Three cities, five sites, a great network of museums
Gallerie Estensi network of museums house the extraordinary legacy of the power, patronage and love for art of one of Italy’s greatest lordships, offering unique and precious insight into the history of the Este family and the civilisation of the Po-valley courts from the Middle Ages up to the Unification of Italy.
Highlights of the art collections include works by Bernini, Velázquez, Correggio, Guercino, El Greco, Guido Reni, Cosmè Tura, Dosso Dossi, Mantegna and Carpaccio, a historic library with masterpieces such as Borso d’Este’s Bible, the Museo Lapidario with remains from the ancient Roman town of Mutina, and the ‘baroque delight’ that is the Ducal Palace at Sassuolo. Gallerie Estensi’s places of enchantment offer visitors a comprehensive overview of intellectual and cultural life in the Este states between Ferrara and Modena.
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