A city of northern Italy southwest of Venice. In the early 13th century the Este family established a powerful principality here and made it a flourishing center of Renaissance learning and the arts.
(place) Commune in NC Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Ferrara Sentence Examples
He had named them Roman patricians; the latter he had placed in charge of Florence; the former, for whom he planned to carve out a kingdom in central Italy of Parma, Piacenza, Ferrara and Urbino, he had taken with himself to Rome and married to Filiberta of Savoy.
Leo was now anxious to unite Ferrara, Parma and Piacenza to the States of the Church.
An attempt late in 1519 to seize Ferrara failed, and the pope recognized the need of foreign aid.
Many adaptations for the Italian stage were produced between the years 1486 and 1550, the earliest (the Menaechmi) under the direction of Ercole I., duke of Ferrara.