Italian curiosities: why is there a Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara?

Jun 13, 2023 758

Ferrara, a city steeped in history and graced with architectural marvels, harbors a jewel within its urban fabric — the Palazzo dei Diamanti or, to say it in English, the “Diamonds Palace.” As one of Italy’s most unique and recognized buildings, Palazzo dei Diamanti stands tall with its distinctive “diamond” cladding, a visual nod to the brilliance of its creator and the nobility it once served.

The Palazzo dei Diamanti is the brainchild of well-known Renaissance architect Biagio Rossetti, whose touch can be seen not only on various buildings and sculptures but also on the overall urban layout of Ferrara

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