Rimini - Do & See
Italians head for Rimini for their holidays, which must be the best recommendation there is. Located on the Adriatic Sea, it is a sophisticated, stylish city known for its lively take on life.
Santuario Della Madonna Della Misericordia
Located close to the Arch of Augustus, this 14th-century church is famous for its portrait of Madonna della Misericordia, by the 18th/19th century artist Giuseppe Soleri.
Arco D’augusto is a landmark monument, the arch was built in 27 BC and is the oldest surviving Roman arch. It has a single gate that is nearly 10 metres high.
Castel Sismondo is one of Rimini’s landmark buildings, the castle was once a majestic fortified palace commissioned and designed by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta.
Ponte Di Tiberio
The Tiberius Bridge, over the Marecchia River, dates to the 1st century AD and connects the city centre to Borgo San Giuliano. It is one of Rimini’s most noted landmarks and officially a national monument.
La Fontana Della Pigna
This famous fountain was built in 1543 by Giovanni da Carrara, although in part it dates to the Roman period. An inscription refers to Leonardo da Vinci.
Museo Delle Forze Aeree
This museum has around 40 planes, including a MiG-23, Phantom and Lockheed F-104 – some from conflicts in Korea, India-Pakistan, Vietnam, Iran-Iraq, Gulf, Afghanistan and Bosnia are on display, along with uniforms and photos.
San Giuliano is a museum that houses great works of art, including the famous pictures of Paul Veronese representing the martyrdom of the saint, and Bittino da Faenza, which depicts the saint’s life.
The Sala San Gaudenzio, next to the Cathedral, is the venue for the Tempio Malatestiano – a museum of vestments, chalices, paintings, ancient manuscripts and 14th-15th century reliquaries.
Il Museo Cittadino
Housed within a former Jesuit monastery, The City Musuem has numerous exhibits of local historical-artistic heritage including those in the Roman Lapidary, the Archaeological Section and the Pinacoteca Painting Gallery.