Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Ferrara, Italy - Updated 2024

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 
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Situated just 44 kilometers (27 miles) northeast of Bologna, Ferrara is known as one of the Renaissance cities. In fact, the city itself is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Some of the more well-known architectures in the city are the Este Castle, the Cathedral of St. George, the National Gallery of Ferrara, and the old 9 kilometer-long (6 mile-long) wall surrounding the city. There are plenty of accommodations that follow the baroque style of the architecture in the city. Don’t know where to start from? Then read ahead and check out the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Ferrara, Italy, that we have selected for you.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 20, 2024.

1. Modern accommodation with great facilities (from USD 142)

With its warm and inviting interior, this modern accommodation has all the makings of a hassle-free stay. The apartment is well-suited for parents looking for a place where their infant can have an equally comfortable stay. This place perfectly fits the bill for its travel crib, baby bath, changing table, baby monitor, and highchair. Both online and offline entertainment amenities are provided inside, with board games, smart HDTV, and Wi-Fi as options.

As for the sleeping corners here, you’ll have a plush double-size bed and two sofa beds to while away the night. You can always follow up a restful sleep with a filling breakfast that you can prepare in the equipped kitchen.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
345 meters (0.3 ft) from Este Castle
104 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air-conditioning is a great addition to the apartment as the weather in ferrara can get very hot
quiet and comfortable with a perfect bed for rest
Cleanliness:
it was clean spacious well equipped and comfortable
the apartment is very beautiful and new and very clean
evrything was perfect so clean wonderful design very comfortable in the city centar security parking
Host:
laura is a great host
she is a gentle person very communicative and helpful
the host goes well beyond any usual boundaries to create an amazing experience for the guests
laura and fabio are wonderful super hosts
excellent location wonderful apartment and great friendly and helpful hosts highly recommend best in ferrara we are coming back
Location:
close to everything and an apartment with a very calming feel
excellent apartment on a ground floor in a quiet street near the city centre
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2. Spacious retreat at the heart of the city center (from USD 60)

You can bet on a satisfying stay at this spacious house that puts you right in the middle of all the action in the city center. There’s an abundance of things to do should you decide to check out the locale, from indulging in local cuisine to visiting cultural sites such as Castello Estense and Palazzo dei Diamanti.

This property is a comfortable dwelling year-round as it comes with central air-conditioning, heating, and a well-equipped kitchen. Simply connect to the Wi-Fi or turn on the 27-inch TV to keep busy during your idle hours. Able to accommodate four guests, this place has two bedrooms with one double-size and two single-size beds.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
319 meters (0.2 ft) from Este Castle
140 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire vacation home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lot's of air space and light in this well equiped and extremely clean apartment
quite comfortable though a few small additions would improve it
very nice and quiet apartment in the center
we had a really nice stay in the apartment
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and tidy
the room was clean and kept tidy
was very clean and well furnished apartment with large living room
room is super clean with all the basic equipments incl
and the apartment itself is beautiful and clean
Host:
the hosts were really accommodating and responded very quickly would definitely recommend
maria and her young son marco are great hosts their house is beautiful and cozy
great place fantastic location great host
Location:
the location is great to explore ferrara really close to the center
adorable apartment in a great location of ferrara
location is perfect: right in the centro storico but rather quiet
great apartment in a very convenient location for exploring ferrara
it’s really an amazing place and located in the heart of ferrara
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3. Third-floor apartment with kid-friendly amenities (from USD 87)

This third-floor apartment tucked in a historic building is a convenient retreat, especially for traveling families with toddlers. It readily comes with kid-friendly amenities such as a travel crib, highchair, and kids’ books and toys so the little ones can easily settle in. Meanwhile, in-room conveniences for adults include a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. Just set the air-conditioning or radiant heating to the right temperature and everyone will feel right at home in no time. Even your four-legged family members are welcome here as well.

You’ll adore the convenient location as the beautiful attractions in the city can be easily visited either on foot or by bicycle.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
567 meters (0.4 ft) from Este Castle
168 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
simona was very friendly and supportive and the apartment is so cosy with lot of amazing handmade details
our stay in this incredible and original apartment was a pleasure
it is such a cozy apartment with lots of small beautiful details
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean loft with a modern yet authentic italian vibe
Host:
excellent hospitality excellent host and excellent location
simone met me upon arrival and was helpful
simona was an excellent host
simona is a generous and well organised host
such a kind and helpful person
Location:
great location in the old town
perfect location in the old part of the city - walking distance from almost anywhere
well equiped and very nice apartment in best possible location
also it is a very easy bus ride from train stations
a charming apartment very central in the city with a lovely atmosphere
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4. Lovingly renovated retreat that allows pets (from USD 54)

A lovingly renovated retreat, this charming studio rental provides all the comforts of an efficient home. It is a great place to stay if you plan to do lots of home-style cooking as it has a nicely fitted kitchen with a coffee maker and dining area for four. The property will have your viewing and browsing pleasures enabled, thanks to its flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Feel free to take your fur pals with you during your stay as this rental is pet friendly.

