- Ferrara is one of northern Italy’s less heralded cities – and weekend destinations
- It sits in the Emilia-Romagna region, about 40 miles north-east of Bologna
- Attractions include the Castello Estense, once the home of Lucrezia Borgia
The walls around Ferrara were built to repel enemies. Now, though, the wars that kept medieval Italy busy are a distant memory, and those same walls feel more like the packaging around a scrumptious selection of sweets.