Visit Gallerie Estensi’s places of enchantment

Gallerie Estensi - Discover
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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The Galleria Estense

Modena

The Galleria Estense opened to the public in 1854 by Francesco V d’Austria-Este and since 1894 is located on the fourth floor of the Palazzo dei Musei where it occupies four large halls and sixteen rooms. The museum is dedicated to the exceptional and eclectic art collections accumulated by the Dukes of Este from the days of their glorious Signoria Ferrarese and it comprises Italian paintings from...

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Getting here

Palazzo dei Musei
Exhibition hall, ground floor | The Galleria Estense, fourth floor

Largo Porta Sant'Agostino, 337
41121 Modena (MO)
Italia

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Opening days and times

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Opening days From Tuesday to Sunday
Opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday 8.30 - 19.30
Opening hours Sunday and holidays 10.00 - 18.00
Closure 1 January, 25 December

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Tickets

From 28 February 2019 tickets will allow access to the Gallery and the exhibition: Angelo Fortunato Formiggini. Ridere, Leggere e Scrivere nell'Italia del Novecento

Regular 6 €
FAI Reduced 5 €
Reduced coop partner 4 €
Reduced Teatro Comunale di Modena 3 €
Reduced young 2 €

Free entry on: 

Sunday 3 March
from 5 to 10 March
Thursday 25 April
Friday 17 May
Saturday 18 May
Sunday 19 May
Sunday 2 June
Friday, September 13th
Saturday, September 14th
Sunday 15 September



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Museo Lapidario Estense

Modena

The Estense lapidary was the first public museum established in Modena. Duke Francesco IV d’Austria-Este founded the ‘Museo Lapidario Modenese’ March 31st 1828. It was modelled on illustrious examples such as the Museo Lapidario Maffeiano in Verona (1738) and the Galleria Lapidaria in the Vatican Museo Chiaramonti (1800-1823), yet with a special civic function aimed at glorifying the city’s distin...

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Getting here

Palazzo dei Musei
ground floor

Largo Porta Sant'Agostino, 337
41121 Modena (MO)
Italia

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Opening days and times

Si comunica che quest’Istituto s’impegna ad offrire al pubblico un orario di visita quanto più esteso possibile, nel rispetto dei criteri per l’apertura al pubblico, la vigilanza e la sicurezza dei musei e dei luoghi della cultura statali previsti dal D.M. del 30 giugno 2016, in attesa che vengano espletate le previste procedure concorsuali finalizzate al superamento delle attuali carenze organiche e al conseguente incremento del personale in servizio.

From Monday to Friday 8.00 - 19.30
Saturday 8.30 - 19.30
Sunday 10.00 - 19.30

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The Pinacoteca Nazionale

Ferrara

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 eighteen...

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Getting here

Pinacoteca Nazionale

Corso Ercole I d'Este, 21
Palazzo dei Diamanti, first floor
44121 Ferrara
Italia

How to get to Pinacoteca Nazionale

Opening days and times

Si comunica che quest’Istituto s’impegna ad offrire al pubblico un orario di visita quanto più esteso possibile, nel rispetto dei criteri per l’apertura al pubblico, la vigilanza e la sicurezza dei musei e dei luoghi della cultura statali previsti dal D.M. del 30 giugno 2016, in attesa che vengano espletate le previste procedure concorsuali finalizzate al superamento delle attuali carenze organiche e al conseguente incremento del personale in servizio.

Monday closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday 10.00 - 17.30
Friday 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday 10.00 - 17.30

Si avvisano i visitatori che l'ultimo ingresso alla Pinacoteca è consentito fino a mezz'ora prima dell'orario di chiusura del museo. 



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Tickets
Regular 6 €
Reduced FAI 5 €
Reduced Coop Alleanza Partners 4 €
Reduced young 2 €

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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Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo

Sassuolo

The story of the Palazzo goes back in time, probably dating back to the time of Matilde of Tuscany. During the thirteenth century, it was recorded as part of the Della Rosa kingdom until the Este conquest of 1373. It was the Marquis (and later Duke) of Ferrara himself, Borso d’Este, who initiated the works to convert the Palazzo from a fortified manor into a court residence which included the fres...

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Getting here

Palazzo Ducale di Sassuolo

Piazzale della Rosa, 10
41049 Sassuolo (MO) 
Italia

How to get to Palazzo Ducale

Opening days and times

 Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

From 2 January to 29 March and from 1 December to 30 December 2019:

Open to groups from Tuesday to Sunday (minimum 15 and maximum 25 people). Pre-booking essential URP (tel. 0536.880801 - urp@comune.sassuolo.mo.it)

Fishpond - Open every day from 9.00 to 18.00 

 

Opening hours from 30 March to 30 November 2019

 

 

Monday closed
From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 13 | 15.00 - 19.00
by accompanying From Tuesday to Friday
visit Saturday, Sunday and holidays

Sunday at the Museum

 

6 January, 3 February, 3 March, 1 December | 10.00 - 18.00

April 23, May 1, 13, 14, September 15, 6, 13, 20, October 27, November 3 | 10.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 19.00

Closed on Mondays, 1 January, 25, 26 and 31 December

 

For information and reservations:

Urp Office Relations with the public, Piazza Garibaldi 56, Sassuolo, tel. 0536 880801 - fax 0536 880904 - urp@comune.sassuolo.mo.it

Ticket Office 'PalazzoDucale' tel. 389 2673365



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Tickets

The ticket office close 60 minutes before closing time.

Regular 6 €
Reduced Young 2 €
Reduced FAI 5 €

Entrance to museums, monuments, galleries and archaeological areas of the State is free for all citizens of the European Union, under the age of 18.

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