GENERAL FEATURES

Ferrara is in a strategic geographical position, near other cities of great historical and artistic interest.

By train, Bologna is just twenty minutes away, Venice and Florence an hour, and Rome two hours and fifty minutes, while Mantua can be reached in an hour by car, and Ravenna in three quarters of an hour.



THE HOUSE

is situated right in the historic heart of the city, in a street closed off to cars. Its bedrooms are quiet and overlook gardens.
The establishment consists of:

    * Holiday apartment with terrace;
    * Rooms with bathroom on the lower floor (Bed & Breakfast).

Piazza Duomo and the Castello Estense are just a five-minute walk away. Guests can also visit the Palazzo Schifanoia and the Ludovico il Moro Archaeology Museum, or stroll through the streets of the Jewish Ghetto. Just a little further on foot one finds the Palazzo dei Diamanti, the National Gallery and Piazza Ariostea, the heart of the Renaissance city.





HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Situated in the area built by Nicolò II, in the sixteenth century it was shown on the map which reproduced the layout of the city's buildings as the "House of the Knight Taino degli Obizi".
It is said that in 1228 Saint Anthony of Padua, visiting Ferrara, worked a miracle in the house of Taino degli Obizi in Via Zemola, making "an infant speak to convince his father, who suspected the honour of his spouse, the infant's mother".

A study of eighteenth-century documents in the Municipal Archives shows that a room of the house in question was used as an inn, called "Naso di legno" ("Wooden Nose").