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(English) Ferrara Buskers Festival 2020

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26th– 3othAugust

 

Given the unprecedented times, this year’s Buskers Festival will undoubtedly be different to previous years due to the precautions our town is taking. However, by popular demand, this fantastic music festival is still going ahead and promises to be an exciting and major event in Ferrara’s cultural calendar.

For safety, only musicians from Italy will be allowed to perform in Ferrara although there will also be a live streaming session performed by our International Buskers for everyone to enjoy.

 

Five locations in the historical city centre have been chosen to host the artists. Three concerts will be held in each of these locations every evening with a limited number of places. All the normal safety standards will be put in place to protect the audience and the artists. Concerts start at 9 p.m. onwards, although the venues open at 7 p.m. and invite people to have an aperitif and/or to sample some delicious street food. You are advised to arrive at your venue by at least 8.30 p.m.

 

Given the restricted audiences numbers, this year it is compulsory to book tickets in advance if you would like to come to the festival. Tickets cost €10 per person, per venue. Children under the age of 6 are free but during concerts, parents are asked to please sit children with them.

The Buskers Festival organisation does not recommend bringing babies under the age of 1 to the concerts for safety reasons.

 

Animals are not allowed because of limited space and the loud volume can distress them.

 

Drinks are not allowed to be brought to the festival. Each location will have a drinks stand and some will have food stands too or bars/restaurants nearby.

 

To book a concert go to the official website www.ferrarabuskers.com

-Select English

-Click on ‘LINE UP’ under the ‘FERRARA BUSKERS FESTIVAL’

-Scroll down and select the date and venue that you would like to book, then click ‘Prenota’.

 

Please note that you will only be allowed to visit one venue per evening.

 

Programme in Ferrara:

 

26th August

 

Opening ceremony
Promotions, sponsors & publicity in the city centre Raffaele Kohler, il trombettista di MIlano. (‘The trumpeter of Milan’)
Aperitif with the musicians (write to: accrediti@ferrarabuskers.org if you would like to save a place)
Daniele Gambini – the deaf pianist who will explain how to hear music
‘Movimentart per colorare il suo cuore’ – inauguration of an art exhibition by Andrea Spinelli & Daniela Pareschi

27thAugust

 

CHIOSTRO SAN PAOLO– Piazzetta Alberto Schiatti, 7
Sissos
Giorgia Job
Ambra Marie

 

PALAZZO ROVERELLA– Via Giovanni Boldini, 12
The Orange Beat
Level Spaces
Daiana Lou

 

CORTILE CASTELLO ESTENSE– P.zza Castello
Hot Club du Nax
Marco Sbarbati Duo
Beranger

 

GIARDINO PALAZZO DIAMANTI– Via Dosso Dossi, 8
Tutto Good Trio
Tribubu
The Trouble Notes

CORTILE PALAZZO CREMA– Via Cairoli, 13
Enrico Cipollini Duo
Ruperts Kitchen Orchestra
Cosmonautix

 

28th August

 

CHIOSTRO SAN PAOLO– Piazzetta Alberto Schiatti, 7
Tribubu
Enrico Cipollini Duo
Hot Club du Nax

PALAZZO ROVERELLA– Via Giovanni Boldini, 12
Giorgia Job
Cosmonautix
Tutto Good Trio

 

CORTILE CASTELLO ESTENSE– P.zza Castello
The Orange Beat
AmbraMarie
Ruperts Kitchen Orchestra

 

GIARDINO PALAZZO DIAMANTI– Via Dosso Dossi, 8
Level Spaces
Beranger
Daiana Lou

 

CORTILE PALAZZO CREMA– Via Cairoli, 13
Marco Sbarbati Duo
Sissos
The Trouble Notes

 

29th August

 

CHIOSTRO SAN PAOLO– Piazzetta Alberto Schiatti, 7
Marco Sbarbati Duo
Tutto Good Trio
Level Spaces

 

PALAZZO ROVERELLA– Via Giovanni Boldini, 12
Ruperts Kitchen Orchestra
Enrico Cipollini Duo
Tribubu

 

CORTILE CASTELLO ESTENSE– P.zza Castello
Daiana Lou
Sissos
Cosmonautix

 

GIARDINO PALAZZO DIAMANTI– Via Dosso Dossi, 8
The Trouble Notes
The Orange Beat
AmbraMarie

 

CORTILE PALAZZO CREMA– Via Cairoli, 13
Beranger
Hot Club du Nax
Giorgia Job

 

30th August

 

The music festival concludes by linking up live with Buskers in America, Australia, Norway and Hawaii. Watch and listen to concerts live- streaming from the Castle’s large screens.

