The historic Volte street in Ferrara
This medieval street may be one of the main attractions in Ferrara, and while it is a joy to walk and admire, it really won’t take up too much of your time as the original preserved part isn’t too long.
That said, be sure to swing by for a photograph and to appreciate the difference of the architecture away from the renaissance buildings.
Sadly the Ferrara Synagogue is closed currently, following earthquake damage a few years ago. I only learnt this when I tried to visit, but hopefully, in time it will reopen, as it is the last remaining Synagogue in the city.
The Jewish quarter of Ferrara was one of the largest in the country, and during the Este rule of Ferrara, it remained on the more diverse religious cities in what is now modern-day Italy. As such, I hope they can preserve the heritage here and especially can repair the earthquake damage.
Canale di Burano
This isn’t the kind of canal to get confused with the likes of Venice, as the setting is neither old or glamorous, but on a summer evening when we visited, it was an excellent setting for a sunset moment and to soak up the lively university atmosphere of the city.
We found a pop-up bar and restaurant here, with live music playing as people lounged in deck chairs. There are even some boats, such as Sebastian Pub Ferrara, along this river which have been converted into places to eat or drink.
While it won’t be a draw to the city for everyone, I enjoyed the slightly more urban feel of our evening here, especially as a nice contrast to the more classic evenings you would expect surrounded by so much history.