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Ferrara



Introduction of Ferrara
City, Emilia-Romagna region, N Italy, 57 mi SWof Venice. Under the Este family from 1240 to1598, Ferrara was the seat of a powerful and brilliantcourt, famous for its patronage of the arts,especially during the Renaissance. The city was theoriginal meeting place of the Council of Ferrara-Florence of 1438-45, which increased cultural contactsbetween the Byzantine Empire and the West,though it failed to reconcile their churches. DuringWorld War II, Ferrara was the scene of heavy fightingin April 1945.City, Emilia-Romagna region, N Italy, 57 mi SWof Venice. Under the Este family from 1240 to1598, Ferrara was the seat of a powerful and brilliantcourt, famous for its patronage of the arts,especially during the Renaissance. The city was theoriginal meeting place of the Council of Ferrara-Florence of 1438-45, which increased cultural contactsbetween the Byzantine Empire and the West,though it failed to reconcile their churches. DuringWorld War II, Ferrara was the scene of heavy fightingin April 1945.

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