WDEC 2024 at the Ferrara Charterhouse

Ferrara unveils a rich program of events at the Ferrara Charterhouse in Italy to celebrate the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries 2024.

Free Guided Tours

To mark the occasion, Ferrara Tua will offer a package of free guided tours, available in both Italian and English, lasting approximately 1h 30min.

The tours will be organized along three routes: "Stories of Ferrara", dedicated to personalities who have contributed to the development and storytelling of Ferrara; "The Seven Arts", in honor of writers, painters, and directors who, after international successes, returned to their hometown for their eternal rest; and "The Certosa Monumentale", a cross-sectional overview of the history, roots, and artistic heritage of the city's Open-Air Museum.

Schedule of guided tours

Program of WDEC 2024 at the Ferrara Charterhouse

Friday, May 24th

  • 5:00 pm - Stories of Ferrara (Italian)
  • 7:30 pm - The Seven Arts (Italian)

Saturday, May 25th

  • 10:00 am - The Certosa Monumentale (Italian)
  • 11:30 am - The Certosa Monumentale (English)

Sunday, May 26th

  • 10:00 am - The Seven Arts (Italian)
  • 11:30 am - The Certosa Monumentale (Italian)
  • 6:00 pm - Stories of Ferrara (Italian)

Guided tours are curated by InFerrara and can be booked on the website https://www.inferrara.it/.
For information: 0532-419190.

Enchanting Musical Soirees

Enriching the program are three unmissable musical events that will accompany the summer in Certosa with exciting notes and evocative atmospheres.

Saturday, June 8th, from 6:00 am to 10:00 am

The magic of the dawn concert - part of the Piano Estense program - will envelop the gardens of the Certosa di Ferrara. The first light of day will intertwine with the notes of the piano played by young talents on multiple hands, in an immersive and evocative experience that will accompany the spectators until 10:00 am.

Entrance from Via Borso 1.

Saturday, June 29th, at 8:00 pm

The sunset will be the backdrop for an exciting concert with the chamber version of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana". Produced by the Conservatorio Frescobaldi di Ferrara, the concert will feature an orchestra composed of two half-tail pianos, four percussionists, and a 60-element choir. The synergy between the two sections will give life to a performance of great impact.

Entrance from Viale della Certosa.

Sunday, July 7th, at 6:00 am

As tradition dictates, on the occasion of the Notte Rosa, a special event awaits music lovers at the Certosa di Ferrara. The protagonist of the dawn concert will be the pianist Gile Bae, who will offer a solo piano recital capable of exciting and involving the audience. Her notes will intertwine with the light of dawn, creating a unique and evocative experience. The Artistic Direction is by Ferrara Musica. 

Entrance from Viale della Certosa.


The program was created in collaboration with the Municipality of Ferrara, ASCE, Utilialia - Sefit, InFerrara, Associazione Life, Teatro Comunale Foundation, Ferrara Musica, Conservatorio Frescobaldi.