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30 April 2011

Ferrara (Italy) _ At Night_Pt 2

Dear friends, we continue our visit to the city center, which is worth a visit (at night) without any disturbance. Peace and tranquility reign in the early hours of the day. The city is waking up, but still no one sees around.

A view of the castle of Este is the starting point for our excursion night photography

The dynasty of the Este of Ferrara made the capital of a small but culturally active, regional state. The heyday of the city was the second half of the fifteenth century, when the ducal court agreed people like Piero della Francesca, Pisanello, Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Mantegna, Rogier van der Weyden, etc., and had developed a painting school in Ferrara, with capiscuola the likes of Cosmè Tura, Ercole de 'Roberti and Francesco del Cossa (the famous Ferrarese Workshop).

Corso Martiri della Libertà, which leads from the castle in Cathedral Square.

The first "modern urban plan in Europe, " the biggest project ever conceived for a futuristic city, was designed by Biagio Rossetti with a happy fusion of old and new by combining the story of the medieval town with the new path Renaissance.Since 1995, the historic center of Ferrara has been included in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites such as "... a wonderful example of Renaissance urban plan that preserves its historic center intact."

The ancient Via degli Adelardi

In front of the small porch at the cusp, of the Cathedral, is the Face of the Horse on the sides of this ancient entrance of the Palace of the Court, are a refined bow and a column on which are placed respectively on horseback Marquis Nicolò III d'Este and the Duke Borso sitting faldistorio up.(is a special type of chair used in the liturgy by Catholic bishops.)

The two statues, made ​​in 1927 by the sculptor Giacomo Zilocchi, are copies of the originals of the fifteenth century, the latter, made ​​by talented artists such as Nicolò Baroncelli, Antonio di Domenico di Cristoforo and Paris, were destroyed in 1796 during the French occupation.

Is the original column Borso, restored several times, and the fifteenth-century arch on which the equestrian statue, authoritatively attributed to Leon Battista Alberti for the purity of the lines throughout the Renaissance and performed by Francesco Bartolomeo.

The Duke Borso




The Marquis Niccolò III d'Este

Only friend of the night, this beautiful full moon which makes it even more attractive city trip.

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