The Galleria Estense
Launched in 1854 by Francesco V d’ Austria-Este in the Ducal Palace, the Estense Gallery is located in the Palace Museum since 1894 andè consisting of four halls and sixteen rooms dedicated to the rich collection of the Este family. It shows the multifaceted and aristocratic taste of the family, which is expressed through a large number of paintings covering a period from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, including the prominence they Emilian painters. Alongside the sculptures in marble, terracotta and bronze adds a rich collection of decorative arts including ceramics, medals, ivory and musical instruments. Among the masterpieces of the Gallery include the Pietà Cima da Conegliano, the Madonna and Child Correggio, Portrait Francesco I d’ Este Velazquez, l’ altarpiece portable El Greek , the Crucifixion Reni and then the bust of Francesco marble the d’ Este sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.