Entry price: € 4.00
Reduction 2 € (over 65 and groups). Free under 18
Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 1 pm / 3 pm to 6 pm
Telephone: +39 0532 244949
FAX: +39 0532 203064
The Villa is a splendid example of a 16th-century high-class residence and was once surrounded by magnificent gardens that connected it to other buildings, known as Casini di San Silvestro. It takes its name from the princess Marfisa d’Este who inherited it from the man who had it built, Francesco d’Este, the son of Duke Alfonso I and Lucrezia Borgia. Marfisa lived in it until her death and refused to leave Ferrara even after her family moved to Modena and the city was devolved to the Papal States. The façade on Corso Giovecca is in brick with large rectangular windows. The large garden behind is now closed off by a loggia painted with a fake bower, used for performances.
Source: local Staff of Ferrara