Private tour

Medieval Ferrara and the Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Private tour

Medieval Ferrara and the Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Activity provider: Elisabetta Concetta GULINO

From US$ 130.41 per group up to 6

Discover the main symbols of the local culture of Ferrara. Be introduced to the economic and social history of the city, including the family Este and Jewish heritage as you explore the city on an insightful guided walking tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Admire the medieval and 20th century rationalist architecture
  • Walk on the path of Jewish heritage in the Garden of the Finzi-Continis
  • Imagine Byron and Goethe on their Grand Tour searching for Torquato Tasso
  • Hear about the Duchess Lucrecia Borgia living in the Castello d'Este Snap
Full description
Begin your fantastic walking tour in the courtyard of the Castello Estense. Learn about the rich history of the area and its landmarks from your professional local guide. Pass by the Frescobaldi Music Conservatory before making a stop at the mid-15th century S. Anna hospital cloister. Glimpse into the garden of the early 16th century Palazzo Roverella, before heading to the 18th century oval Theatre Square where the statue of the Ferrarese friar Savonarola lies. Walk between the archbishop's palace and the former Ducal Palace to the cathedral and town hall which features a beautiful brick laid square. Finish your exciting tour by visiting the medieval business lanes and the historic Jewish ghetto before ending in front of the intricate 15th century Italian Synagogue.
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Paper map of the city

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    Meeting point

    Meet your friendly guide at the water well next to the tourist information office inside the courtyard of Castello Estense.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
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    4.8 /5

    based on 22 reviews

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    February 6, 2023

    Really knowledgable guide who answered all our questions and showed us things we would never have known about. So pleased I made this booking.

    January 30, 2023

    This was a wonderful tour - we highly recommend it.

    January 5, 2023

    Product ID: 399411