This property sits close to Duomo and Estense Castle, which means you’ll be near plenty of cultural attractions, eateries, and night spots.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
154 meters (0.1 ft) from Este Castle
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
nicole’s place was clean spacious and as pictured
this was a perfect location and the pictures are exactly what you get… clean and well done inside
location couldn't be better apartment was clean fresh and inviting
Host:
nicole was a wonderful host who replied immediately to any questions i asked
Location:
great place in the middle of ferrara
great place right in the city center next to the castle
fantastic location great for a couple or even a family of four
the location is ideal and nicole is a great host
easy check in clean well organized and in perfect location:)
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5. Loft-style apartment near the stadium (from USD 65)

If your trip to Ferrara involves catching a big game at Stadio Paolo Mazza, this loft-style apartment is the perfect place to book. It is within a short walking distance of the stadium as well as the piazza and some of the city’s popular tourist attractions.

The rental is an excellent place to return to after a tiring day outside because of its central air conditioning, heating, and double-size bed on the loft. Free Wi-Fi is provided so you can upload the best bits of the game that you’ve captured on your phone. Other notable conveniences of this home include a cable TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and in-unit laundry facilities.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
555 meters (0.4 ft) from Este Castle
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen pretty well equipped with nice fridge freezer and microwave
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable and well located
it is very clean and has everything you need to stay some days without problem
Host:
caring host and very quick answers
great host with quick responses
the host was great at communicating and was very helpful
silvia is super host she is very kind and always ready to help
easy check in/out process and host was willing to help for any questions i might have had
Location:
great location near the square
great location: very central and convenient but quiet at the same time
a wonderful place with a very central location would recommend to anybody looking to stay near central ferrara
the house is super cosy and in a perfect location close to all main attractions and restaurants
this is one of th3 best locations in ferrara
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6. Industry Loft 227 (from USD 97)

This old-school apartment is furnished with many retro-style ornaments. It features a private bathroom and two spacious bedrooms that come with a total of 2 double beds and 2 single beds, thus, the apartment can accommodate up to six guests. There is a well-furnished living area that comes along with a cozy fireplace, and the kitchen is adjacent to it. Basic amenities such as Wi-Fi and parking are provided. Aside from these, books and travel guides on Ferrara can be found in the apartment as well. Should you require any help, the host will come over personally to assist you. Additionally, the Este Castle is a short 10-minute walk away from the place. Bars are also found less than 300 meters (0.2 miles) away from the apartment. You can rent a bike from the host to explore the city.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
1.2 km (0.8 mi) from Este Castle
402 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
one could opt to pay extra for air conditioning though which would help with the air circulation
wifi connection was fast and ours children were impressed with loft
designed with style and comfortable
carlo‘s apartment is something very special
both ferrara and carlo’s apartment were beautiful
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean and nicely decorated
very charming clean and cosy
the property was clean and cosy
perfect place clean and lovely decorated
very nice apartment clean nice decorated
Host:
the host was very nice too
the host was very kind and helpful
the host was friendly and very reliable
carlo is a wonderful host
friendly host with good communication
Location:
very well located walking distance from the centre
good location with flexible accommodation
great place great location :)
in a perfect location for visiting ferrara
the location is great near the center and the restaurants
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7. La Casina (from USD 91)

This country-style studio is great for families with kids as it features a crib, a toddler bed, a queen-size bed, a sofa bed, as well as a bathroom well-equipped with basic toiletries. Guests will have access to the kitchen and living room. There is an open courtyard at the back of the house which is perfect for children who enjoy playing outdoors. Wi-Fi and parking will be provided during your stay. Should you require any help, the host will be available on-call. Moreover, the property is located beside Piazzas Diamanti and Ariostea. Parco Massari is also less than 100 meters (0.062 miles) away from the studio.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
712 meters (0.5 ft) from Este Castle
257 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice amenities good bathroom
the amenities were top notch and the bed very comfortable
nice kitchenette coffee plenty of hot water in the shower and a washing machine too
the property is very clean and has excellent wifi and a selection of cakes/coffees were provided for breakfast
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean with quality bed linens and towels
the house is very clean and friendly
amazingly beautiful and clean
very quiet and very clean
it is spotlessly clean and has everything you need
Host:
elena was a wonderful host
elena is a very nice host
host very helpful
elena is the perfect host
elena was really friendly and provided great advice for restaurants
Location:
and the location is great
wonderful place in an excellent location
it is a lovely location
the location is ideal for someone traveling by car
the location is also perfect for exploring the city
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8. A homey apartment (from USD 28)

