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the historical centre

A walk of no more than one hour, lets you discover most of Rimini's central attractions, like Cavour square with its Pigna fountain and its palaces.This could be a short but nice itinerary, once you have the railway station behind, take the street in front of you and keep going stratight on untill you find Piazza tre Martiri, then if you go left you go to the Augustus Arch, instead if you go right you will meet first Piazza Cavour(the one in the picture) and further Tiberio's bridge.

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Sep 07, 2010

The Galliana Gate (Torrione dei Cavalieri)

I came across this architectural gem quite by chance as I was walking back to the railway station.

The gateway dates from the 1200s, and it was used to link the city with the harbour along the River Marecchia. It was also part of the defensive wall during the 13h century by Frederick II. It was a replacement for an earlier gate which was closer to the city.

It was restored in the 15th century by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417-1468). In the early 1900s there were Maltesta coins discovered during excavations.

The gateway was closed in the 16th century and was replaced by a tower - the Knight's Tower.

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Jul 09, 2010

Oratorio di San Girolamo

Once a baroque clerical complex built in 1782, the Oratorio of San Girolamo was destroyed in wolrd war II leaving two chapels. Only these two red chapels, looking like gate houses, still remain. The Oratorio of San Girolamo was once house to the painting “San Girolamo nel Deserto del Guercino” which is now in the Chiesa of Santi Bartolomeo e Marino.

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Dec 11, 2006

Medieval city walls

The part of the park which stretches along the Via Bastioni Orientali contains parts of the medeival city walls. Perhaps that is the only positive thing to say about this park as it looks to be in a very sad state. It is surely not the most beautiful park I have seen. Most of the medieval structures are not preserved and are still rotting away. Rimini has many places which are more beuatiful than this, but it is sad to see that this part is not kept well.

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Nov 10, 2006
 
 
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Roman sites

It is almost true to say that every time someone digs down in the city centre, the architectural remains of something are found.

For example, traces of a splendid imperial Roman house have been discovered in Via Sigismondo near the Chamber of Commerce.

The ruins of walls and a Roman gate were found within Castel Sigismondo in Piazza Malatesta where the Dinz Rialto Museum of Non-European Cultures is now housed.

Other Roman findings came to light during the reconstruction of the Tiberio Cinema that stands next to the church of Borgo San Giuliano in Via Tiberio.

Recent paving work in Piazza Tre Martiti and Via IV Novembre led to the discovery of either a Roman temple or basilica, then the remains of a fountain and two crescent shaped communicating tanks.

Photographic documentation can be seen at the City Museum where you can also make an appointment to see the actual excavations.

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Apr 13, 2006

when you are tired of sunbaths...

when you are tired of sunbaths and warm Adriatic Sea, take an hour to visit a historical city center.
Triumph arcs are quite frequent architecture for Italian towns. Look at one of them located in Rimini

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Tempio Malatestiano

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Italia in Miniature

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The castle

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Arian Baptistery -Battistero degli Ariani

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