The Roman Empire may have fallen, but the same cannot be said for all of their buildings. Here are explanations of Rimini's most impressive works by Roman architects and their successors.
Arch of Augustus: The "
Arco d'Augusto" is Rimini's oldest remaining triumphal arch, dating from 25 B.C. It exemplifies the Roman tradition of monumental architecture, serving as an entryway to the city as well as a grandiose display of the Empire’s accomplishments. It was built to be indestructible, and it has served its purpose well by surviving until today.
Tiberius’ Bridge: Completed by the Emperor Tiberius in 20 AD, the bridge spans the Marecchia river, the approximate northern border of Rimini. Amazingly, the bridge has survived the ravages of weather and centuries of human use; even without restoration, it is as sturdy as ever. The bridge is located near the grounds of the
Marecchia park and tennis camp.
Palazzo del Podesta: Located in Rimini’s main square,
Piazza Cavour, this Gothic palazzo was originally built in the 1300s. However, in the 1600s it was partially torn down and refashioned according to the style of that period. In 1922, Gaspare Rastelli restored Podesta, carefully following drawings and plans of the original building. Today the Palazzo’s soaring lines and pointed arches are one of the city’s best examples of Gothic architecture.