To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "Palio of Ferrara", the city proposes various events to satisfy your curiosity on the history of Ferrara and the Palio itself.
The events are:
Saturday 22 September at 16:00
"For the Count's luster: The Great lebanese Cedars of Massari Park"
A cultural excursion (by foot) with the agronomist Giovanni Morelli, to discover the secrets of the beloved cedars e other precious trees of Massari Park. An interetesting hiscotical introduction by Francesco Scafuri and a spectacular practical dimostration of arbiculture on the great trees by certified Tree Climbers, Vittorio Pagnoni e Davide Borchi.
Sunday 23 September at 10:30
"On the track of Belvedere's delight, between history, pubblic green and architecture"
Cultural course (by foot or with bicycle by hand) with the historian Francesco Scafuri and the botanist Filippo Piccolo, from the Paolo Mazza Stadium to the Ex-Fortress Pontificia, to discover pubblic parks and precious architectures in the South-West zone of Ferrara, evoking the ancient Estensi's delights. Gianna Foschini Borghesani will intervene. Extraordinary exhibition will follow, performed by "S. Giacomo" and "S. Benedetto" Contrade (districts), alongside the itinerary
Metting place: "Sagrato della chiesa della Beata Vergine Addolorata" (Corso Piave, 25)
Sunday 30 Semptember, at 11:00
Via Bologna (Bologna Street), one thousand years of history
Exclusive itinerary (by foot or with bycicles by hand) with Fracesco Scafuri, from the Racecourse with a quick stop to the Villa once owned by the Revedin Counts, to the "La Piramide " centre and Foro Boario, to reveal episodes and secrets of a modern neighborhood with a millenary history.
Extraordinary esibition by Corte Ducale, of "S. Maria in Vado" and "S. Giovanni" Contrade (districts).
Meeting Place: "Sagrato della chiesa della Sacra Famiglia" (Via Bologna, 148).
Sunday 14 October at 10:00
"On the Track of the ancient Conceria in Borgo di S. Giorgio"
A brief historical-artistical walk in Francesco Scafuri's country in the ancient hamlet to discover the Ex-Conceria (Tannery), the first cathedral of Ferrara, the extraordinary Bell Tower Rossetti, the ancient Market square, the bridge on the Volano river, until the discovery of the places of "Porta di San Giorgio".
Extraordinary esibition by Corte Ducale, of "S. Maria in Vado", "S. Giorgio" and "S. Giovanni" Contrade (districts).
Metting Place: "sSagrato della Basilica di S. Giorgio" (Piazzale S. Giorgio)