Former colony of the Roman Empire (Ariminum), Rimini still swings between past and present, taking pride in the glory of its history the vestiges of which can still be seen today: Piazza Tre Martiri (a large square), Cardo Maximus (Via Garibaldi e Via IV Novembre) and Decumanus Maximus (Corso d’Agusto), two central streets, and last, but not least, Domus del Chirurgo (the Surgeon’s House).

Rimini is in itself the original expression of cultural ebullience, which is precisely what distinguishes it from other cities in the world: the resonant names of Augustus, Hadrian, Galla Placida, Gitto evoke the sumptuous archeology and the cultural history of the city, chiefly delineated by the Augustus Arch and by the Tiberius Bridge (two triumphal monuments), by the Roman Amphitheater (which is exceeded in dimensions by the Coliseum alone), the Church of San Stefano or by the School of Rimini.

This list of landmarks is far from being complete. Yet, culturally speaking, and closer to the modern era, one should always notice the work of Luigi Poletti, promoter of the Neoclassical architectural style still visible in Rimini and materialized in the architectural structure of the theater (the design of which was conceived by the said Luigi Poletti) and of the palaces built along Corso Augusto.

Most certainly, this is but a taste of the rich architectural Rimini waiting to be discovered by its trustful visitors.

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