Hotel Ristorante il Duca d'Este

Address: Via Bologna 258, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, 44100, Italy | 4 star hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Ferrara

The tourists in Bologna

A travel blog entry by wilson.lim on Jan 03, 2015

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... depictions of Jesus blah blah blah, was the Meridian line. The inside of the Basilica was less ornate than I have become used to, it was actually quite plain.

We had lunch at an Italian food court which was varied in choice - pasta, cold meats, cheese or cold meats, cheese and pasta or cheese, pasta and cold meats. We all shared one of each.

After the feeding frenzy of pasta, cheese and cold meats, we hunted down ...

Burials in Bologna

A travel blog entry by michaeljay on Dec 30, 2014

... to Santa Maria dell Vitae, another city centre church (there are many in case you hadn't noticed by now) with some great art. The highlight of this church though is a sculpture set in red terracotta, showing the three Marys lamenting over the body of the Christ. They are all so clearly devastated that, as well as being life size, the figures are truly life like. The whole set has been accurately described as "a petrified scream". Simply wonderful. What is really hard ...

The boxing match in Bologna

A travel blog entry by michaeljay on Dec 29, 2014

... snow had gone, and the sky was a brilliant clear blue, but the day was very cold. Thank goodness for our new coats. Today we simply toured around gazing in awe at the buildings and taking photo after photo. No galleries today, but the splendour of the churches and the two (that's right, two) cathedrals were enough on their own. We broke for coffee and croissants before finishing our round of the city at the church of ...

Snow, snow, quick, quick, show

A travel blog entry by michaeljay on Dec 28, 2014

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... hours and a bit gazing at Reni, Guercino, Caracci, and a stack of others. Wonderful.


Michael had seen enough in about 30 minutes so went off to explore Bologna on his own. First of all it is a very historic city. You can see, without being told, that every single building has a long and fascinating history. Almost every building (and there are many) has its own architectural style. Everywhere you look, there ...

Eat-aly

A travel blog entry by wwooftrip2014 on Dec 12, 2014

... 2 weeks so you can imagine how slowly the minutes seem to creep by the last week you are here. We have enjoyed ourselves so much here in Italy, so much history and so much beauty. We prepare to leave the farm tomorrow, Saturday December 12. And on Sunday we take a train to Venice for two days and then we fly out on tuesday bound for home! Can't wait for Venice and most certainly can't wait for ...