Domus del Chirurgo


Occupying a large square in the centre of Rimini, these excavated remains of three Roman homes (the most prominent being the dwelling of a prosperous surgeon) hold a number of fine floor mosaics in various stages of decay. A wealth of surgical instruments recovered from the ruins are housed in the adjacent Museo della Città.

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1. Museo della Città

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This rambling museum is best known for its Roman section. Spread over several rooms, with excellent bilingual (Italian/English) signage, are finds from…

2. Cinema Fulgor

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Legendary Italian film director Federico Fellini's restored hometown theatre, where he watched films as a child and developed his passion for cinema, was…

3. Palazzo del Municipio

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The city's finest palazzi hug the attractive Piazza Cavour. On its northern flank, Palazzo del Municipio, built in 1562 and reconstructed after being…

4. aRimini Caput Viarum

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Rimini is perhaps a tad over-excited about this newer attraction: a church and hospital dating to 1368 beautifully restored and converted into a small…

5. Palazzo del Podestà

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This imposing Gothic palazzo on the northern edge of pretty Piazza Cavour dates to the 14th century. It is not open to the public yet, but a new Museum of…

6. Teatro Amintore Galli

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As the Latin inscription states, 'With citizens' money and the ingenuity of Luigi Poletti in 1857' Rimini's Teatro Galli was inaugurated in the 19th…

7. Tempio Malatestiano

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Built originally in 13th-century Gothic style and dedicated to St Francis, Rimini's cathedral was radically transformed in the mid-1400s into a…

8. Ponte di Tiberio

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The majestic five-arched Tiberius' Bridge dates from AD 21. In Roman times it marked the start of the Via Emilia – the important arterial road between the…