Postcard from Ferrara, Italy: Bricks and stones color her bones

Ferrara is colored by the shades of baked clay bricks and roof tiles and native stone. Here are a few snapshots taken along her streets, some of them meandering medieval ones and other broader ones bordered by Renaissance palaces.

The 8,500 diamond-shaped stones studding the facade of the “Diamond Palace” are impossible to resist photographing. The palace was commissioned by a member of the Este family in 1493 and was acquired by the city of Ferrara in 1832 to serve as a national gallery of art.

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