Estense Castle's tour with a qualified tour guide will last around 1 and a half hour, starting every Saturday from 3.30 p.m. Meeting 30 minutes before the departure in the Castle's court, under the arcade.
Ferrara's majestic icon, the Estense Castle is still today enclosed by the trench that recalls its ancient originis as a military fortress, then turned through time into the magnificent residence of the Ducal Court.
On the first floor the ancient medieval halls and the evocative cannons' flight bring to the noble floor where you can admire the Oranges Garden, which overlooks the city's squares, the ducal chapel and the wide frescoed halls. In the final part of the tour there are the exhibitions dedicated to Ferrara's painter Giovanni Boldini and Giovanni Battista Crema.
The guided tour costs €8,00 per person, children and kids from 7 to 18 years old pay the reduced-price ticket costing € 5,00, free for children up to 6 years old (not turned 7 years old yet).
The entrance ticket to Estense Castle is not included, you'll have to pay it separately. A €1,00 discount per ticket will be applied, thanks to "Amici del Castello" discount.
MUSEUM ENTRANCE PRICES
Full price ticket: €12,00
Reduced-price ticket: € 10.00 (minors between 13 and 18 years old, over 65 years old, at least 15 persons groups, university students with a university course enrollment badge, full price ticket or reduced-price ticket owners for one of the exhibitions by Fondazione Ferrara Arte, Coop Alleanza associates, FAI associates)
Free ticket: minors under 13 years old; a minor, aging between 6 and 18 years old, per paying adult; tour guides, tour leaders, environmental and tourist guides, interpreters and teachers practising theri professional acitivity; differently-abled people and their guides; journalists and freelances with badge; visitors who enter the Castle on theri birthday or, in case the museum was closed, on the next opening day, students enrolled in the first year of one of University of Ferrara courses who show their badge.