The city of Rimini takes pride in being the hometown of the world-famous film director Federico Fellini who was born here and even took to his death bed here. Rimini had always inspired Fellini who has frequently used the images of the city in his movies. The city has a lot of tourist attractions dedicated to this great director.
There is the Fellini Museum which is a short walk from the Augustus Arch, in the historic core of Rimini. The museum was opened by the Fondazione Federico Fellini and by the Fellini family in order to make available to scholars, researchers, and specialists, and also to the many Italian and foreign visitors, all the material preserved in the archives of the Fellini Foundation. Founded in 1995, the aim of the Fellini Foundation is to preserve, promote and pass on the memory of the great film director who died on 31st October 1993
The museum is popular with both Italian public and foreign visitors alike and covers everything related to the great film director’s life and career, from the earliest days of Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993) to his greatest masterpieces, including five Oscars. The Museo Fellini hosts regular exhibitions of drawings, photographs and sketches. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday – 16:00 to 19:00 and from Saturday to Sunday – 10:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00. The admission is free.
Apart from the museum is the Fellini Park located in Marina Centro, the central part of the city. On the central alley of the park, four marble horse statues hold a beautiful fountain, which was built in 1928 for the Kursaal bathing complex. In the park you can also find a curious information booth in the form of a giant photo camera. The park hosts many shows and festivals including the traditional Fellini film festival in summer.