Palace of the Diamonds
Palazzo dei Diamanti is an exhibition space owned by the Municipality of Ferrara used for important international exhibitions aimed at continuing the great historical-artistic tradition of the city. The exhibitions are organized in collaboration by the Ferrara Arte Foundation, the Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries of Ferrara and the Cultural Activities Sector of the Municipality of Ferrara.
So named thanks to the very particular shape of the more than 8,500 marble blocks that make up its rustication, the Palazzo dei Diamanti is one of the most famous Renaissance buildings in the world . Designed by Biagio Rossetti, the palace was built on behalf of Sigismondo d'Este, brother of Duke Ercole I d'Este , starting from 1493, and constitutes the ideal center of the so-called "Addizione Erculea", a true doubling of the city that Rossetti conceived for the duke.