The Church of San Francisco is very close to Dante's tomb. The church dates from the eighteenth century. This would be trivial in a country like Italy, were it not for the flooding of the the crypt. Indeed, from the crypt, where I suggest going straight away, you can admire a floor covered with Roman mosaics. During my stay in Ravenna, I particularly liked this: the old styles and new juxtaposed, always united in a building. Rather than bulldoze everything and build on the ruins as is being done with the nearest building, with little concern for consistency of style. There is also a humourous note, so to speak, with goldfish swimming in the flooded crypt, the guardians of the ancient mosaics below.
This theme park is definitely worth a visit. Located near Rimini, it offers a fascinating trip through the beautiful Italian peninsula, showing scale reproductions of all the major monuments that have made the country famous. Here you can see the beaches of Rimini, the Vittorio Emanuele gallery of Milan, the arena of Verona, the colosseum, St Peter's Square ... beautiful reproductions on a strip of land that mimics the famous "boot" shape of Italy. Fascinating and interesting!
Powerful but sober, the Ponte of Tiberius, with five arches, crosses the River Marecchia at Rimini. It was started by Augustus in the year 14 AD, but was completed by Tiberius in 21 AD. The bridge leads to the Via Emilia and Via Annia. During the Second World War, it was attacked but not destroyed, and today is part of the city's major thoroughfares, with a spacious bike lane. Particularly beautiful at night.
I was in my car in the port of Rimini during a storm. The northwest wind was blowing so strong that the pines seemed to be about to take off ... the waves came up over the port, and it seemed too dangerous to move, so I decided to stay in the car. After about 30 minutes, I was in a different world ... the sea was completely calm, the pines were back to normal as if nothing had ever happened. It was lucky that I had my camera with me.
Rimini has a large exhibition centre which is located on the outskirts of the city, easily accessible by car, located near the Rimini Nord exit of the A14. It has its own train station, Rimini Fiera in fact, and can also be reached by bus, with several lines coming from the centre. On exhibition days I recommend taking the train, as the traffic - normally quiet - becomes very congested.
The Malatesta Temple is the cathedral of Rimini, which takes its name because of the family that controlled Rimini Malatesta. Built in the fifteenth century, on another church from the ninth century. Although the cathedral does not look too spectacular, the interior is full of detail. Inside, you can also see classical concerts. In fact, when we went there were two violins rehearsing for a performance in the afternoon, but we could not stay for it. It was a memorable moment.
The Malinverni Godi Villey belongs to the rich artistic heritage of the same things that are also a part of the Venetian Villas. The Villa was built in 1542 by Giambattista Zelotti Battista del Moro and Gualtiero Padovano who painted lots of frescoes on its walls. After buying it in its former, dilapidated state in 1962, Professor Remo Malinverni has devoted the last years of his life to restoring it to its former glory.
Montefiore is a district in the province of Rimini, but it is located practically on the border of the region of Le Marche. It's a beautiful village, and from here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the valley, as you can see in the photos. In the centre is a fourteenth century castle, which is clearly visible from all corners of the city.
The Nature, Bird and Natural Science Museum Alfredo Brandolini is a reality rooted in tradition and charm of a well-preserved old town and picturesque, including the house where the poet lived and Palazzone Olindo Guerrini, a typical late-\ '500 with additions and changes in the seventeenth century, which houses the Visitor Center.
The Moretti House Museum is situated in the city of Forlì. It is the birthplace of the poet, short story writer and novelist Marino Moretti (1885-1979). The museum displays his personal files, manuscripts and works. The building is a center for research on twentieth-century culture. There is a library with 6,000 volumes of literature.
I have always underestimated the Adriatic coast. Two years ago, I chose a hotel in Rimini during an exhibition held in September. The hotel was close to the sea, and to my surprise I found myself on a huge, deserted and beautiful beach. The sun was hidden by clouds threatening rain, which made the view even more impressive. After spending two days there, the gorgeous sea and shore changed my opinion completely, and I know I'll return.