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Este Castle

L.go Castello, 1, 44121 Ferrara FE, Italy

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About Este Castle

The Estense Castle, or castle of San Michele, is the most representative monument of the city of Ferrara.  It was built in 1385 as a fortress for political and military control and for the defense of the Este family, therefore also thought of as a repressive tool. The first stone was symbolically laid on 29 September, the day of St. Michael, the warrior archangel at the head of the celestial militias as well as the traditional fixed date for removals.

Attractions near Este Castle

Cathedral of Ferrara0.25km from Este Castle

The cathedral of San Giorgio Martire is the main place of Catholic worship in Ferrara , the mother church of the archdiocese of Ferrara-Comacchio. The cathedral is no longer a parish church but is the seat of all the most important celebrations of the diocese: ordinations, pontificals, solemn funerals. In spring there is also the Blessing of the Palios, or of the four painted fabrics that constitute the prize of the four races of the Palio of Ferrara.

Diamanti Palace0.5km from Este Castle

The Palazzo dei Diamanti is one of the most famous monuments of Ferrara and of the Italian Renaissance, located in Corso Ercole I d'Este 21, in the Quadrivio degli Angeli , right in the center of the Addizione Erculea.  It was one of the most stunning palaces of Italian Renaissance architecture, is a must-see when you visit this small town rich in history and art about half an hour from Emilia-Romagna’s capital, Bologna.

Palazzo Schifanoia1.1km from Este Castle

The museum of Palazzo Schifanoia is housed in an Estense Delight in via Scandiana 23, in Ferrara. The palace was built in 1385 and the name was chosen was intended to underline its function at the Este court, that is, a building intended for rest and recreation.  The palace was built for Alberto V d'Este in 1385. Borso d'Este transformed it and had it enlarged. Built on a quadrangular base, without the side wings, it was designed as a small place to rest and relax.

Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini32.36km from Este Castle

The Lamborghini Museum, also called MUDETEC, is a museum based in Sant'Agata Bolognese in Italy.  The museum, owned and managed by the Lamborghini company, is made up of a vast collection of cars produced throughout the history of the Italian manufacturer.  The museum exhibits a family tree showing all the models produced by the company. The current exhibition gallery contains iconic sports cars such as the 350 GT and the Sesto Element and concepts such as the Veneno and Miura Concept.

Parco della Montagnola43.07km from Este Castle

The Montagnola garden is one of the oldest and most central green areas in the city of Bologna, which opened for the first time in the 17th century.  In the garden of the Montagnola the bodies of Luigi Zamboni and Giovanni Battista De Rolandis were solemnly buried on the direct order of Napoleon, who in 1794 led an attempted revolt to Bologna during which Italian tricolor cockades were used; in 1799, with the arrival of the Austrians, the bodies were dispersed.

Pinacoteca Nazionale43.27km from Este Castle

The National Picture Gallery of Bologna is an Italian state museum. It is based in Bologna in the former Jesuit novitiate, a historic building that also houses the Academy of Fine Arts. The picture gallery offers a vast overview of Emilian painting from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century; however, there is no lack of fundamental evidence of non-Bolognese artists who had contact with the city.  It is owned by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.

Where is Este Castle

Discover more attractions in Campania, where Este Castle is located

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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.