• Lunedì chiuso
  • Martedì 10.00 – 17.30
  • Mercoledì 10.00 – 17.30
  • Giovedì 10.00 – 17.30
  • Venerdì 10.00 – 17.30
  • Sabato 10.00 – 17.30
  • Domenica e festivi 10.00 – 17.30


  • Opening days
    from Tuesday to Sunday (and holidays)
  • Opening hours
    from Tuesday to Sunday (and holidays) 10.00 – 18.00
  • Last admission half an hour before closing
  • Closure
    December 25th and January 1st, 2024
  • Giorni di apertura
    Da martedì a domenica
  • Orario di apertura
    da martedì a sabato         8.30 – 19.30
  • Orari di apertura
    domenica e festivi     10.00 – 18.00
  • Chiusura    1 gennaio, 25 dicembre
  • Aperture straordinarie Festivalfilosofia

“An important selection of paintings from Ferrara spanning from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries”

The Pinacoteca Nazionale of Ferrara is located on the piano nobile of the Palazzo dei Diamanti, a masterpiece of  Renaissance architecture by  Biagio Rossetti (1447 ca. – 1516), in rooms featuring the magnificent Salone d’Onore and the sixteenth-century apartments of Virginia de’ Medici. The museum offers an important selection of paintings from Ferrara spanning from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries: great Medieval fresco cycles from the Chiesa di San Bartolomeo and the Chiesa di Sant’Andrea; seventeenth-century canvases by ScarsellinoCarlo Bononi and Guercino; and sketches by the Gandolfi and Crespi artist families. Of particular note is the collection of fifteenth-century paintings by the late Gothic masters, followed by Cosmè TuraErcole de’ Roberti and other artists of the Ferrara School alongside painters from other Italian schools such as Gentile da FabrianoMantegna and Carpaccio. Since its establishment in 1836, the Pinacoteca has been in possession of numerous sixteenth-century altarpieces from churches throughout the city, many of which were made by Garofalo and Bastianino. The former was one of the most talented followers of Raphael in Northern Italy, creating works such as the majestic Costabili Polyptych made in collaboration with the Giorgionesque Dosso Dossi, whilst the latter’s dramatic creations coincided with the end of the Estense domain in Ferrara.

Getting here

The National Pinacoteca of Ferrara is situated on the piano nobile of Palazzo dei Diamanti, Corso Ercole I d’Este n. 21. It is accessible by elevator and the path has no architectural barriers.

20 minutes from Modena Railway Station and 5 minutes from Castello Estense.

Bus No. 3 from Ferrara FS Railway Station for Palazzo dei Diamanti.
Bus No. 4 from Palazzo dei Diamanti for Ferrara FS Railway Station.
Urban and suburban lines
Tel. 0532 599490

From the A13 Bologna-Padova Motorway take the ‘Ferrara Nord’/ ‘Ferrara Sud’ exits, then follow road signs for ‘Pinacoteca Nazionale’.
Car parking:

Opening days

from Tuesday to Sunday (and holidays) 10.00 – 18.00

Opening times

from Tuesday to Sunday (and holidays) 10.00 – 18.00
last admission half an hour before closing


December 25th and January 1st


Easter 2024
Sunday 31 March and Easter Monday 1 April: public holiday opening 10am-6pm
Tuesday 2 April: weekly closing


Regular opening holidays 10.00-18.00
• Liberation Day: Thursday 25 April
• Labor Day: Wednesday 1 May
• Republic Day: Sunday 2 June
• Assumption of Mary: Thursday 15 August
• All Saints’ Day: Friday 1st November
• Immaculate Conception: Sunday 8 December
• Boxing Day: Thursday 26 December


Last admission of the public 30 minutes before closing


  • Regular – 8 €
  • Reduced young (18-25) – 2 €
  • Combined Galleria Estense and Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo – 10 €
  • Free for children under 18
  • Click here to find out about all the other cases of reductions or free tickets
  • Open to the public with free admission every first Sunday of the month and on 25 April, 2 June and 4 November 2024.


Free Entry
Schools; people with disabilities and companion; journalists and tourist guides with card; under 18s; ICOM members; MIBAC staff; teachers and students (for details and further free admissions as at the ticket office)

PFor all other discounts, click here

To purchase open-date tickets online, click here

The prices shown are at the normal rate and do not include special discounts (for example, European Heritage Days etc) or additional charges for exhibitions. For those, please go to the online ticket page or the page dedicated to the event.

Admission is free and prioritised for visitors with special needs and their companions.

The ticket office, with a cloakroom service, is located on the ground floor, near one of two accessible entrances free of barriers. Accessible toilets on the ground floor. A suitable lift provides access to the Pinacoteca Nazionale, with its art collections, on the first floor of Palazzo dei Diamanti. Front-of-house staff will provide access to the floor and direct visitors along the route.