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A city is in the Emilia-Romanga region of northern Italy, Rimini is the capital city of the Province of Rimini. The city is located on the Adriatic Sea and is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe. The city has preserved a surprising amount of Roman past in its historical monuments. The long white sand beaches stretching south and north of the port are popular tourist attractions in the city. Rimini was once a destination for the rich and famous and is now a great blend of historically significant city and a beautiful seaside resort.
Places of Interest in Rimini
Arch of Augustu
The oldest known Roman triumphal arch in Italy, Arch of Augustus is located at the southern end of Rimini's main street. This arch was erected in 27 BC in order to commemorate the construction of the Via Flaminia. Arch of Augustus is unusual due to the fact that its extra-wide opening cannot be closed by the doors hence highlighting the peace after the long history of wars.
Erected on an earlier medieval church, Tempio Malatestiano houses the tombs of members of the Malatesta family, which was the ruler of the city in the 13th century. The facade of the monument is inspired by the Arch of Augustus. The interior of Tempio Malatestiano is finely decorated with frescoes displaying Sigismondo Malatesta kneeling before St. Sigismondo.
Located in a former Jesuit Monastery, City Museum features over 1500 works from prehistoric period to the present. The museum is popular for its assortment of Roman mosaics and for one of the best collections of pharmaceutical and surgical equipment dating back to ancient times. The exhibits in the museum are arranged chronologically and include sculptures, bronzes, coins, glassware, ceramics, and surgical equipment. The art gallery at the museum boasts masterpieces from the 14th century Rimini school.