Hot hot hot!
Ferrara Travel Blog› entry 2 of 15 › view all entries
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.
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 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.