Rimini is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini.
1. Arco d’Augusto, Rimini
Taking pride of place at the end of Corso d’Augusto, the Arch of Augustus is a fantastic site and the main historical structure that stands in the centre of Rimini.
Constructed in 27 BC, the arch was built as part of the Flaminia defences that was destroyed in the 1930’s and was named in honour of Caesar Augustus.
Originally, an impressive statue of the Emperor stood on top of the gateway, but this was replaced by the later medieval addition of crenulations.
Today the arch stands in fantastic condition despite its immense age and the surrounding grounds are pleasant to walk through once you have admired this important Roman relic.
2. Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini
Rimini has a plethora of religious buildings, but none as impressive or renowned as the Malatesta Temple. This unfinished cathedral was constructed in the 9th century and was deemed to be completed in the 1400’s. Sitting on Via IV Novembre, the cathedral looks almost finished, but it is clear that there should be a central tower on the front façade – instead there is a gap and an exposed brick wall.
Inside there is a plethora of decoration and religious artefacts including an ornate crucifix designed by Giotto and sculptures created by Agostino di Duccio.
3. The Bridge of Tiberius, Rimini
Another fantastic relic of the Roman inhabitation of Rimini, the Ponte di Tiberio sits at the end of the canal that runs from the beach through to the Parco XXV Aprile.
If you walk from the Arch of Augustus towards the canal, you will eventually cross onto the beautiful Tiberio Bridge.
Constructed in 20 BC, it is an amazing feat that this bridge still stands in practically perfect condition despite being nearly 2000 years old. The Bridge of Tiberius
4. Piazza dei Tre Martiri, Rimini
As the heart of the city, the Piazza Tre Martiri has played host to some historic moments in the history of Rimini and stands as a popular location that is full of important buildings.
To the southern end of the square you can find the small but impressive Tempietto di Sant Antonio and the Chiesa Dei Paolotti, whilst at the other end is a series of fantastic shops and high-quality restaurants and cafes.
At certain times of the year, seasonal markets are also held here and sometimes even musical concerts.
5. Rimini Castle
Fortezza Malatesta, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Rimini Castle. Castel Sismondo is a castle in Rimini, Romagna, northern Italy.
Created by Sigismondo Malatesta the Lord of Rimini in the 1400’s, Castel Sismondo was once a large complex with surrounding walls but all that stands today is the central keep.
This impressive structure stills holds an important place in the culture and history if Rimini and exhibitions and markets are often held within the castle grounds.
Everything about the castle is unusual; from its irregular design, to its amalgamation of various different styles.
It is possible to take guided tours of the castle and learn about its extensive history.