Via Scandiana, 23, 44121 Ferrara FE, Italy
About Palazzo Schifanoia
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.
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