Ferrara is a northern Italian city in the eastern Po Valley, in the Emilia-Romagna region and capital of the province of Ferrara same name. The city is located on the right bank of the Po, whose arm Volano Po flows through the city in the middle. Ferrara is an economic and cultural center and large university town; the University founded in 1391 is one of the oldest in Europe. Ferrara was born in the early Middle Ages and thus one of the few Italian cities not Roman establishment. Your entire medieval city wall is intact and preserved almost intact. Today's urban structure dates from the 14th century, when the city was ruled by the Este family. Designed by the court architect Biagio Rossetti extension of the city center is considered the first modern city planning in the world. The historic center of Ferrara has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The city of Ferrara is twinned with the central Hessian town of Giessen and Kaufbeuren Ostallgäu.