The stunning Medieval street that crosses the city of Ferrara

Via delle Volte is one of the most evocative streets of the city of Ferrara, characterized by vaulted arches that surround and close it, creating a particular and well-defined view.

In a typically medieval style, it was built between the 13th and 14th centuries, along the then course of the river Po, which was later diverted.

The architectural peculiarities of the street, with vaults, suspended passages, and cobbled pavement of river stones, make it perfect for being a sought-after tourist destination in the city, appreciated and widely photographed both by visitors and by the people of Ferrara themselves.

Today it is a street that teems with social life, among the many restaurants and bars it hosts, and private life, for the many stately apartments that shyly hide between one stone and another.

Traveling along Via delle Volte is an unmissable emotion, which will accompany you for a good 2 km, starting from the west entrance on Corso Porta Reno, and ending east on via Giuoco del Pallone.

Also known as "the street of the brothels", it was an open-air market, behind whose cover the pleasure houses of the city carried on their business, far from indiscretions and the eyes of the curious, in a protected, hidden and suggestive environment.
And to confirm its beauty, it also belongs, like the rest of the historic center of Ferrara, to the Unesco world heritage. Via delle Volte is a gem not to be missed when visiting the city.

Come and visit us to immerse yourself in history!



26 June 2023

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