In Ferrara, it seems that the inhabitants were born with two wheels instead of feet... With a ratio of three bicycles per inhabitant, the city has not usurped its title as the bicycle capital of Italy.
Ferrara is a city rarely visited by tourists, although it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the region. The d'Este family, who ruled here from 1208 to 1598, managed to transform this small village in the middle of the marshes into an intellectual and artistic home attracting the greatest artists and spirits of the Italian Renaissance. The atmosphere of the Renaissance can be felt everywhere: in the colours of the castle ceilings, in the many palaces and monumental churches, in the cloisters and gardens. Ferrara combines the solid architecture of Florence with the sensual melancholy of Venice, accentuated by the presence of the mists that surround it for most of the year. "Ferrara is a city reserved for the few", wrote the art critic Federico Zeri. "When you first see her, you feel like you've known her forever. In reality, we have only dreamt of the balance of its urban geometry, the mazes of its ancient alleys, and the perspectives masked by fog curtains. "As proof, an extremely rare fact, the entire city is recognized as belonging to the heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

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