Solo travelers are more than welcome in this cozy space. The bedroom not only has a comfortable single bed, but it even has a printer for you in case you need to settle any paperwork. The kitchen, living room, and garden are available on a shared basis. Apart from all these basic amenities, the apartment also has an impressive location. It is less than 300 meters (0.2 miles) away from Este Castle and the Cathedral of St. George. As if the place is not convenient enough, the host is also willing to lend you a bicycle to explore the city. This is an ideal accommodation for those who are looking for a home away from home.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
886 meters (0.6 ft) from Este Castle
90 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was even nicer and bigger than it appears in the photos
his mum prepared a wonderful breakfast and is very warm and smile like sunshine
the room with the ensuite bath was just wonderful
i received a warm welcome and wonderful breakfast
maria teresa prepared every morning such a fantastic breakfast you won't get it in any expansive restaurant
Cleanliness:
the room i stayed at is very clean and cozy
the room is decent with a large and immaculately clean en-suite
very much like the room it's super clean and well-connected to the main touristic sites
the bathroom (it's private ) it's super clean and fully-equipped
the rest of the house was just as nice and everything was super clean
Host:
martino and his family are wonderful hosts
amazing host and amazing stay
thank your so much for the touchful host
the family host are more than friendly and wonderful people
she was also kind enough to call a taxi for me when i left
Location:
great location close to the centre but quiet and tranquil
the location is great for exploring ferrara - you are about five minutes walk from the historic centre
its a pleasant walk from the house to the centre and / or to the train station
m&m place is lovely and very thoughtfully decorated and just lies in the heart of the old town
the hosts are amazing breakfast so delicious and a few minutes walking to main attractions
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9. A designer's penthouse (from USD 131)

For those who are looking for a deluxe accommodation, this well-furnished penthouse would satisfy all your needs. It features two spacious beds and two beautifully-designed bathrooms that can accommodate up to 4 guests. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the living room is filled with plush couches for maximum comfort. There is also a lovely balcony that offers stunning views of the neighborhood, and it is a great place to have a romantic dinner with your loved one! Not only does it have such magnificent facilities, but it is also conveniently located less than 500 meters (0.3 miles) away from Este Castle and the rest of the city center.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
662 meters (0.5 ft) from Este Castle
219 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both aircon and wifi work very well
great music great view and good wifi [v important for our teenage children ]
the apartment is light and filled with art - and looks even better than the pictures
quirky in its layout allowing you to shower looking out over the tree-tops its an inspirational space
the apartment is bright and well-laid out the spacious deck is a special treat
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and well presented
everything is clean and a well stocked kitchen and all toiletries and bath towels etc
lovely comfortable and clean apartment
the apartment was spacious and beautifully furnished and was very clean
the apartment is very clean and well equipped with great attention to details and design
Host:
friendly host always avaliable for questions
vicenzo is an excellent host
vincenzo is a wonderful host
we will definitely be coming back to this marvellous place and it's very friendly owner bert & wilma
vincenzo is a very nice host who's skills as a campari sphritz mixer are unequalled
Location:
centrally located and easy to park on the street near by - staying here was very convenient
it is in a perfect location close to everything
this is a fun apartment near the city center and close to the museums and actives that ferraro offers
ferrara is a lovely italian town with narrow cobbled streets leading to the historic central square
vincenzo loft is a dream house everything is perfect especially location and comfort
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10. A charming, luxurious studio in a historic building (from USD 56)

With a Renaissance-style exterior, this studio is a perfect mix of modern-day amenities and history. With a well-furnished bathroom and a spacious bedroom, this property can easily accommodate two people. The kitchen is stocked with essentials if you wish to cook your own meals, and you will have access to Wi-Fi in the living room to cater to your entertainment needs. The apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood, but don’t worry because your convenience will not be compromised for your privacy! The studio is situated less than 300 meters (0.2 miles) away from Este Castle, the Cathedral of St. George, and the Parco Massari. Bicycles will also be provided by the host if you wish to explore the city thoroughly.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
406 meters (0.3 ft) from Este Castle
327 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
special mention deserves the heating system as bathroom and bed- and living room can be heated separately
the space itself is quite comfortable and it looks out on a beautiful garden
charming beautiful entry way and common areas and nicely remodeled spacious apartment we would return for sure
the apartment is great super new and cozy fully furnished with very confortable bed and couch
Cleanliness:
the apartment was impeccably clean modern designed and well equipped
the room was clean and the bed very comfortable
the apartement was clean and very cosy
the garden is beautiful and the flat is very clean and modern
the apartment is renovated and super clean with a nice garden
Host:
great hospitality from the owner's mother
friendly and very kind host
the host was very kind and everything was good
hosts were caring and gravious
the landlord is very approachable and responsive
Location:
excellent location very close to the historical centre
great location and studio for visiting ferrara
this place is amazing great location
great apartment very close to the center of ferrara
a very comfortable apartment in a great location
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11. An apartment located near the city center

