Ferrara Cathedral

Welcome to Ferrara, a city in northern Italy with spectacular architecture and wonderful sculptures.

Ferrara Cathedral at Night

This is the lovely Ferrara Cathedral, we discovered it our first night in the city and knew we would have to come back in the morning for a closer look.

Ferrara Cathedral, Front

Ferrara Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint George, it was consecrated in 1135.

Porch of Ferrara Cathedral

The porch of the building is supported by two Atlases perched atop lions.

Detail of Atlas from Ferrara Cathedral

Here is a detail of one of the Atlases and his lion, also a noble pigeon.

Nave of Ferrara Cathedral

This is the nave of the cathedral which is lined with saints, looking towards the entrance.

Saint Ursus of Aosta

A wonderful sculpture of Saint Ursus of Aosta.

Aisle of Ferrara Cathedral

The right-hand aisle looking towards bronze figures.

Bronze Statues Ferrara Cathedral

Bronze statues and crucifixion from the fifteenth century.

Madonna delle Grazie Chapel

The Madonna delle Grazie chapel in honor of the Virgin was created by Agapito Poggi and Andrea Ferreri in the eighteenth century.

Interior of Ferrara Cathedral

Sunlight illuminated the many crystal chandeliers throughout the cathedral.

Ceiling of Ferrara Cathedral

The walls and ceiling are beautifully decorated with gilt stucco.

The Ferrara Cathedral was a joy to behold and made a great beginning to our trip through northern Italy.

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