Ferrara's beautiful Renaissance street
Repeatedly cited as one of the most beautiful historical courses in Italy and Europe, Corso Ercole I d 'Este is one of the main arteries of Ferrara, as well as one of the most photographed places in the city of Romagna. The Renaissance street connects Porta degli Angeli on the north side of the city walls to the Estense Castle, and still retains the charm of a residential artery that Duke Ercole I d'Este wanted to give it. In fact, there are no commercial establishments on the Corso, only imposing Renaissance palaces.
The focal point of the Corso is the Quadrivio degli Angeli, where you can admire three richly decorated palaces: Palazzo Turchi di Bagno,Palazzo Prosperi Sacrati and the magnificent Palazzo dei Diamanti, which now houses numerous art exhibitions inside. The ground floor houses the collection of modern and contemporary art organised by Ferrara Arte, while the main floor is occupied by the rich collection of the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Ferrara.
In the second part of the Corso, the one leading to the walls and the Porta degli Angeli (Gate of the Angels), the buildings decrease in number and importance, and the palaces give way to imposing poplars and their shade, which will refresh you during summer walks.