 

 

 

Comacchio

Buskers Festival Preview

25thAugust

 

It is worth noting that in Comacchio there is a preview of the Buskers Festival on 25thAugust which is free.

 

Booking a place and choosing the venue in Comacchio is still compulsory and can be done on the official Buskers Festival website by following the instructions above.

 

Concerts in Comacchio start at 9.30 p.m.

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Idee per gite primaverili o autunnali

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Parco Sigurtà Giardino (Verona)

Via Cavour, 1, Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona).
Aperto dall’8 marzo all’11 novembre, dalle 9 alle 19 (ultima entrata al parco alle 18) . In marzo, ottobre e novembre l’orario è dalle 9 alle 18 con ultima entrata alle 17.
Entrata: bambini 0-4 anni e over 65 gratis, 5-14 anni € 6.50, adulti € 12.50

Si tratta di un bellissimo giardino, con fiori meravigliosi. Igiardini di tulipani e narcisi sono bellissimi. Si può visitare a piedi, in bicicletta o con un piccolo treno. C’è un piccolo negozio, un bar e zone picnic con alcune regole da seguire (è più un giardino che un parco, quindi è proibito giocare calcio, prendere il sole in costume ecc.).

Tulipanomania

Il periodo migliore per visitare il parco è durante marzo e aprile con i tulipani in piena fioritura.


Parco Faunistico Valcorba (Padova)

Via Val Corba, 18, Stroppare di Pozzonovo, Padova. (Uscita autostrada Rovigo Nord.  E’ 40/50 minuti da Ferrara)
Marzo solo nel weekend 9.30-17.30 (prima apertura il 5 marzo)
Aprile – Settembre: aperto ogni giorno 9.30 – 18.30
Ottobre: solo nel weekend 9.30 – 17.30
Entrata: 4-7 anni € 8, adulti € 12.50

Partecipa attivamente in molti progetti per la protezione delle specie in pericolo e reintrodurre gli animali di nuovo nel loro habitat naturale. Ci sono un’area picnic, servizi igienici e un parcheggio gratuito.


Valli di Argenta

Autostrada A13 direzione Bo-PD, uscita Ferrara Sud e seguire verso Ravenna (circa 30 minuti da Ferrara)

Oasi di Campotto

Prezzo pieno 3 euro, noleggio bici 5 euro.
Visite guidate (2 ore) a piedi o in bicicletta (2 ore e mezza)
L’area dell’oasi protetta si estende su 1600 ettari e offre una varietà di habitat naturali da esplorare includendo paludi e boschi. È la casa di molte specie di uccelli e piante e una vera oasi per gli amanti della natura. Per visitare l’Oasi di Campotto si consiglia di andare con una guida a piedi o in bicicletta: tuttavia, è possibile anche andare a piedi o in bicicletta lungo l’argine di Campotto-Bassarone dalla Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giorgio fino al Museo della Bonifica senza una guida. Informazioni: info@vallidiargenta.org

Valle Santa (parte delle Valli d’Argenta)

Si può visitare senza guida tutto l’anno. Sono presenti postazioni di birdwatching per poter vedere gli animali locali. Da marzo ad aprile tutti i giovedì, sabato, domenica e giorni festivi è possibile fare un tour circolare a piedi o in bici (9 chilometri). 

Museo delle Valli

Martedi-domenica dalle 9.30 alle 13.00 e dalle 15.30 alle 18.00
Biglietto 2/ 3 euro
Costruito in un ex fienile che veniva usato per conservare il riso coltivato nelle aree locali, il Museo delle Valli raccoglie testimonianze sull’oasi naturalistica di Campotto e ciò che è possibile vedere durante la visita alle valli. Si tratta di una bella introduzione vostra visita.

Museo della Bonifica

Via Saiarino (tra Argenta e Campotto)
Da martedi alla domenica, solo visite guidate alle 9 e alle 11
Si tratta di un museo “vivo” dove è possibile vedere i metodi usati nel corso del tempo per la bonifica.


