If you go down Via Bastioni Orientali from Arco d'Augusto flanking the medieval-Malatesta walls of the medieval city, you ... More
If you go down Via Bastioni Orientali from Arco d'Augusto flanking the medieval-Malatesta walls of the medieval city, you will come to the crossroads with Via Roma. This is where you will find one of Rimini's three great monuments. Probably erected during the 2nd Century CE, it was pillaged by the barbarians and damaged further by air raids in World War II. Now there are only a few remains of what used to be one of the largest amphitheatres in Emilia Romagna: the walls, one of the main entrances and some entrances to the balconies. The original shape was elliptical with an arena measuring 76x47 meters with 60 fornices. It could hold between 10,000-12,000 spectators without counting the ones in the supplementary wooden stands. The ring was used for Gladiator fights and fights between animals and men, the Romans' favorite. The public would help decide the fate of a defeated Gladiator by shouting either "missum" (free him) or giving the traditional thumbs down.
This beautiful Roman amphitheater was built between the I and II Centuries CE by Quinto Petronio Modesto. He was the
governor of Trieste under the emperor Trajan. It was uncovered between 1937 and 1939 (in fact it was covered ...
The Marecchia Park is also known as the Parco XXV Aprile. It is around 235,000 square meters and is the
biggest park in Rimini. The park stretches from the Ponte di Tiberio up to the crossroads between Via Marecchiese ...
The Roman Forum was designed to be the center of social, political and economic life in the city. The innumerable
remains include the well conserved triumphal arch of Emperor Septimius Severus, with reliefs depicting his victories and the base ...