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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.

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Ferrara City Holiday Apartments & Rentals (72)

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    Apartment #1094014
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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      Apartment #491121
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        Apartment #6522628
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          Apartment #6104033
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            Multiple rentals Apartment #6440675
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              Apartment #1854194
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                Apartment #6125613
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                  Multiple rentals Farmhouse #55168
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                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1747893
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                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1747893
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                        Apartment #1987814
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                          Apartment #6473147
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                            House #1951717
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                              Apartment #1569201
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                                Chateau / Country House #1835977
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                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                  Apartment #1473831
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                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                    Apartment #1728916
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                                      Apartment #826662
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                                        Apartment #1934164
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                                                Apartment #1728562
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                                                    Villa #804723vb
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                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #6440675
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                                                        Apartment #6814590
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                                                          Condo #3581435
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                                                            Apartment #6901781
                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                Apartment #6659057
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                                                                  Apartment #1728342
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                                                                    Apartment #1947990
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                                                                      Cottage #6790653
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                                                                        Studio #875682vb
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                                                                                Villa #6868993
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                                                                                  Cottage #1233938
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                                                                                          Apartment #2408411
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                                                                                              Villa #1819486
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Lovely Week

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a really lovely week at Corte Stellata. The apartment was nicely furnished and everything felt clean and fresh. The bed was very comfortable. The shower was excellent and the towels were large and cosy. The owners were also really nice - they made us feel very welcome and even took us out on a boat trip when they had a free afternoon! Corte Stellata is in a peaceful and quiet location, but still has a good internet connection and there is a large town about 10 minutes drive away - with a good supermarket.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    5 star central, comfortable flat

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Doris was an excellent host, very freindly and helpful. The flat is very clean comfortable all mod cons, spacious and luxurious. Full of light and tranquil as it looks out onto a lovely garden with a 200 year old plane tree, and lots of birds, you can visit and sit in the garden. The flat couldn't be more central, just a few steps from the Duomo and castle. There is a supermarket across the road and the amazing Slurp pizzeria next door - best pizza I've ever had anywhere! Don't miss the Palazzo Schifanoia with it's amazing fresco of the months - a real gem. If you like Greek vases you can't miss the archeological museum, world class collection.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    4 nights in fabulous Ferrara

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This apartment is truly outstanding. Tastefully decorated ,spotless & furnished to a very high standard with all the facilities anyone requires. The balcony/patio area is perfect for chilling out after a hard days sightseeing. Enrico was the perfect host - always available to answer our queries & offer help & advice when we had a parking issue with the local constabulary! On that note driving & parking in Ferrara can be a bit stressful for the tourist therefore when we return it will be by public transport! The apartment is within walking distance for everything Ferrara has to offer - especially at night - very atmospheric. Would definitely stay here again. Grazie Enrico.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016