Fiera di San Giorgio 

San Giorgio, Zona Montagnone, Viale Alfonso I ‘D’Este Ferrara
Fine Marzo – inizio maggio (ulteriori informazioni in arrivo)
San Giorgio è il patrono di Ferrara e si festeggia con un grande luna park. Il 23, 24 e 25 vi è un mercato che corre lungo Viale Alfonso d’Este fino al punto di partenza di San Giorgio, vicino al luna park. San Giorgio è il 23 aprile ma la fiera normalmente comincia prima.


Nuova Terraviva

Via dell’Erbe, 29 Ferrara.
“Terra Viva” è stata divisa ora in due organizzazioni separate. Sono due associazioni che gestiscono uno dei pochi, preziosi, spazi verdi presenti in città. Terraviva promuove l’agricoltura biodinamica e offre uno spazio immaginativo ed ecologico per bambini e adulti. È possibile visitare gli orti, una piccola area animali, case sugli alberi, giardini segreti e gallerie da esplorare. L’associazione offre diversi corsi: arte e artigianato, apicoltura e molto altro ancora. Organizza campi estivi, concerti e feste di compleanno. Ci sono anche una piccola caffetteria e negozio di prodotti biologici coltivati nel proprio orto. 


La Strozza” Agriturismo

Via Stozza, 10 44123 Francolino
Telefono: 0532 724664; email: info@agriturismolastrozza.it
Questo agriturismo è a soli dieci minuti di distanza dalla scuola, ma si trova nella bellissima campagna che circonda Francolino. Si può arrivare in bicicletta seguendo il percorso ciclabile da Ferrara attraverso Malborghetto e Francolino, vicino al fiume Po. È possibile prenotare il pranzo o semplicemente visitare la fattoria, che ospita numerosi animali. Le visite sono possibili il martedì e il giovedì dalle 16:00 alle 18:00, sabato e domenica dalle 10:00-12:00 e dalle 15:00-18:00. È importante contattare in anticipo Marcella e Riccardo, i proprietari, se si desidera visitare l’azienda. L’ingresso e la visita guidata della fattoria costa 6 euro, 4 senza guida ma la visita è gratuita per chi prenota il pranzo. C’è una bella area giochi ombreggiata per i bambini e un piccolo negozio che vende frutta e verdura di produzione propria aperto dal martedì al sabato 9.30 – 12.30 (martedì, giovedì e sabato aperto anche il pomeriggio dalle 15.30 alle 18:30). Da aprile a ottobre è aperto anche la domenica dalle 15:00 alle 18:00.


Garzoni garden

Parco Pinocchio, Giardini Garzoni e Casa delle Farfalle

1 – 25 marzo: 9.00 – 18.30
26 marzo – 23 settembre: 9.00 – 20.00
24 settembre – 28 ottobre: 9.00 – 19.00
29 ottobre – 4 novembre: 9.00 – 17.30
Via San Gennaro, 6, Collodi, Pescia, PT

Collodi è una bellissima cittadina con un parco dedicato a Pinocchio, dei bellissimi e storici Giardini, e una Casa delle Farfalle. Camminate in questo parco da favola e scoprite i diversi settori dedicati a ciascuno dei personaggi della storia oppure visitate i Giardini Garzoni o la Casa delle Farfalle: tutti e tre sono aperti da marzo a novembre dalle 8.30 fino al tramonto.


Parco Natura Viva – Fauna and Safari Park (Verona)

Tigre SiberianaStrada Provinciale 27a, 9 – 37010 Pastrengo, Verona
Dal 4 marzo aperto tutti i giorni dalle 9.00 alle 17.00 (gli orari possono variare a seconda del tempo)

Prezzi: 0-5 anni gratis, 6-12 anni € 17, adulti 13-34 € 22, over 65 € 20 

Troverete tante cose da visitare che la giornata sarà piena! Si può fare un safari in macchina e poi visitare il parco faunistico a piedi e vedere una gran varietà di animali e i loro habitat. Lo zoo è coinvolto in diversi progetti di conservazione e di allevamento.


