• 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, 2024


Openings on holiday Mondays and Tuesdays:
•Easter Monday: Monday, April 10th (closed on Tuesday, April 11th)
•Liberation Day: open on Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th (closed on Wednesday, April 26th)
•Labor Day: open on Monday, May 1st (closed on Tuesday, May 2nd)
•Assumption of Mary: open on Monday, August 14th and Tuesday, August 15th (closed on Wednesday, August 16th)
•St. Stephen’s Day: open on Tuesday, December 26th


Regular opening holidays:
•Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 9th
•Republic Day: Friday, June 2nd
•All Saints’ Day: Wednesday, November 1st
•Immaculate Conception: Friday, December 8th
•Epiphany: Saturday, January 6th, 2024


Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.


Communication MIC
Please note that this Institute is committed to offering the public the widest possible visiting hours, in compliance with the criteria set for the public opening, supervision and security of state museums and cultural sites set out in the Ministerial Decree of 30 June 2016, pending the completion of the planned selection procedures aimed at overcoming the current staff shortage and subsequently increasing the number of staff in service.


  • Regular- 9 €
  • Reduced FAI – 8 €
  • Reduced Coop Alleanza Partners – 7 €
  • Reduced young (18-25) – 3 €

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)

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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.