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.
Situated in front of beach number 1 and the Dolphinarium, it covers 6000 square meters of unspoiled nature with rocks
and typical Mediterranean trees and plants (palms, broom, cork, Spanish olives and a majestic holm oak). There are two ...
Located beside Piazza Ferrari, the City Museum displays in more than 700 works of Rimini's 2000 years of history in
40 different galleries. The exhibition building has ancient origins itself: having been built in the 18th Century as Jesuit ...
Piazza Cavour is the center of daily life for people who live in Rimini. There are shops and cafès on
one side and the other side is flanked by solemn palazzi. At one end of the piazza, you can ...
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