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Ferrara is a city in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province. It is situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) north-northeast of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 50 km (31 miles) north. The town has broad streets and numerous palaces dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, when it hosted the court of the House of Este. For its beauty and cultural importance it has been qualified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Modern times have brought a renewal of industrial activity. Ferrara is on the main rail line from Bologna to Padua and Venice, and has branches to Ravenna, Poggio Rusco (for Suzzara) and Codigoro.

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Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 11.28.24 AMThe bicycle has always had an important role in Ferrara as a means of transport. With 85 km of cycle paths, 120,000 bikes and 25% of journeys being made on two wheels, Ferrara is one of the cities with the highest density of bicycles in the world.  on www.ferrarabike.com it is possible to find all the paths in the Ferrara area with maps, GPS files for satellite navigators, Google earth routes, videos, audio-guides and biker-friendly accommodation facilities.

More info: Ferrara brochure/city guide (pdf)