0

The Tempio Malatestiano is a cathedral church of Rimini. The church has an imposing wide marble facade decorated by sculptures. The large arcades on the sides are reminiscent of the Roman aqueducts. In each blind arch is a sarcophagus, a gothic tradition of interment under the exterior side arches of a church. The entrance portal has a triangular pediment over the door set within the center arch; geometrical decorations fill the tympanum. Inside are seven chapels with the tombs of notable Riminese citizens with the likes of the philosopher Gemistus Pletho. The left side has no chapels (outside is a … Continue reading

0

Castel Sismondo, a castle in Rimini, gets its name by the name of the man who commissioned it and even planned. Sigismondo Malatesta is often referred to as designer and creator of the entire building. The construction work began in March of 1437 and the structure of the fortress was designed as a palace and a fortress at the same time. It had a central core which was located in the rich residence of the Lord, adorned with curtains and tapestries, frescoes and paintings. The works lasted some 15 years. In origin the castle-palace was provided with a large moat, … Continue reading