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The house Marfisa d'Este in Ferrara is a typical dwelling Este and was built around 1559 by Francesco d'Este Marquis of Massalombarda, son of Duke Alfonso I and Lucrezia Borgia. Passed in 1578 as a legacy to Marfisa daughter, art lover and patron of the poet Torquato Tasso, it lived in the building until 1608, the year of his death, which marked the beginning of the slow degradation of those places courteous. In 1938 it was inaugurated the museum which, then as now, is her strong point in the sequence of rooms decorated in grotesque and the antique furniture in keeping with the noble kind of houses, in the garden and in the lodges think as elements not secondary but crucial second logic constructive and distinctive aesthetic choices of court locations in the second half of the sixteenth century. The visit is very pleasant thanks to the perfect balance between spaciousness and intimate ambience of the exterior recreating in an evocative synthesis of Ferrara I spent the princely. The noble Ferrarese house of the sixteenth century, first abode of Marfisa d'Este, is now a museum that offers a journey through rooms decorated with furniture and ancient fixtures. Friezes and grotesque characterize the ceilings with an extension and a unique wealth in Ferrara; It is a decorative harmony that extends the monumental loggia and the garden grotto.

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Corso della Giovecca, 170
44121 Ferrara

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