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The beautiful streets of Ferrara

With a temperature of about 40 degrees celcius, Chris and i drove from Ravenna to Ferrara. This town should better be great is what i thought when we drove there. We didn't know we could reach the town by highway, so it took us over 2 hours to get there... We parked the car in a place where we could only pay by coins so the first thing we had to do was changing some money. I tried the supermarket and normally i can make people understand me, but this time it was impossible. The old Italian lady didn't have a clue what i wanted. So i bought some water, not a luxury with this temperature (!), i paid with 10 euro and there i got my coins.

Do you see all the beautifulll details of this Duomo?
That was the start of this daytrip to Ferrara.

The heat was incredible this day but the narrow streets of the historical center were a little bit cooler. When we reached the main square of Ferrara, i forgot all the troubles we had before this day. What a beautiful square with a beautiful and very typical duomo! I had never seen one like this one, where it seems to have three facades! The whole building was very special with beautiful details on the walls. Chris and i wanted to see the duomo on the inside for the beauty and to be in a cool place for a while (churches are cool most of the time) but it was closed unfortunately. So we walked on in the nice narrow shopping streets of this town. One of the best things i liked about Ferrara is that is isn't touristy at all. I didn't hear other languages then Italian here except for a group of American boys in front of the Mc Donalds who were in Ferrara to play a basketball match.

The Duomo and the tower next to it
The town is very authentic with small boutiques and caffes. The narrow streets lead us to a medieval castle that is actually in the heart of the center. We walked through it for a little while but because of the heat we really needed a drink (good excuse don't you think?) So we ordered a nice Prosecco and Aperol that we enjoyed with some bites and we waited for the Duomo to open. I always love to see churches on the inside and this one was also very beautiful. Because it wasn't touristy at all (maybe because of the temperature) it was very silent in the church. I always love that, it's the way a church should be. We walked around in the center a little more after this but we couldn't do this too long unfortunately because of the heat. All the locals were inside too that day so the streets were very quiet. Chris and i decided we have to go back here again when it's more lifely. Ferrara is really worth it. It's a beautiful town!

The way back to Ravenna was way easier because there actually IS a highway so it took us only about an hour to go back and chill a little in the airconditioning. A dinner in our favourite restaurant in Ravenna was a good end of the day.

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The beautiful streets of Ferrara
The beautiful streets of Ferrara
Do you see all the beautifulll det…
Do you see all the beautifulll de…
The Duomo and the tower next to it
The Duomo and the tower next to it
The castle in Ferrara
The castle in Ferrara
A close up, to show the details be…
A close up, to show the details b…
A very typical Duomo dont you thi…
A very typical Duomo don't you th…
The castle
The castle
Inside the castle
Inside the castle
The castle
The castle
Chris is enjoying the city too!
Chris is enjoying the city too!
Ferrara
photo by: Miranda-Maas