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Ferrara is a city in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital of the Province of Ferrara. A university and cultural hub with a population of about 150.000 inhabitants (and a province with about 350.000 people) with over 40.000 university students from all over Italy. It's situated 44 km (27 miles) northeast of Bologna. The urban development that took place during the Renaissance, the Herculean Addition, made it the first modern capital of Europe.


For its beauty and cultural importance, in 1995 the historical core of Ferrara has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It's one of the very few Italian province capitals to preserve the historic center completely surrounded by a circle of walls which is overall intact and almost unchanged over the centuries.

To put it simply, Ferrara is one of the most stunning cities in Europe, attracting over one million visitors each year.

How to reach Ferrara 

Italy - Ferrara Map

Bologna International Airport

30 minutes drive from Ferrara's city center

High Speed Rail

Direct connections from Venice (60 min), Florence (65 min), Rome (2 h 50 min), Naples (4 h 15 min)


GUEST or PRESS Accreditations 
Approved through our official accreditation program will get a 10% DISCOUNT when booking hotel rooms in Ferrara using the GUEST discount code FFF2023!

ARTIST Accreditations 

Appointed directly by the festival when if your film is part of the official programIn this case you will get a 20% DISCOUNT when booking hotel rooms in Ferrara. You will receive this discount code privately through internal communications.


The Ferrara Film Festival has a network of several hotel partners in the city (subject to availability), that you can book through the platforms VISIT FERRARA or IN FERRARA

Click on the image/links here below and don't forget to use the discount codes!

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