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Casa Delle Farfalle

Via degli Scavi 21 Bis, 35036 Montegrotto Terme, Padova (circa 45 minuti da Ferrara)
Marzo – maggio: aperto tutti i giorni
Giugno – luglio: aperto da mercoledì a domenica
Agosto: aperto da martedì a domenica
Settembre – 12 novembre: aperto da mercoledì a domenica
Chiuso da novembre a febbraio
Orari: 10.00 – 17.00 in primavera e in autunno, 18.00 in estate
Biglietti
Adulti: 9 euro; 4-12 anni e over 65: 7 euro, 0-3 anni gratis (ci sono dei biglietti famiglia)

Si tratta di una piccola ma bella Casa delle Farfalle con anche rettili tropicali e insetti che si osservano in una speciale serra riscaldata. C’è anche un bosco delle fate per i bambini, con troll elfi e folletti nascosti. Intorno alla Casa delle Farfalle c’è un giardino ben curato con panche per fare pic-nic (non c’è un bar o un ristorante, anche se ci sono pizzerie e ristoranti nelle vicinanze). C’è anche un negozio che vende oggetti, libri e giocattoli. Se si acquistano i biglietti on-line è possibile ottenere uno sconto. È possibile prenotare una guida, che sono molto cordiali e competenti. Durante le vacanze ci sono spesso laboratori interattivi per i bambini.

Esapolis, Museo vivente degli insetti

Via dei Colli 28, 35143 Padova (vicino la Casa delle Farfalle)
Da aprile al giugno e da agosto a settembre
Orari mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì: 10.00-12.00 – 14.30-18.00
Orari sabato, domenica e festivi: 10.00-18.00
Chiuso lunedì e martedì
Sabato, domenica e festivi aperto dalle 10 alle 18

Luglio e da ottobre a marzo
Aperto sabato, domenica e festivi: 10.00 alle 18.00

Circa 50 minuti da Ferrara. La biglietteria chiude un’ora prima dell’ora di chiusura.
Questo è il primo e il più grande museo in Italia di insetti viventi. Si tratta di un’ottima opportunità per i bambini per scoprire il mondo degli insetti e incoraggiarli a prendersi cura e proteggere il mondo naturale. Avvicinatevi (se avete il coraggio!) a scarafaggi giganti, insetti stecco, mantidi, coleotteri e ragni


Idee per tour in bicicletta

Sul sito di www.ferraraterraeacqua.it  potete trovare diversi itinerare da fare in bicicletta per Ferrara e provincia.

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Parco Sigurtà Giardino (Verona)

Via Cavour, 1, Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona)

Opening on 7th March 2020 – 8th November 2020
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (6 p.m. last entrance into the park)
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in March, October and November (5 p.m. last entrance)

About 1 hour, 45 minutes by car from Ferrara

This is a beautiful garden which opens from March until November. It is truly at its best during the spring months when the tulips and daffodil displays are amazing. You can visit the park on foot, hire bikes, go on a tiny train or hire a golf cart. There is a shop and snack bars around the park with seating areas. (There are some simple rules to follow too such as: no footballs, no sunbathing, no pets and no swimming costumes – it’s a garden rather than a park)

Admission:

Children aged 0-4 = free

 Children aged 5-14 = € 7. 50

Adults =  € 14.50

Over 65s=  € 10,50


Il Parco Faunistico Valcorba (Padova)

Via Val Corba, 18, Stroppare di Pozzonovo, Padova
March & October – weekends only 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Contact the park to check it is open during these months: 0429 773055

Saturday 5th October – the park will close at 4 p.m.

April – September open every day, 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
N.B. Last admission to the park is an hour and a half before closing time.

This is an ever-growing zoological garden which participates actively in a lot of worldwide projects for protecting endangered species, breeding and reintroducing animals back into their natural habitat. There are no bars or restaurants inside the park however, there are lots of picnic table areas and they allow you to bring your own food. There are drinks machines, toilets, a children’s play area and a free car park.

