Ferrara, which grew up around a ford over the River Po, became an intellectual and artistic centre that attracted the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries. Here, Piero della Francesca, Jacopo Bellini and Andrea Mantegna decorated the palaces of the House of Este. The humanist concept of the 'ideal city' came to life here in the neighbourhoods built from 1492 onwards by Biagio Rossetti according to the new principles of perspective. The completion of this project marked the birth of modern town planning and influenced its subsequent development - http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/733
|I'm on a moat!|
|Arches within arches - archception?|
|The aptly named 'diamond palace' - apparently one of the most famous in Italy|
|I just thought this looked cool|
|Knowing marzipan, probably tastes gross, but at least they look cute...|
As adventurous as I am about food, I wasn't game enough to purchase this awkwardly fecal-looking pastry.
[Flickr set here]