The site is located in the centre of Ferrara, declared part of the Unesco heritage in 1995, near the walls of the old town. It’s currently used as offices but can be demolished and rebuilt to be for residential, touristic-hospitality, tertiary or commercial purposes.
The property is composed of six different buildings, three of a medium-large size, used as public offices (with relative archives, storage, toilets and boiler room), in addition to secondary buildings and canopies. The overall land area is 7,590 m² and it’s completely fenced in, while the area of the buildings is 4,318 m². The buildings damaged in the seismic events of 2012 are unfit to be used and can be demolished. The PUA encourages the urban reconstruction of the site and consents to build 5,000 m² for private residences and/or tourist accommodation and 700 m² for commercial use.
The site is located in the centre of Ferrara (pop. 133,155), near the historic city, on the south-west side of the old town walls, near the Burana Canal. The complex has access to all necessary services as it’s only a small distance from the town hall square, the Cathedral, the main shopping strees, from various univerity facilties, not to mention the city park, which is pedestrian and bicycle friendly and runs along the ancient walls, representing one of the most important social meeting places in town;
it is also situated close to – slightly more than a kilometre – the site called Darsena City (a shopping centre with a supermarket, shops, a multiplex cinema and a residential area) and from the shopping centre The Castle (with one of the largest supermarkets in the city and includes numerous shops). From the site you can also easily reach the new Saint Anna’s hospital, following Via Comacchio, in the Cona fraction nearly 8 km from the city centre of Ferrara. The area has many public parking lots. The railway station FS is 1,8 km from the property, while the “South Ferrara” tollbooth on the A13 motorway (Bologna-Padua) is 8 km away.