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The Palace of the crossed destinies and a club neither young nor old Magagnini-Roverella Palace and Merchants Club: a piece of the history of Ferrara A few days before the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy the 'Casino dei Negozianti' (Merchants Club) was founded in Ferrara: it was February 26th, 1861.  With the return to freedom following the plebiscite of 1860, Ferrara had expressed its adherence to the constitutional monarchy and began to seriously reflect on
Serafino Monini Ferrara and a leading engineer during extraordinary years The city of Ferrara made a qualitative leap forward in the early seventies and has since become known throughout the world. Certain moments of this process are extremely important: the imposition of limited and rigorous planning permission within the city centre since 1978;
“L’Isola del Tesoro” and “Estatebambini” Family Centres: avant-garde experiences in Ferrara In the summer of 1997, after several years devoted to the restoration of the city's nineteen- thirties monumental aqueduct, the Piazza xxiv Maggio centre opened as the new headquarters of two municipal services: the Family Centre and the Parent and Children Centre "L'Isola del Tesoro", an avant-garde experience which the city of Ferrara can certainly be proud of.
Culture and Business Towards a new model of "Ferrara city of art" Since the late eighties, Ferrara has been launched both nationally and internationally as a "city of art". This was an intelligent and forward-looking strategy in what has proved to be a period of particular economic difficulty for our area.
The Jewish cemetery in the Sesto di San Romano A new piece in the mosaic of the history of Ferrara and its Jewish Community I had just published an essay in which I lamented the lack of an updated and scientific study on Jewish cemeteries in Ferrara, when I was shown a deed from the State Archives of Modena inherent to the burial place used by the Jews in 1335.

Alfredo Santini

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