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Boat excursion in the moat of the Estense Castle

Boat excursion in the moat, to see the Castle from a different point of view

Este Castle - Piazza Savonarola

Ferrara (FE)

An interesting activity for both tourists and citizens: the boat excursion in the moat of the Estense Castle allows you to admire the monument from a different point of view. It will be possible to enjoy a new perspective of our Castle, one of the few in Europe to mantain its original moat. In the past, from that point, the members of the Este Court could reach their dwellings in the countryside; and they also organized boat races around the Castle.

Boat tours will be held on Saturday, Sunday and during the holidays, every 30 minutes; their length will be more or less 15 minutes, and during the tour it will be possible to listen to an interesting description of the monument, both in Italian and in English.

Date: the event will be held from Feb 23, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019 every Saturday, Sunday - it will also be held on Nov 01, 2019

Event timetable: 10.00am – 1.00pm; 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: Adults €3.50;

Reduced fee: Minors €2.50.

Free entry: Free for kids under 5 years-old. Kids under 12 years-old must be accompanied by an adult. € 0.50 discount for the visitors of the Estense Castle.

The boarding area is at the gate in Piazza Savonarola.
Tours will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
Info: 0532 299233.

Information and Booking Centre

Este Castle - Ticket office
Largo Castello - Phone: ++39 0532 299233
Weekday timetable:

Every day: 9.30-17.30.
October, 1st - 28th, February: Closed on Monday.

Weekend timetable:


By Ferrara editorial staff (Oct 11, 2019)

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