Designed by architect Torregiani and housed in a former Jesuit convent, the Museum of the City of Rimini rises at a few steps from the famous Surgeon’s House. The two sites, together with the Rimini Ethnographic Museum, build the city’s municipal museums network.
The visit is highly recommended: it will be a jump back in time that shows some of the most important artistic expressions connected with Rimini such as the works by Ghirlandaio or Guercino, the main outcomes of the 14th century Rimini School and of the Malatesta period, whereas the archaeological section will bring you directly to the Imperial Age.
If you love ancient earthenware and marbles instead, you have to go to the “ARimini” Visitor Centre, which comprises a multimedia and interactive itinerary that will make you discover the city and its territory, with its treasures and marvels.
Last but not least, if you are keen on transoceanic cultures, you cannot miss the Rimini Ethnographic Museum, just a 10-minute car drive from the city, on the hill of Covignano. Here, the ethnographic collections explain the “insights” (or approaches, as the museum’s Italian “sguardi” refers to), through which the Western population studied over the ages the arts of the “others”.