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Location address: Italy, Ferrara, Ferrara
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The Castello Estense (‘Este castle’) or castello di San Michele (‘St. Michael’s castle’) is a moated medieval castle in the center of Ferrara, northern Italy. It is a large block with four corner towers.
Peculiar at the Castello Estense is the Hall of Games. This large room was intended for evening amusements, whether concerts or games. The ceiling is divided into eleven panels, each one containing a scene describing a different sport, following the passions of Duke Alfonso II.
Linked characteristics: Peculiar
The Castle Estense or Castle of Saint Michele is the most iconic building in the very centre of the town of Ferrara. It’s a brick building surrounded by a moat, with four massive bastions. It was built starting in 1385 and partly restored in 1554; the pavilions on the top of the towers date from the latter year.