Ripagrande Hotel

Via Ripagrande 21, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, 44100, Italy | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $115.00
 

Travel Blogs from Ferrara

"I don't think you should drive down here."

A travel blog entry by twofoodies

24

... crowd was already forming to watch a classic Italian silent movie. A huge screen had been set up in front of the Basicilia de San Petronia, the world's fifth-largest church, measuring 132m by 66m by 47m. Instead of a sound track playing for the movie a pianist would play a grand piano on a stage in front of the screen.

The construction of the church started in 1392 but still hasn't been finished as seen by the incomplete front facade. Originally it ...

An interesting day driving thru Tuscan mountains

A travel blog entry by yurgo56

5

... closed and the town itself was very unimpressive. We passed through a beautiful hillside town, Panzano with the surrounding area full of vines and olive groves. We stopped by the side of the road to take it all in. As I mentioned we are in a very hilly section which is not what I wanted to see, but the accommodation is quite nice. Even allowing for the dogs across the valley that bark more than the Cobb's thing! I have seen quite ...

Last day of cooking school

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

3

We had one last day of the pasta fest! This morning we made tortellini, capelacci (little hats) and ravioli. We made 4 different stuffings and 4 different sauces. That was great and pretty easy once you have the pasta sheet making down. See how yellow the pasta is from the orange egg yolks? It was hot today and we came home after our pasta lunch- we finally learned to pace ourselves ...

Cooking school day 2

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

1
6

Another great but exhausting day at cooking school. We start in the market with Stefano, who runs the school. Then the morning making pasta and sauces. We made tagliatelle and gnocchi. We served the tagliatelle with bolognese (meat sauce) and the gnocchi with rabbit sauce. It was the best gnocchi we have ever had. And easy to make. I promise to make it for friends and family!! We went back to our room ...

Cooking school day one

A travel blog entry by lisastellwagen

5

We had a great day, but tiring, in cooking school. We met in the am and went to the market to get our produce, meat, and cheese for the day. Lovely little stalls or shops with very high quality. In the am we learned to make pasta with a rolling pin the traditional way. Not easy! But we will practice. Then we made lasagna and cannelloni with bechamel sauces. Excellent! Had ...

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Amenities

    More great choices in Ferrara

    Search for more deals in Ferrara

       

    TripAdvisor Reviews Ripagrande Hotel Ferrara

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good