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Maxxim Hotel

Maxxim Hotel

Hotel in Ferrara Old Town, Ferrara

The Maxxim Hotel is housed in a striking 15th-century palace, once a Count’s residence. This antique building is full of charm and maintains its original arches, marbles and tapestries. Really nice hotel. Great value for money. Very kind staff.

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Avg. price/night: £41
9.3 Superb 1,848 reviews
Hotel Torre della Vittoria 1928

Hotel Torre della Vittoria 1928

Hotel in Ferrara Old Town, Ferrara

Offering free WiFi and a panoramic city-view terrace, Hotel Torre della Vittoria is located on the 3rd floor of a building in central Ferrara, within 200 metres of the Estense Castleand 50 metres of... The attention was outstanding. The food great! I want to come back!

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Avg. price/night: £55
9.2 Superb 555 reviews
Hotel Nazionale

Hotel Nazionale

Ferrara Old Town, Ferrara

Just 50 metres from the Cathedral, Hotel Nazionale is in the historic centre of Ferrara with its Castle Estense. It offers modern rooms with LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. Amazing hotel in a superb location.....modern room with excellent shower.....staff were super friendly and helpful... if I’m back in Ferrara will be staying again

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Avg. price/night: £55
9.1 Superb 771 reviews
Dolcemela

Dolcemela

Hotel in Ferrara Old Town, Ferrara

Dolcemela offers a great location in the centre of Ferrara. It features elegant rooms and apartments, a breakfast buffet, and luggage storage. The city’s train stations is a 15-minute walk away. Friendliness of the two ladies.

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Avg. price/night: £63
9.7 Exceptional 111 reviews
Hotel Carlton

Hotel Carlton

Hotel in Ferrara Old Town, Ferrara

Set in the heart of Ferrara, Hotel Carlton is 5 minutes' walk from Ferrara Cathedral, the Opera House and the town's castle with moat. It offers free Wi-Fi, private parking and bike rental. Prototype of medium expensive hotel as it should be!

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Avg. price/night: £50
9.0 Superb 806 reviews
Hotel De Prati

Hotel De Prati

Hotel in Ferrara

Set in the heart of Ferrara, Hotel De Prati a 2-minute walk from the Opera House and 400 metres from the Diamond Palace. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. Very beautifully furnished and extremely clean

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Avg. price/night: £56
9.4 Superb 653 reviews

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FAQs about hotels in Ferrara

  • The average price per night for a 3-star hotel in Ferrara this weekend is £181 or, for a 4-star hotel, £237. Looking for something even fancier? 5-star hotels in Ferrara for this weekend cost on average around £406 per night (based on Booking.com prices).

  • On average, 3-star hotels in Ferrara cost £72 per night, and 4-star hotels in Ferrara are £74 per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Ferrara can on average be found for £81 per night (based on Booking.com prices).

  • Maxxim Hotel, Dolcemela and Hotel De Prati are some of the popular hotels in Ferrara.

  • Some of the best hotels in Ferrara near Castle Estense include Un'Oasi di Pace, Studio Apartment with Private Hammam and SottoSopra.

  • Hotel Torre della Vittoria 1928, Dolcemela and Locanda Corte Arcangeli have received great reviews from travellers in Ferrara regarding the views from their hotel rooms.

  • On average, it costs £67 per night to book a 3-star hotel in Ferrara for tonight. You'll pay on average around £77 if you choose to stay in a 4-star hotel tonight, while a 5-star hotel in Ferrara will cost around £107 (based on Booking.com prices).

  • These hotels in Ferrara are highly rated by couples: Dolcemela, Hotel Annunziata and Maxxim Hotel.

  • Many families visiting Ferrara loved staying at Albergo Casa Degli Artisti, Dolcemela and Hotel De Prati.

  • For hotels in Ferrara that serve up a highly-rated breakfast, try Dolcemela, Hotel Annunziata and Hotel Torre della Vittoria 1928.

A Renaissance Rival to Florence

Ferrara was a haven for the arts during the Renaissance and much of this is still evident today. The powerful Este family held court in the multi-turreted Estense Castle, protected by a moat and drawbridge, and they were illustrious patrons of artists and authors.

Bellini, Piero della Francesca and Titian all perfected their strokes here, and the university houses parts of Ludovico Ariosto’s original manuscript of his epic poem – Orlando Furioso – containing allegorical references to his sponsors. The family is also depicted in Palazzo Schifanoia’s detailed fresoces, and the Palazzo dei Diamanti gallery displays works commissioned from the School of Ferrara.

Some Este tombs are in Corpus Domini Monastery and another is in the ornate cathedral whose three-gabled façade overlooks the crenellated town hall. Both line Piazza di Trento e Trieste, the main square where locals come to socialise. Another popular square is green Piazza Ariostea.

The Este strengthened their position through marriage alliances with the influential Borgia, Medici and Gonzaga families, but they didn’t have it all their own way. Ferrara’s well-preserved city walls were built for defence, and ardent opponent of the Renaissance, Savonarola, was born in this UNESCO World Heritage city.

Surrounding cobbled streets house many luxury Ferrara hotels, cheap apartments and B&Bs near the train station, available on Booking.com.

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