Last month two earthquakes rocked the villages and towns of northern Italy including the late medieval and Renaissance town of Ferrara. Established by the powerful Este dynasty this UNESCO World Heritage site is a town of bicycles, black magic and imposing architecture suspended in time. Although there was some damage to the magnificent buildings in the town’s centre, thankfully no one was killed here; restoration work is already well underway and nearly all sites are now open to the public.
1. The d’Este Castle
This impressive castle, parts of which date back to 1135, is well worth a visit. It (Read more...)