Gallerie Estensi’s sites in Ferrara.

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The jewels of Palazzo dei Diamanti

Ferrara holds a special place among the Po-valley courts of the Renaissance period. Centuries of Este rule saw the city evolve its original medieval plan, towards the new rational, perspectival criteria that became the reference point from the 15th century.

The city was home to a court with wide-ranging and sophisticated cultural interests, which in the Este family’s patronage of intellectuals, writers, men of the theatre, and artists of great importance.

Pinacoteca Nazionale of Ferrara offers visitors a comprehensive overview of the paintings produced in the city from the 13th to the 18th century, testifying to this great period of Ferrarese art, making it a must-see attraction for those visiting Ferrara.

The Pinacoteca Nazionale


The Pinacoteca Nazionale of Ferrara is located on the piano nobile of the Palazzo dei Diamanti, a masterpiece of  Renaissance architecture by  Biagio Rossetti (1447 ca. – 1516), in rooms featuring the magnificent Salone d’Onore and the sixteenth-century apartments of Virginia de’ Medici. The museum offers an important selection of paintings from Ferrara spanning from the thirteenth to the eighteen...

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Getting here

Pinacoteca Nazionale

Corso Ercole I d'Este, 21
Palazzo dei Diamanti, first floor
44121 Ferrara

How to get to Pinacoteca Nazionale

Opening days and times

Si comunica che quest’Istituto s’impegna ad offrire al pubblico un orario di visita quanto più esteso possibile, nel rispetto dei criteri per l’apertura al pubblico, la vigilanza e la sicurezza dei musei e dei luoghi della cultura statali previsti dal D.M. del 30 giugno 2016, in attesa che vengano espletate le previste procedure concorsuali finalizzate al superamento delle attuali carenze organiche e al conseguente incremento del personale in servizio.

Monday closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday 10.00 - 17.30
Friday 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 17.30

View and book the guided tours

Regular 6 €
Reduced FAI 5 €
Reduced Coop Alleanza Partners 4 €
Reduced young 2 €

Free Entry

Schools; people with disabilities and companion; journalists and tourist guides with card; under 18s; ICOM members; MIBAC staff; teachers and students (for details and further free admissions as at the ticket office)