Rimini is a sea: of history, art, traditions and myths. Beyond the Adriatic horizon lives the ancient city, an open-air museum among the Arch of Augustus, Tiberius Bridge, the Amphitheatre and the Surgeon’s Domus. Within the Roman city pulsates the medieval one with the colors of the paintings of the fourteenth century’s Rimini school, in the spectacular Piazza Cavour, in the Castle and the Temple wanted by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, the lord that Piero della Francesca has portrayed in prayer in front of St. Sigismund fresco, signed and dated 1451, guarded together with the sinopia in the Malatesta Temple. In 1451 Piero della Francesca was called to Rimini from Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta to work at the Malatesta Temple where he left the votive fresco with monumental St. Sigismund and Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta. Although this is the only work left in the region, the Romagna area of Valmarecchia is able to offer the opportunity to inspect the landscapes that inspired him.
Products and dishes of the territory of Rimini
Emilia Romagna is the Italian region with the highest number of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), up to 44 in total.
- PDO(Protected Designation of Origin): Squacquerone of Romagna, Extra virgin olive oil from the hills of Romagna;
- PGI (Protected Geographical Indication): Romagna shallot, Piadina, TPeaches and Nectarines of Romagna;
- DOC (Denomination of controlled origin): Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Pagadebit;
- First course: homemade pasta (tagliatelle, strozzapreti, ravioli, cappelletti) served with tasty meat or fish;
- Main dishes: roasted and grilled fish (especially oily fish) and possible contamination of meat with white truffle of Valmarecchia;