Admission:

Children aged 0-2 = free

Children aged 3 –10 = € 9

Adults = € 14,50 (PLEASE PAY BY CASH, cards are not accepted)

(Motorway Exit Rovigo North to Stanghella. Turn right at the traffic lights in the village’s centre – It’s only 40/50 minutes from Ferrara)


Valli di Argenta

Motorway A13 direction BO-PD, exit at Ferrara Sud and follow SS16 towards Ravenna (About 30 minutes away from Ferrara)

The Oasis of Campotto

Guided tours only (2hours) on foot or by bike (2 and a half hours)
Full price 3 euros, bike rent 5 euros
The protected Oasis of Campotto covers over 1600 hectares and offers a variety of natural habitats to explore, including beautiful wetlands and a wood. It is home to a variety of special birds and plants and is truly an oasis for nature lovers.
Information and Reservation: info@vallidiargenta.org

To visit the Oasis of Campotto and have the full experience you must go with a guide either on foot or by bike, however, you can also walk or bike along the embankment of Campotto-Bassarone wetland from S.George Parish Church to the Marsh Museum without a guide.

Valle Santa (part of the Valli d’Argenta)

You can visit the Valle Santa wetlands, without a guide, every day, all year-round. There are birdwatching towers along the way to catch a sighting of some of the local birds. On Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from March until December it’s possible to do a circular tour on foot or by bike (9km) along the embankments. On the other days, once you arrive at the end you have to go back the same way. There are birdwatching towers along the way.
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Marsh Museum (Museo delle Valli)

Tuesdays – Sundays 9.00 a.m. – 13.00 p.m. & 15.30 p.m. – 18.00 p.m.
(In July and August the museum is open only in the mornings and must be booked)
Entrance 2/3 euros

Once an old barn used to store the rice cultivated in the local areas, the Marsh museum explains about the natural Oasis of Campotto and what you will be able to see whilst out on your walk. It is a nice introduction your visit.

The Land reclamation Museum (Museo della Bonifica)

Via Saiarino, off Cardinala road (between Argenta and Campotto)
Tuesday to Sunday
By guided tour only. At 9 a.m. or 11 a.m.

This museum is described as a ‘living’ museum where you can see how people, over time, used and developed different methods of draining the swamplands and were able to reclaim the land.


Fiera di San Giorgio

Saint George’s Day is celebrated on 23rd April as he is the patron saint of Ferrara. A large funfair arrives in San Giorgio towards the end of March which is a great favourite with the children. On the 23rd there is a market which runs along Viale Alfonso d’Este all the way to the start of San Giorgio, next to the funfair. It sells clothes, accessories, food and knick-knacks.


Nuova “Terra Viva”

Via dell’Erbe, 29 (Just off Piazza Ariostea) Ferrara.

“Terra Viva” has now been divided into two separate organizations. They manage one of the few, precious green spaces found in our city. They promotes biodynamic agriculture and offer an imaginative and environmentally friendly space for children and adults to enjoy.
“Nuova Terra Viva” has its own vegetable gardens, a small animal area, tree houses, secret gardens and tunnels to explore. The association offers a variety of courses: arts and crafts, bee keeping and much more. You can even become a member or simply visit the garden, respecting the special areas and nature found there. It organizes festivals, summer camps and organizes birthday parties.
On the other side is Terra Viva which has a small café and shop selling organic products grown in its own vegetable garden. It too has a small garden, ideal for smaller birthday parties, and it organizes concerts and events during the warmer months.


Garzoni gardenCollodi – Pinocchio Park, Garzoni Gardens & Butterfly House

Pinocchio Park: Via San Gennaro, 6, Collodi, Pescia, PT (About 2 hours, 15 minutes from Ferrara by car) 

Collodi is a beautiful hillside town with a splendid villa. Why not take the children to “Pinocchio Park”? Walk around this fairytale park and discover the different artistic areas dedicated to each of the characters from the story. Visit the beautiful, historical Garzoni Gardens and the Collodi Butterfly House. All three places are open every day from 9.00 a.m. until sunset, from 1st March 2020 to 1st  November 2020. 
For prices and further information visit the website: www.pinocchio.it


Tigre SiberianaParco Natura Viva – Fauna and Safari Park (Verona)

Strada Provinciale 27a, 9 – 37010 Pastrengo,

Re-opens 8th March 2020 until 8th December 2020.
Fauna Park (on foot): Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Safari Park: Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Special winter opening: 9th December 2020 – 6th January 2021 (Fauna Park only)

This makes a full fun day out as there is so much to visit. You can go on safari in your car and then visit the fauna park on foot and see a variety of animals and their habitats. The zoo is involved in conservation projects and breeding programs.

