Where to stay around Ferrara?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 143 holiday lettings near Ferrara. From 15 Houses to 10 Farmhouses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ferrara for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ferrara?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ferrara:

  • Bolognina: 284 holiday homes
  • Barca: 30 holiday homes
  • Quartiere Saragozza: 444 holiday homes
  • Murri: 207 holiday homes
  • San Donato: 334 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ferrara?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ferrara. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Botanical Garden and Herbarium: 125 holiday lettings
  • Ferrara Cathedral (Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio): 132 holiday lettings
  • Ferrara Station: 139 holiday lettings
  • Le Mura Centro Commerciale: 119 holiday lettings
  • Church of San Martino: 135 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ferrara listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ferrara?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 15 Houses in Ferrara. Our other popular types of Ferrara holiday rentals include:

  • Farmhouses: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I rent downtown rentals in Ferrara?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 34 downtown rentals in Ferrara. You have also many other possibilities in Ferrara area, including:

  • Waterfront rentals: 5 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ferrara?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 23 holiday homes with pool available in Ferrara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday villa in Ferrara City your home away from home

    Ferrara is the capital of the Italian province of the same name, an ancient walled city situated a few kilometres south of the Po River.  For its network of Renaissance and medieval lanes, alleys and buildings, Ferrara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is filled with palaces built during the 14th and 15th centuries, as well as an imposing castle and well-preserved cobblestone streets. The city is also close to the beaches of the eastern Adriatic coast, less than an hour’s drive away.

    Proximity to these ancient buildings is one of the main reasons tourists choose from HomeAway’s range of Ferrara holiday apartments.  Many of these well-appointed rentals are housed in historic buildings with period features.  Situated in or around the city centre, they are close to the main attractions and come with balconies or terraces and modern conveniences such as air conditioning, dishwashers and coffeemakers.  Holiday villas in Ferrara also benefit from these creature comforts, and are suitable for couples, large families and groups.  If more historic architecture's on the cards, consider a visit to the ancient town of Modena less than 60 kilometres from Ferrara, where HomeAway also has an array of holiday rentals.

    Things to do

    -Outdoor activities: Most of the city is enclosed by nine kilometres of thick defensive walls.  These were constructed during the 15th and 16th centuries.  Running alongside the walls are good cycling and walking paths.  A walk round the ancient streets is always an enjoyable experience as is sipping an espresso in a café lining one of the many piazzas.

    -Historic monuments:  There are historic sights a plenty in Ferrara. In the city centre is the 14th-century Castle of Este, a four-towered moated defensive structure.  Inside are many frescoes that date back to the 16th century, and the castle’s roof gardens are a popular hangout.  Other notable sights include the ancient cathedral and the domed church of San Francesco.

    -Museums:  Ferrara’s impressive history can not only be seen in its buildings but also in the numerous museums.  The Cathedral Museum houses many sculptures and paintings and the Archaeological Museum displays relics from the Greek-Etruscan necropolis of Spina, near Comacchio.  Inside the Boldini Museum, guests will discover numerous artistic works by Ferrara’s painters.

    -Food and drink:  There are many restaurants and bars dotted all over the city.  One of the most pleasant aspects of staying in Ferrara holiday apartments is to be able to slip out and dine in one of the local eateries.  On the menus are good, hearty pizza and pasta dishes with some regional variations.

    -Events:  In common with many Italian towns and cities there are numerous festivals throughout the year.  A popular Ferrara event is the annual Festival dei Buskers at the end of August, during which the streets are filled with buskers.  May sees a Palio, a horseback contest between Ferrara’s different districts.

    Weather in Ferrara

    Ferrara City enjoys warms springs and hot summers.  The average temperature during July and August is 29°C with low chance of rainfall.  During the winter months the temperatures can drop down to as low as 0°C.  June is the wettest month receiving up to 60 millimetres of rainfall.

    Travel to Ferrara

    There are several travel options to get to holiday villas in Ferrara. The nearest airport is Bologna (56 kilometres), but Venice’s Marco Polo airport is 110 kilometres away.  The city is on the Bologna to Venice train line and there are regular trains from these destinations.  Ferrara’s train station is a 20-minute walk from the city centre or a short cab or bus ride.  Local buses run throughout Ferrara City and are operated by a company called ACFT.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Ferrara

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Ferrara. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Botanical Garden and Herbarium (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Piazza Ariostea (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Pareschi Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
    • Parco dei Caduti (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
    • Montezemolo Park (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
    • Quadrone Oasis (22.8 mi / 36.7 km)