Welcome to Ferrara, a city in northern Italy with spectacular architecture and wonderful sculptures.
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 is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint George, it was consecrated in 1135.
The porch of the building is supported by two Atlases perched atop lions.
Here is a detail of one of the Atlases and his lion, also a noble pigeon.
This is the nave of the cathedral which is lined with saints, looking towards the entrance.
A wonderful sculpture of Saint Ursus of Aosta.
The right-hand aisle looking towards bronze figures.
Bronze statues and crucifixion from the fifteenth century.
The Madonna delle Grazie chapel in honor of the Virgin was created by Agapito Poggi and Andrea Ferreri in the eighteenth century.
Sunlight illuminated the many crystal chandeliers throughout the 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.