Prices: ‘Biglietto Giornaliero Standard’ which includes the safari by car and Fauna Park on foot:

Children aged 0-5 = free

 Children aged 6-12 = € 18

 Adults (from 13 – 64 years) = € 25 euro

Over 65s = € 20

(These are weekend prices. They are slightly cheaper during the week or on ‘Special Mondays’)

N.B.
(Times in March may alter depending on the weather and temperature)
As summer approaches the opening hours lengthen until mid-September. The Safari Park is closed in winter. Look out for the special ‘Night Tickets’ in June, July and August. For further information go to the official website: www.parconaturaviva.it


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Butterfly House (Casa Delle Farfalle)

Via degli Scavi 21 Bis, 35036 Montegrotto Terme, Padova 

Opening dates & times for 2020:

29th February until 28th March:  every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

29th March until 31st May: every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1st June  – 31st July: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ( closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

1st August  – 31st August : 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed on Mondays)

1st September  – 24th October: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (closed on Mon. & Tues.)

25th October 2 – 11th November : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed on Mon. & Tues.)

Special opening days:

Easter Day, Easter Monday, 25th April, 1st May & 2nd June 2020 & 15th August from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

31st October & 1st November from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Last day before closing for winter: Sunday 11th November, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

N.B. The ticket office closes an hour before the park’s closing time.


About 45 minutes from Ferrara
This is a small but interesting Butterfly House with other tropical reptiles and insects to look at as you walk through a special heated greenhouse. There is also a fairy woods for children to explore with hidden garden trolls, elves and goblins to find. Around the Butterfly House there is a well-kept garden with picnic benches, if you want to take a picnic. (There isn’t a bar or restaurant there, although near the Butterfly House there are pizzerias and restaurants). There is also a shop which sells all sorts of nature related objects, books and toys. If you buy tickets on-line you can get a good discount. You can book a guide, but this is optional. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. During the holidays there are often interactive workshops for children.

Admission: Adults: € 10, Children aged  4-12 = € 8, Children aged 0-3 = free, Family tickets available (2 adults and 2 children).

Esapolis, Museum of live insects (linked to the Butterfly House)

Via dei Colli 28, 35143 Padova (near the Butterfly House)

From 7th January – 31st March 2019, the month of July, from 17th September – 24th December 2019: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

From 1st April – 30th June 2019, from 1st August – 16th September 2019, from 26th December – 6th January 2020:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 12.30 & 2.30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (plus weekends 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

N.B: The ticket office closes an hour before the museum closes.

About 50 minutes from Ferrara – a few minutes from Padova’s city centre

This is Italy’s first and largest living museum of insects which works in collaboration with the Butterfly House. It is an excellent opportunity for children to discover the world of insects around them and to encourage them to look after and protect their natural world. Get close (if you have the courage!) to giant cockroaches, stick insects, Mantis and beetles and discover the wonders in nature created by insects. Visit a room dedicated to spiders if you dare! Discover astonishing and amazing facts about insects.


Bike Trip Ideas

How about downloading a “Bikemap” to discover some of Ferrara’s surrounding territory? This website has useful information about hiring bikes, bike routes and other bike services

 www.ferraraterraeacqua.it/en/cycle-tourism/cycle-tourism#


Sea and Beaches (Lidi di Comacchio)

Why not visit the ‘Lidi’? These are a series of seven beaches near Comacchio. As the weather becomes warmer it is possible to go birdwatching, take part in a variety of organized excursions, visit the wetlands by boat, hire bikes and visit some interesting museums linked to the local history (see above). Comacchio itself is enchanting. During the summer months lots of families transfer to the Lidi for the weekend, to get away from Ferrara’s humidity. There are lots of organized activities for children and the family, sport and fitness events. Each beach offers different things so choose which one suits you. Visit this website below for further information:
http://www.ferraraterraeacqua.it/en/discover-the-area/nature-and-environment/sea-beaches


Health Spas and thermal baths (‘Le Terme’ di…)

These health spas make a great weekend away with friends or family and come highly recommended. Have a look on-line at weekends away at:
‘Le Terme di Monterenzio’ in the hills close to Bologna, spas in the town of Montegrotto Terme or Euganee hills near Padova, which are famous for their thermal baths and various spa treatments.

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