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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.
Ferrara's temper, pliant as a snake, And deadlier, I doubt not.
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.' All these knights, and many more that I could name, senor curate, were knights-errant, the light and glory of chivalry.
"Ah," said he, "we have at Pisa, Ugolino's tower; at Ferrara, Tasso's prison; at Rimini, the room of Francesca and Paolo."
One thinks of Dante at the bitter feast in Verona, of Tasso in Ferrara's madman's cell.
d)" indicated in joint version between the usl of ferrara, the hospital company of bologna, the usl company of bologna, the usl company of imola and the institute orthopedic rizzoli di bologna
In Ferrara, however, the Court of Appeals clarifies what is required to establish a landlord's consent in order to enforce a mechanic's lien on a landlord's fee interest.
AIG Names Ferrara to Head Investments Communications
Ferrara is one of the fastest growing confections companies in the country, owning 35 brands at the moment.
"Voyport cannot meet its burden under the three-part test to prove that Ferrara was actually an independent contractor within the meaning of the Independent Contractor Statute.
But almost all of his fiction takes place in Ferrara, the small provincial city where he grew up, during the years just before and after World War II, when he was in his early 20s.
by Courtesy of articlesfactory.comThe city of Ferrara is situated on a branch of the beautiful Po River in Northern Italy.