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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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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.
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.
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