Saturday, 28 April 2018

Some photos - Italy, Rimini (part 1)

First days of April I spent in Italy. We have visited a nice city Rimini located in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern part of the country. It is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe, thanks to its 15-kilometre-long (!) sandy beach belongs to the Adriatic Sea. The weather was warm, but not hot, just perfect for long walking :-). Rimini has a rich historical and artistic heritage, which includes churches and monasteries, villas and palaces, fortifications, archaeological sites, streets and squares. The most recognizable attractions:
  • Arch of Augustus: This arch built in 27 BC has a single gate 9.92 metres high and 8.45 metres wide. Merlons were added in the Middle Ages. It was restored in the 18th century by Tommaso Temanza;
  • Fontana dei Quattro Cavalli: The fountain is one of the symbols of Rimini as a seaside resort, built in 1928 by riminese sculptor Filogenio Fabbri. Demolished in 1954, was accurately reconstructed in 1983, recomposing the original parts. The fountain features a large circular basin, overlooked by four marine horses which sustain the superior basin;
  • Arch of Augustus: This bridge on the river Marecchia was begun under Emperor Augustus in 14 AD, as the inscription on the internal parapets recalls, and completed under Tiberius in 21. The bridge still connects the city centre to Borgo San Giuliano and leads to the consular roads Via Emilia and Via Popilia that lead north. Built in Istria stone, the bridge consists of five arches that rest on massive pillars with breakwater spurs set at an oblique angle with respect to the bridge’s axis in order to follow the current. The bridge’s structure, on the other hand, rests on a practical system of wooden poles. (source:
Fontana dei Quattro Cavalli


Arch of Augustus

Julius Caesar

Arch of Augustus

Fontana dei Quattro Cavalli

See you tomorrow! :-)

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