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Best Hotels in Ferrara

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Ferrara is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and is the capital of the Province of Ferrara. Much of Ferrara can be considered to be a Renaissance art city with its many 17th century buildings, and makes quite the idyllic getaway for couples. The city is situated between Venice and Bologna, and its close proximity to La Serenissima means that it is often overlooked by tourists, which helps Ferrara maintain its tranquil "hidden gem" status. Although much of Ferrara was damaged during the Second World War, its historic city centre remains largely intact, and is a picturesque destination. Finding your ideal hotel in Ferrara can be a difficult task, even more so if you have certain expectations. Finding your perfect hotel is made easy with Hotels.com, as you have access to thousands of user submitted hotel reviews, photo galleries, as well as the location of any potential hotel via Google maps.

What's Ferrara Like?

Ferrara is a historically and artistically rich centre which is largely shielded from tourism because of extremely popular tourist destination La Serenissima situated nearby, making Ferrara the ideal "non touristy" tourist attraction for Italy. Castello Estense (Este Castle) is a dominant landmark in the city, and this 14th century structure, once home to Lucrezia Borgia, is now a museum and exhibit dedicated to the local history. Other popular museums include Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archaeological Museum) and Museo della Cattedrale (cathedral Museum). Parco Massari (Massari Park) and the 18th century Orto Botanico di Ferrara (The Botanical Garden of Ferrara) are two lush parks ideal for afternoon walks and picnics.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Ferrara

Many of the local attractions are within walking distance of the city centre, making a comfortable pair of walking shoes your best companion if you plan on exploring the area. The Summer months in Ferrara span from June to August, and temperatures typically reach a high of approximately 31°C with calm winds. For this reason, you should aim to carry a backpack around with bottled water and dry snacks, as you can easily lose yourself for hours exploring the landmarks, boutiques, and shopping streets. If you ever plan on chatting with the locals, they are known for being warm and welcoming, but try not to confuse their animated way of speaking as annoyance or anger. For all of the latest news regarding festivals and attractions in Ferrara, you can find the local tourist information centre on the ground floor of Este Castle, but not that it is closed on weekends.