Ferrara Greeters
‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ Free Personal Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Ferrara through a free personal walk with a local

Ferrara was for centuries the capital of the Duchy of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio. Rich in monuments and works of art, the city is a UNESCO site as a Renaissance City. On foot or by bicycle you can see the Este Castle, the Cathedral, the Ducal Palace and get lost in the narrow streets of the Jewish Ghetto in search of the remains of its history from the time of the dukes to the present day. In addition to the historic centre, Ferrara offers a unique historical monument, a city wall that surrounds the city for approximately 11 km and can be explored on foot or by bicycle, completing the knowledge of the city over the centuries. Finally, you cannot leave Ferrara without tasting the pumpkin cappellacci, the salama da sugo, the tenerina… and taking home not only the cultural memory.

You can also meet a Greeter and take a walk around the city with him, talk about social and cultural life and maybe stop for a coffee or a pastry shop together, just like you would with a new friend. Our walks are in fact for individuals, families or groups of friends, with a maximum of 6 people, and are completely free.

Remember that Greeters are not tourist guides, but simply locals who love the city. Their walks do not include museums or any other exhibition spaces. They do not have predefined routes, but each walk always depends on the availability of a volunteer and the interest of the visitor.

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Tell us about your project to visit our city

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Remember: A Greet means meeting a local resident to walk around town with you as new friends. The first step will be to talk to the Greeter about the details of your personalized tour. It's not about taking part in a standardized tour, but about exploring the city with an expert volunteer .

Who are the Greeters?

Ferrara Greeters are volunteers who will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner. A Greeter will take you on a free walking tour through the city for a couple of hours allowing you to experience our city in a unique way. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with an authentic resident and gain a deeper understanding of our vibrant city. Contact us today to arrange your personalized tour. Our support and guidance come completely free of charge. For families, mini groups or people travelling solo – a truly enriching experience and absolutely free!

What our guests say

Our Greeter in Ferrara was very patient despite our tardiness, her welcome was wonderful, the tour excellent and you can clearly sense that she cares about showcasing every facet of her town.
Susan and Karl


Thank you, Ferrara Greeters, it is so great to be welcomed like friends, to see a place with the eyes of a local, have a chat in a tiny café and - eventually - leave as a friend.
Anna Maria


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