Italian comune

Ferrara (, Italian: [ferˈraːra] (listen); Emilian: Fràra [ˈfraːra]) is a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital of the Province of Ferrara. As of 2016 it had 132,009 inhabitants. It is situated 44 kilometres (27 miles) northeast of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 5 km (3 miles) north. The town has broad streets and numerous palaces dating from the Renaissance, when it hosted the court of the House of Este. For its beauty and cultural importance, it has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
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narrative location: Ferrara


Italian Journey

book from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Five Stories of Ferrara

short story by Giorgio Bassani

author: Giorgio Bassani


Il Peregrino

1508 novel by Iacopo Caviceo, based on the Francesco Boccaccio's "The Filocolo"

author: Iacopo Caviceo


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