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Top 5 attractions in Rimini, Italy

Rimini is a city on the Adriatic coast, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, known for its seaside nightclubs and shallow waters.

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Rimini is a city on the Adriatic coast, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. It is known for its seaside nightclubs and shallow waters. South of the center, the temple of Malatestiano is the 15th-century restoration of an old Franciscan church, now a mausoleum for Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, a local nobleman.

1. Malatestiano Temple

Malatestiano Temple

The Tempio Malatestiano is the unfinished cathedral church of Rimini, Italy. Officially named for St. Francis, it takes the popular name from Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, who commissioned its reconstruction by the famous Renaissance theorist and architect Leon Battista Alberti around 1450.

2. Castel Sismondo

Castel Sismondo, Rimini Italy
Castel Sismondo

Castel Sismondo is a castle in Rimini, Romagna. The castle was built by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini, beginning on March 20, 1437, but only the central nucleus of this structure remains. According to the contemporary chronicles, Malatesta designed it, although it is known that several architects worked on the construction, including Filippo Brunelleschi, who visited Rimini for two months in 1438. Construction lasted some 15 years. The castle-palace originally was surrounded by a large moat, with a ravelin at the main entrance, sporting the heraldic symbols of the House of Malatesta. The walls were thought to be thick enough to bear the impact of the new artillery pieces of that period. Although originally positioned externally from the city, it has no towers facing that side: all towers are in fact oriented towards the city. These towers are square, and once housed a bronze cannon each.

3. Arch of Augustus

Arch of Augustus

The Arch of Augustus at Aosta was dedicated to Emperor Augustus by the Roman Senate in 27 BC and is the oldest Roman arch that survives. It signaled the end of the via Flaminia, which connected the cities of Romagna to Rome, and spans the modern Corso d’Augusto, which led to the beginning of another road, the via Emilia, which ran northwest to Piacenza. Its style is simple but solemn. The central arch, which is of exceptional size, is flanked by two engaged columns with fluted shafts and Corinthian capitals.

4. Italia In Miniatura

Italia In Miniatura, rimini
Italia In Miniatura

Italia in Miniatura is a leisure and miniature park in Viserba, a part of Rimini. The park displays 273 miniatures of famous Italian and European buildings in scale 1:25 and 1:50. The area is surrounded by Arcobaleno, a monorail. 10,000 plants and 5,000 miniature trees are integrated into the landscape. To fill the water basins 2,500 m³ of water is needed. 17 miniature trains are running in the system. On an area of 12,000 m², there is a replica of the Grand Canal of Venice with reproductions of 119 buildings on a scale of 1:5.

5. Marecchia

Marecchia, rimini

The Marecchia is a river in eastern Italy. In ancient times it was known as the Arminius which was from the Greek Aríminos. The source of the river is near Monte dei Frati which is east of Pieve Santo Stefano and southwest of Badia Tedalda in the province of Arezzo in Tuscany. It flows northeast into the province of Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche and is the only river that runs through Montefeltro. While flowing through Montefeltro, the river flows through the exclave Santa Sofia Marecchia, which belongs to Badia Tedalda.