Ferrara is a splendid city of arts.
The noble Family of Este governed it for three centuries and under their government it became one of the most refined cultural centres of the Italian Renaissance.
The city has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.
It is a silent city, on a human scale, to be walked around, or to be crossed by bike, by revisiting through each step magic atmospheres of the past.
Saint Georges Palio is quite famous, the most ancient in the world: over a thousand participants parade wearing Renaissance costumes in order to reach Ariostea Square where races are held between the eight districts.
The exhibitions at the Palace of Diamonds are prestigious. This palace is a jewel of the Renaissance period in Ferrara.
At the end of each summer street musicians from all over the world meet for the Ferraras Buskers event, and at the end of September there is the Ferrara Air Balloons Festival, the biggest tourist festival in Europe for air balloons.
As to the cuisine the coppia (couple) is well known: it is a savoury bread with an elaborate shape bearing the trademark IGP. The cappellacci (large pasta cases filled with pumpkin and Parmesan cheese) are very popular together with the pasticcio di maccheroni (macaroni mix), both a true synthesis of the traditions at court. The salama da sugo (salami for sauces) is an unusual mix of pork meats. To finish with the pampepato (peppered bread), a spiced bread covered with a crust of melted chocolate.
THE APP ACTIVE FERRARA
With the modern style of life the lack of movement has a remarkable negative impact on our health.
Creating conditions that are in favour of movement within a city environment, and bearing in mind the social and health disparities, constitutes an important strategy to fight the sedentary lifestyle.
Ferrara City is a project to make people aware of the global recommendations on physical activity for a better health published by the World Health Organization; a way to subvert the traditional sports values of rivalry, performance and exclusion. It is instead targeted to promote physical exercise and its regularity, a better health, the social inclusion and male and female equality.
Through the APP. Active City you can learn how to do physical exercise in order to maintain your health, you can take the pace test for a most profitable result and monitor how much you have achieved with the blisters by using movement pills.
THE APP. MUOVI FERRARA (MuoviFE)
The APP. MuoviFE is a 12 km long path in the Historic Centre of Ferrara aimed to turn it into an outdoor gym under the sky for everyone, at all times during the day and all year round.
MuoviFE is like a personal pocket sports facility, but it is also a new way to visit cities and get to know them, to follow a several km itinerary easily without having to study it. Slow physical exercise can be combined to the discovery of works of art, panoramas, historical less known sights the inhabitants know more about.
MuoviFE is a navigator you can use to visit the Historic City keeping the right speed for a better health.
MuoviFE contains pictures and descriptions (audio too)of all the buildings of some cultural, historic and artistic interest along the path.
MuoviFE is a different application from those in the Network (Endomondo, Runtastik, Runkeeper) as it does not make a summary of the physical exercise done, but it tells you where and how to do the physical exercise first in order for it to be most profitable for your health, and then it checks its execution.
MuoviFE is a regularity oriented game for active tourists and for residents who want to keep fit with urban trekking, a quick walk or a slow running at the right speed.
You can begin with the starting card or anywhere you like on the path.