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Ferrara walls


With their nine kilometres, the walls surround Ferrara almost entirely, and constitute one of the most complete and various circuits of our country.

Here all the most significant periods of military Italian architecture are represented, surrounded by green embankments and the rampart. 

These walls had been studied also by Michelangelo, as a highest example of the military art; the red tile curtains show the important past of Ferrara. Today they are, as it was even then in time of peace, a large garden in addition to the many other smaller ones within the City.

Practical information. 
Journey time: 3 to 5 hours. 
You can partly line the walls by car following the bypass roads located inside and outside the city. 
The stretch between Porta Paola and Viale Belvedere is the one that has mostly lost its original characteristics. 
Given the length of the path and its characteristics, we recommend the use of bicycles. 
For disabled people we recommended to be helped by a person, because of the slope levels in some sections or uneven ground embankments. 

Foto di Luca Gavagna

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