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Originally a Gothic-style Franciscan church, Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano) was expanded in the 15th century by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, who commissioned its transformation into a personal mausoleum for his lover and himself. Though he died before seeing the project's completion, it remains an important work of Renaissance architecture. See the stories of Malatesta’s ancestors and his own life in the works throughout, and stop to observe Giotto’s crucifix, one of the most celebrated masterpieces within. Though the church was heavily damaged during World War II, it was later restored with pieces recovered from the rubble. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rimini trip simple and quick.
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Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano) reviews
Massive Cathedral which looks small from the outside until you walk in and see how deep it goes back with extremely tall decorative walls and wooden beamed ceiling. The pews were set deep within to... more »
This cathedral is the masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. Tempio Malatestiano is a beautiful one-nave church built by Leon Battista Alberti in 1450, by order Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta. The... more »
Decent size church. Outside better than inside. Wooden roof. Close to covered market
THE must-see historical place in Rimini. Besides the beauty of architecture and art, look at Sigismondo and Isotta's shield of arms: the S bisected bi the I looks JUST like a dollar sign (also does when the I is an apple tree and the S a snake around it). Ever wondered why the sign for "dollar" should be based on an S? You do know the founding fathers were way into secret society and occult symbols, Freemasonry being just an appetizer thereto, right?-) ["dollar" comes from "thaler", but the S makes no clear sense for the root word either; that's very different from the pound symbol being a barred L, as "pound" stands for Latin "Libra" which explains the L]...
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