It was the year 1509: on December 22nd the brothers Alfonso and Ippolito d’Este completed their glorious victory of Polesella over the Venetian armies.
The 2020 edition – and the related historical parade – of the Renaissance Carnival, which returns in Ferrara from the 20th to the 23rd of February, is dedicated to these two important historical figures.
The perfect opportunity to discover the Este city as it should have appeared in the Renaissance, thanks to the presence of numerous figures – courtiers, ladies, princes, storytellers and knights – who parade through the streets of the historic center, in the squares and within the walls of the scenic Castle Estense.
Numerous entertainment and tasting opportunities are planned by the various city districts (the Palio’s Contrada), which are accompanied by shows, theatrical performances, dances and cultural events.
A few examples? In addition to the historical procession, the heart of the event, we’ll be able to experience the fearful harshness of the trial and medieval torture or be captivated by the evocative projection on the internal walls of Casa Romei, which brings to life the polychromies that originally frescoed this prestigious XV century building.