Ferrara

I’ve arrived Saturday night.

I missed a couple of classes, thankfully nothing really important.

In the next couple of weeks I will be updating everything I didn’t while travelling.

A lot of photos, and a little bit of text too.

Today Ferrara – a small town close to Venice.

We did a day trip to Ravenna and after loosing our connection ended up visiting Ferrara for a couple of hours as well.

Ferrara is home to Girolamo Savonarola – who has quite an interesting story.

He was an Italian Dominican priest who started a reform to change the church’s ostentatious ways. He called himself a prophet and fought against the Medici in Florence.

He actively took part, and encouraged the bonfires of the vanities. – Where, books, art and everything considered sinful or that could provoke sin were burnt – including a couple of Botticelli.

Eventually, the Pope decided to dare him to walk on fire to prove his quality of Saint and after failing he was then convicted.

Today in Ferrara a statue of him is still there.

Ferrara is a nice small town – with a beautiful church and ugly surroundings. It is worth the visit if you have the time. But one day is probably enough

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