Museums and Art Galleries (Self Guided), Rimini

Have fun exploring the artistic part of Rimini while visiting its fascinating exhibitions in museums and art galleries. Get to know the ancient history of the city at the Municipality Museum and look at the archeological findings at the Domus del Chirurgo, then visit the art galleries that display the works of the best of contemporary artists. This self-guided tour will help you learn more about the cultural heart of Rimini.
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Museums and Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Museums and Art Galleries
Guide Location: Italy » Rimini (See other walking tours in Rimini)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: Dara
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Museo della Città
  • Domus del Chirurgo
  • Galleria dell’Immagine
  • Galleria Fabjbasaglia
  • Palazzo del Podestá
Museo della Città

1) Museo della Città (must see)

The Rimini City Museum was founded in 1990 and has its headquarters in the eighteenth-century building that used to serve as a Jesuit college and a hospital. The museum currently consists of over 40 rooms with thematic exhibitions. On the ground floor you can visit the Archeological Section, dedicated to Imperial Rimini. Walk up the historic eighteenth century staircase and enter the gallery that displays works of art and artifacts that follow a chronological path from the eleventh to the twentieth century. Here you can see masterpieces of the fourteenth century Rimini School along with Renaissance frescoes and paintings by local artists. Downstairs you can also see an exhibition dedicated to Rene Gruau, a well-known figure in the history of fashion design.
Domus del Chirurgo

2) Domus del Chirurgo

Domus del Chirurgo is an archeological site in the center of Rimini located in Piazza Ferrari, just a few steps from the City Museum. This house of a Roman surgeon dating back to the second century AD was discovered in 1989 and opened to the public in 2007. The excavations revealed an area of 700 square meters with great historical value. The world's oldest surgical instruments were found here in this miniature Pompei. The ruins also feature interesting frescoes and floor mosaics, along with ancient walls, fountains and building structures.
Galleria dell’Immagine

3) Galleria dell’Immagine

Galleria dell'Immagine is a part of the Gambalunga Public Library, supported and financed by the Commune of Rimini. The city's school of art has always had great influence in Italy. The gallery of the Municipal Library of Rimini is located in the centro storico at Palazzo Gambalunga. It regularly organizes art exhibitions by local and foreign artists. The policy of this gallery is to invite the public of any age and artistic interests. Each painting, sculpture or installation exhibited here is special and inspiring, tending to pass the message of the author through art.
Galleria Fabjbasaglia

4) Galleria Fabjbasaglia

Gallery Fabj Basaglia is on of the top galleries in the city and specializes on exhibiting contemporary art. The gallery moved from Bologna at the beginning of the 1990s. The ownership passed to Giovanni Tiboni, whose son Fabio Tiboni is a talented young Italian artist. Fabj Basaglia gallery is one of the main centers of Rimini's artistic movements, and it tracks and promotes the trends of contemporary art. It is also the place where young people interested in art meet and interact.
Palazzo del Podestá

5) Palazzo del Podestá

The Palazzo del Podestá palace was built in 1334 and served as residence of the Podesta – the chief administrator of Rimini. The building was restored and changed many times throughout its long history. In the beginning of the 20th century, the Palazzo del Podesta together with Piazza Cavour was rebuilt by the renowned architect Gaspare Rastrelli. The austerity of the palace is expressed by three Gothic arches in its facade. In the Middle Ages a rope used to hang from the middle arch as it was the place where criminals were executed. Today the ground floor of the building hosts an art gallery where frequent exhibitions are organized.

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