Piazza Tre Martiri is the other ancient square in Rimini, next to the municipal square (as Piazza Cavour is often called by locals). It was formerly referred to as the grand square. The main historic reference to this privileged area of Rimini refers to being the forum where Cesar set foot after crossing the Rubicon. The column (cippus) of Julius Cesar is said to mark the very place where the emperor spoke to his soldiers. The legend has it the famed “Alea iacta est” (the die is cast) was uttered here by Cesar on this precise occasion.

Another more recent historic episode which has marked the local memory refers to the execution of three partisans by the Nazis in this very square, an event which resulted in the naming of the place as Tre Martiri (Three Martyrs).

The square is overlooked by the Clock Tower (Torre dell’Orologio), built in 1547, and the radial figure rendered by the pavement yields an effect of great openness. The coffee shops, bars, boutiques and various eateries are great for people who simply want to spend their spare time in the surroundings.

Piazza Tre Martiri
47921, Rimini, Italy