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Ferrara – Former Monastery and Church of Santa Caterina Martire

The property portfolio, the former Church and Convent of Santa Caterina, is located in the old city centre of Ferrara, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, close to the Palazzo dei Diamanti, one of the world's most famous Renaissance buildings. The building, for its location, is ideally suited for development for commercial/services or for tourist/accommodation use.

Via Roversella, 25 - 44121 Ferrara (FE)

Details

Property types
Other types, Historical building
Permitted uses
Commercial, Office, Residential, Hotel and leisure
Land area (m²)
6,359 m²
Total GIA (m²)
Total GLA
Year of construction
XV secolo
State of maintenance and repair
To be refurbished/valorized
Occupation status
Vacant
Risk profile

The property consists of the buildings of the former Church and Convent of Santa Caterina, located between via Dosso Dossi and via Roversella and bordered on the north by the garden of Palazzo Diamanti, home to Ferrara’s Pinacoteca Nazionale, within the old city centre of the city. The complex, whose original structure dates back to the XV century, was partially reconstructed in the thirties and additional buildings were built in the sixties. The L-shaped building, with a further building attached to the longer section, consists of two floors above ground, with a total covered surface off 5,611 m². The property includes an internal courtyard of 1,930 m² to be used as car park and an area of 1,579 m². The complex, owned by the Municipality of Ferrara, has in the past been mainly used as a school. The property could be enhanced by changing its usage to either commercial, tourist / hopitality services, offices or residential areas  in accordance with form 1ACS-01, approved in the context of the second modification of the Firt POC.

The property complex is located in the centre of Ferrara (133,155 inhabitants), inside the perimeter of the old city centre, marked by the ancient city walls. The property benefits from a wide range of services, being close to the municipal square, the Duomo square and the main shopping streets, the various university buildings inside the old city centre as well as a pedestrian and cycle park of the ancient city walls.

territorio 1

The building is located close to the Parco Massari and via Corso Ercole I D’Este, the road that links the old city walls to the Castello. It is also close to Palazzo dei Diamanti, one of the world’s most famous Renaissance buildings, home to Ferrara’s Pinacoteca Nazionale and the Modern Art Gallery, which host important temporary exhibitions that attract thousands of visitors every year (De Chirico, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Dalì). The area has excellent public transport and car parks. The railway station is 1.3 km away and the “Ferrara Sud” exit of the A-13 (Bologna-Padua) motorway is 8.9 km away.

territorio 2

Ground floor
First floor

The property portfolio, the former Church and Convent of Santa Caterina, is located in the old city centre of Ferrara, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, close to the Palazzo dei Diamanti, one of the world's most famous Renaissance buildings. The building, for its location, is ideally suited for development for commercial/services or for tourist/accommodation use.

Procedure

Public Tender Sale of full Ownership

Via Roversella, 25 - 44121 Ferrara (FE)

Contact

ICE - Italian Trade Agency

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Floorplan

Ferrara – Former Monastery and Church of Santa Caterina Martire Floorplan