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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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 .
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