Cell of don Giulio d’Este, Ferrara, Italy

Cell of don Giulio d'Este, Ferrara, Italy

The castle’s dungeons were not meant for ordinary prisoners but for high ranking individuals who required strict suppervision, such as don Giulio who conspired against the Duke in 1506 and was held in this cell for 53 years. He was released when he was 81 and energetically walked through the streets of Ferrara adorned in has clothing that was over a half a century old.

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