The site of a well-known Catholic story
The Chapel of Sant' Antonio is really a tiny structure, surrounded by columns and covered in marble. It was completed in 1678 to commemorate the Miracle of the Mule performed by St. Anthony at exactly this site in Rimini!
The story goes like this:
There was a man named Bonillo who did not believe in the presence of the Body of Christ in the Holy Host. St. Anthony wanted to convince him and asked:
"If your mule adores the Body of Christ in the Holy Host, will you believe?"
Bonillo agreed, but he tried to be smarter than St. Anthony and decided to starve his mule for two days.
He brought the hungry animal to the square on the third day. They put oat on one side of the mule, and St. Anthony stood on its other side holding the Holy Host in his hands. When the mule was let go, it first went to kneel down before the Holy Host and got up only when St. Anthony allowed it to have the oat!
Bonillo believed, converted, and joined St. Anthony in spreading the Good News.
There is also another story of St. Anthony's teaching in Rimini, but I'll add it a little bit later... if I add at all...