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Basilica Cathedral Malatesta Temple

Rimini - via IV Novembre, 35

Basilica Cathedral Malatesta Temple

ENTRANCE

Free

HOURS

Always open
8.30-12.30 e 15.30-19 Holidays: 9-13 e 15.30-19

Contacts

Telephone: +39 0541 51130
FAX: +39 0541 24024
INFOLINE: +39 0541 439098
www.diocesi.rimini.it

 

The Malatesta Temple, Cathedral of the diocese since 1809, is a famous example of Renaissance architecture and maybe the most illustrious monument of Rimini. It was built by Leon Battista Alberti as a precious marble casket around the gothic church of St. Francis. The work, wanted by Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini, started in 1446 and ended in 1460, though uncompleted. Recently, the church has been thoroughly restored. Inside, it keeps a Crucifixion by Giotto, a fresco by Piero della Francesca, bas-reliefs and sculptures by Agostino di Duccio, and a painting by Giorgio Vasari.

 

Source: local Staff of Riviera di Rimini

Pic. of Foto di PH. Paritani archivio dell'Assessorato al Turismo della Provincia di Rimini
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