the Duomo (Ferrara Cathedral). Wheel down well-marked bike paths that run along the ancient city walls and stop to take in the majestic Piazza Trento Trieste. Learn about the urban planners of the Renaissance who created the Addizione Erculea, and more on this fun and informative bike tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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