Rimini is a city rich in history that has been passed down since the time Greeks inhabited it. A stroll around Rimini lets you view some of the magnificent castles and grand palaces that the Gauls and most of its earlier inhabitants before and during the 15th century left behind after their rein. Their presence in this city left many of the landmarks and monuments that can now be seen on the city streets and they have become part of it’s much sought after history. These landmarks and monuments have won Rimini the title of being the best tourist attraction areas in the world with the best holiday destinations you could ever think of.
Some of these landmarks have been damaged, but their ruins still stand. Others have been refurbished over the years and damages mended giving them not such a different look but a new glory.
- An example of some of the ruined landmark and monuments is the Roman arena, which was built by the 2nd century inhabitants of Rimini. It is probably one of the largest and most visited amphitheaters in the region. Unfortunately, there is not much to see of this arena today. Although only its main entrance and the arena walls have been left standing today, it is one arena that has past architectural statistics to it. Moreover, this arena is claimed to have accommodated a crowd of about 12,000 people.
- Another landmark that has seen better days is the Castle Sigmondo. All that remains of it is the fortification that once stood at the Piazza Malatesta. This castle has its large square towers and stone walls used for other purposes than what it was meant for before. The castle, built by the Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta was initially used as a prison for the most notorious criminals. Today, the citizens here hold festivals in it and also many events that take place in Rimini.
- Tiberius Bridge is also a must visit for any visitor in Rimini. This is one of Rimini’s revered landmarks on the Marcchia River. It is a five arched bridge, one of the monuments the Romans left. The bridge got its name from Tiberius, even though it was Augustus who started its construction process. Tiberius contributed in having it finished to what can now be seen. This bridge is quite strong and it has with stood floods over the years. Furthermore, the beauty of this bridge has been used by most painters in their work
- If you happen to be looking for the square where Caesar spoke to the soldiers before going to war with the Romans, you may visit a place called the Piazza Tre martiri. This place is located at the heart of what used to be the Roman forum. This square was actually once known as Piazza Giulio Cesare and Piazza delle Erbe but was renamed in honor of some partisans who lost their lives during the war.
- The best known public square in Rimini is the Piazza Cavour. It is the most important local landmark with the most beautiful view of them all. The buildings that surround this square can be said to be the finest in the city. In addition to these, there is a magnificent water fountain and a statue of the Pope V. These are some of the astounding features you should expect to find here.
- One of the palaces that were used as a place for executions has now been transformed into an exhibition place. This is the Palazzo del Podesta castle. This castle underwent a great transformation in the hands of one architect who was paid to restore its beauty, after an earthquake damaged it in 1916.
These are just but a few of the landmarks that as a visitor here you must get to see. Thanks to the Romans, Greeks and the other people who inhabited Rimini for it is there contribution that has made this city a major tourist attraction. For the most part, you will access these landmarks and monuments with much ease. The reason is that most of them are opened daily and fortunately, there are no entrance charges, expect for a few where you will be charged a small fee.