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City Museum, Rimini, Museo della Citta di Rimini)

Rimini city Museum is housed in a former Jesuit monastery, built in the mid 18th-century architect from Bologna, Alfonso Torregiani. Nearby, in Piazza Ferrari, stands the Church of San Francesco Saverio.

From 1797 to 1977, the first years in the monastery housed a hospital, first military, then civil, and now the building is given over to the City Museum. 40 galleries, covering an area of 3 thousand square meters, has more than 1,500 different exhibits relating to the history of Rimini and its surroundings. In the garden in the courtyard is a collection of Roman epigraphy. On the first floor of the Museum there is a section dedicated to rené Gruo, a famous local fashion designer, who died in 2004-m to year. In the former cellars of the monastery is now a new archaeological section, opened in 2010-m to year. It contains artifacts from prehistoric times to the era of late antiquity, telling the story of Rimini. Acquaintance with the Imperial Rimini, you can continue on the ground floor - it exhibits excellent mosaics from the Palazzo Diotallevi, sculptures, coins, ceramics, bronze, glass, etc. a Priceless item of this section are surgical instruments found in the so-called Surgeon's House in Piazza Ferrari.

The second and third floors of the Museum occupied an Art gallery, which dated from 14 to 19-th centuries. On the second floor you can see the frescoes, ceramics and paintings 15th-16th centuries, commissioned by a powerful ruler Malatesta. And it also contains a fresco of the 14th century "judgment Day" that once adorned the wall over the triumphal arch and the Church of Sant'agostino. In section the Middle ages, contains about 300 exhibits - sculptures, illustrated manuscripts, works of art of the 14th century.

The third floor shows paintings of the 17th-18th centuries, among which the authors - Guido Cagnacci, Il Centino, Il Guercino, Simone Cantarini and Giovan Battista Costa.