For those who would like to live in a more quiet part of the city, this apartment can provide you with what you need without being too far away. The two bedrooms in the apartment can accommodate up to 4 guests, and a private bathroom is available for everyone. The kitchen is well-equipped with essentials so that you can prepare your own meals, and the living room is well-furnished for entertainment. Since the host lives in the unit next door, he will be readily available to attend to your needs. Aside from all these wonderful amenities, the apartment is also conveniently located less than a kilometer (0.6 miles) away from the Cathedral of St. George. If you wish to explore the city, the host would be glad to lend you a bicycle to do so.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
1.22 km (0.8 mi) from Este Castle
110 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i spent two months in this apartment and really felt like it was my home
excellent apartment very well equipped and comfortable
Cleanliness:
it is clean and spacious
the property was very clean and comfortable
very clean comfortable and amazingly quiet
the house is quite (website hidden by airbnb) clean and comfortable
place is spacious and clean
Host:
the host was very hospitable and gave us great help
riccardo was the nicest host always available
riccardo is very kind and helpful host always available
we were very satisfied with the accommodation and also with our host
riccardo provided prompt responses to all inquiries and was very helpful with the luggage on our arrival
Location:
the location is good being walking distance to old town
walk although there are some good restaurants closer than that
neat and tidy apartment within walking distance from centre of town
super central location (we had bikes) quiet spacious
excellent apartment close to the city center and with ample parking nearby as advertised
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12. A single room 30 meters (0.018 miles) away from the cathedral

This room is in the same house as listing number 4. It is also a budget-friendly rental that can easily accommodate 2 guests. A shared bathroom and a workspace are provided. You can sit at the desk and read the guidebooks on Ferrara that are provided by the host. All the other amenities provided in the house are similar to those mentioned in listing number 4, so you can check that out again!

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364 meters (0.3 ft) from Este Castle
95 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. A double room 30 meters (0.018 miles) away from the cathedral

For those who are on a tight budget and don’t mind sharing spaces, this cozy flat is the right accommodation for you. It is an absolute value-for-money as you will have access to two beds, a shared bathroom, a shared kitchen as well as a shared living room. Plenty of guidebooks and Wi-Fi are also provided in the living area. Since the host lives in this house, he will be readily available to attend to your needs. Besides all these amazing amenities, the flat is conveniently located around 30 meters (0.018 miles) away from the Cathedral of St. George. An optional tour around the city is also organized by the host for a more enriching travel experience. If you wish to house more guests, the host has a second room for rent which is listed below.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
301 meters (0.2 ft) from Este Castle
150 reviews  
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

14. A high-class apartment in Viale Cavour

Want to feel pampered on your visit to Ferrara? This modern condominium unit that is situated along the main road would be the perfect accommodation for you. It has plenty of room for two, but should you require a third bed, it can be added with an extra charge. Basic amenities such as a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a living area with Wi-Fi access will be provided. Moreover, the apartment is conveniently located a stone’s throw away from tourist attractions such as the Este Castle, the Cathedral of St. George, the train station, as well as several eateries and restaurants.

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Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
580 meters (0.4 ft) from Este Castle
74 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

15. A rooftop hideaway in Ferrara

Located in the historic center of Ferrara, this apartment is just a 5-minute walk away from several tourist attractions. It features a double bed with comfortable bedding, a clean bathroom with toiletries provided, a well-equipped kitchen, a TV and Wi-Fi for entertainment purposes. The host lives nearby, so he is readily available to attend to your needs.

Stayed at this property?
Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
1.19 km (0.8 mi) from Este Castle
185 reviews  
Entire condominium 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment is even better than it looks in the photos
great apartment in the historic ferrara district
but alessandro kindly offered to give us his own from work as the apartment's internet was getting repaired
it was very clean and well decorated with a functional kitchen and fast wifi
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
the apartment is lovely very clean and quiet
we found coffe and utilityies clean and perfect place
it is beautiful sparklingly clean and has everything you could possibly need
it is situated in a very nice and typical street of ferrara and everything was clean and confortable
Host:
alessandro was a perfect host
as for alessandro he was attentive and responsive
alessandro is a fantastic host who responds to all questions and concerns very quickly
great host made it very easy to check in
very flexible host with excellent restaurant tips
Location:
excellent location in ferrara very quiet and close to the walls for running
great location in a quiet residential neighborhood really close to the city center (10 min walk)
place has a very nice location quite central
great location right in the center of ferrara
alessandro's place has a great location - in the heart of ferrara's old city
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Visit Ferrara, the Renaissance city

With all these wonderful accommodations, you don’t have to worry about bad lodging that will stop you from traveling to this great Renaissance city. Thus, if you’re planning to go to Ferrara, book the above-listed Airbnb vacation rentals now!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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