Rimini Art Galleries
(Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
History-buffs should head to Rimini's City Museum, known locally in Italian as the Museo della Città. This is the main museum in Rimini and, as such, it holds a vast number of objects relating to the city's eventful past, and is also home to a number of art galleries, where many notable Italian works are displayed.
The Museum of Sacred Art (Museo Collezione Arte Sacra) is another gallery for art lovers and boasts many valuable pictures, canvases and paintings, formerly owned by the Beatified Amato. Rimini also has a number of public buildings that stage temporary art exhibitions.
Museo della Città
Address: Via Luigi Tonini 1, Rimini, IT-47900, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 214 82
Rimini's main City Museum is housed within a rather splendid 18th-century monastery building. Within such a historic setting are displayed over 700 objects, which relate to over 2,000 years of history in Rimini. Among the displays are a number of important Roman artefacts and mosaics. Galleries on the first floor focus on the 15th and 16th centuries, including frescoes, ceramics and artworks. Elsewhere in the museum, visitors can admire sculptures and works of art, many by local artists, which date from the 17th century on.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday, mid-June to mid-September - 10:00 to 12:30 and 16:30 to 19:30; Sunday - 16:30 to 19:30; Monday to Saturday, mid-September to mid-June - 08:30 to 12:30 and 17:00 to 19:00; Sunday - 16:00 to 19:00
Admission: charge, discount available for children
Museo Collezione Arte Sacra
Address: Chiesa di San Biagio, Saludecio, IT-47040, Rimini, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 98 2100
The Sacred Art Museum of Rimini is spread around four main galleries, which house some priceless art works from the 16th century onwards. Other exhibits include some sacred artefacts and vases, historical shrines, religious treasures and various large canvases. As you enter the Museo Collezione Arte Sacra, look out for the highly detailed reliefs within the main entrance hall.
Open hours: daily - seasonal variations