December Vacation – Part 2 – Ferrara

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the remarkable XIII century Romanesque façade of the Ferrara Cathedral and below, the massive Este Castle  -  both just around the corner from our hotel

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a typical trattoria – Hostaria Savonorola

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the famous Ferrara bread

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detail of the central loggette of the façade

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detail of the Este Castle reflected in the waters of the moat 

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one of the immense Castle cannons

below:  the medieval section and the Jewish Ghetto

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a pleasant pause for an apertif and a news update before visiting the beautiful frescoes of The Allegory of the Months and Sala of the Virtues at Palazzo Schifanoia

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above:  the courtyard of Casa Romei (1450) and several of the rooms of its excellent architecture and decorations along with a stunning collection of magnificent terracotta pieces

-Mary