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December Vacation – Part 3 – Ferrara continued

  Another day of bright sun greeted us as we were off after breakfast to the near-by Renaissance Palazzo Diamante (Biagio Rossetti 1493-1503) which is home to the National Art Collection of Ferrara. We discovered a new-to-us local Mannerist painter, Garofolo, whose paintings were remarkable: il Palazzo Diamante also houses an interesting medieval art collection and other early Renaissance paintings …


December Vacation – Part 2 – Ferrara

the remarkable XIII century Romanesque façade of the Ferrara Cathedral and below, the massive Este Castle  -  both just around the corner from our hotel a typical trattoria – Hostaria Savonorola the famous Ferrara bread detail of the central loggette of the façade detail of the Este Castle reflected in the waters of the moat  one of the immense Castle …


December Vacation – Part 1 – The Pomposa Abbey

A masterpiece of Romanesque art, the Pomposa Abbey 35 kilometers northeast of Ferrara is visible from quite a distance with its towering campanile that dominates the surrounding countryside much like a lighthouse in the sea of green countryside. Its noble, isolated location adds to its magic – to its sublime atmosphere. Bell Tower of the Abbey of Pomposa The 48-meter high …