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 (fə-rär′ə, fĕ-rä′rä)
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.


(fəˈrɑːrə; Italian ferˈrara)
(Placename) a city in N Italy, in Emilia–Romagna: a centre of the Renaissance under the House of Este; university (1391). Pop: 130 992 (2001)


(fəˈrɑr ə)

a city in N Italy, near the Po River. 143,046.
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Noun1.Ferrara - a city in northern Italy; "in the 13th century Ferrara was a center of Renaissance learning and the arts"
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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and who more gallant and courteous than Ruggiero, from whom the dukes of Ferrara of the present day are descended, according to Turpin in his 'Cosmography.
Ah," said he, "we have at Pisa, Ugolino's tower; at Ferrara, Tasso's prison; at Rimini, the room of Francesca and Paolo.
We have in Italy, for example, the Duke of Ferrara, who could not have withstood the attacks of the Venetians in '84, nor those of Pope Julius in '10, unless he had been long established in his dominions.
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Ferrara Bros, brings a seasoned and professional management team and a plant network that significantly enhances our service footprint in greater Manhattan.
Her husband of 36 years, Vincent Ferrara, died in 1982.
LUKE Ferrara, one of Britain's most promising teenage ice hockey players, joins up with Cardiff Devils at the start of March.
Michael Ferrara and Charles Chang sold 710 Third Avenue for $6,350,000.
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com)-- On January 13, 2011, Ferrara Flame will light the Red Carpet at the 2nd Annual Tasty Awards show in Hollywood at the Egyptian Theatre.
Ferrara also directed early episodes of the Michael Mann created television series Miami Vice.