Piazza Cavour (Cavour Square), Rimini

Piazza Cavour (Cavour Square), Rimini (must see)

Cavour Square is one of the main historical squares of Rimini, which reflects the history of the city and the spirit of past centuries. As the center of city life since the middle ages, the square is bordered by buildings of interest. Podesta building and its battlements and Gothic arches date from 1334. The neighboring Palace dell' Arengo was built in 1204. Malatestiano Temple and City Museum are on the square as well.

Although Cavour Square is not as big as Three Martyrs' Square, it is more popular with the locals. One side of the square is lined with coffee shops. Malatesta Square and Cavour Square are the venues for the largest weekly open-air market in the Emilia Romagna region.

A statue of Pope Paul V, by sculptor Sebastiano Sebastiani, has stood in the center of the square since the 17th century. Near the sculpture is the Pine Cone Fountain (Fontana della Pigna), built in Roman times. It was the only source of drinking water for Rimini until 1912.

On the Fountain can be seen numerous commemorative plaques. The most famous testimony is the one left by Leonardo da Vinci during his visit to Rimini: "Make a harmony with the different falls of water, as you saw at the source of Rimini, as you saw on August 5, 1502".

Federico Fellini often spoke about the square. He reproduced the square as a set at the film studio Cinecitta in Rome.

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Sight Name: Piazza Cavour (Cavour Square)
Sight Location: Rimini, Italy (See walking tours in Rimini)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Rimini Introduction Walking Tour

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The Roman Republic founded an outpost called Ariminus at the mouth of the river Marecchia in 268 BC. Rimini was a center of civil wars and invasions. Julius Caesar made his famous "Rubicon" speech to his troops in the city forum.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Federico Fellini Trail

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Even those vaguely familiar with cinema perhaps have heard of Federico Fellini. In recent history, the picturesque resort town of Rimini, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, "marked" itself primarily as the birthplace and the final resting place of this great film director.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles