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The establishment

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Picture by Gilberto Urbinati

An ancient heart beats within the walls of Rimini. The town’s history is told not only by its ancient monuments, but also by the Museum housed in the 18th century former Jesuit college. Though being the heir to collections which began to be assembled in the 19th century, the Civic Museum actually only came into being in 1981, thanks to a project, which, once completed, will bring together items dating from prehistoric to contemporary times.

The garden houses the Roman inscription collection with items dating from the 1st century B.C. to the 4th century A.D. providing insights into daily life, family ties, society and religion…

The Archaeological Section, in 2003, opened an initial sector illustrating the mid centuries of the Roman Empire. The visitor’s itinerary – enlarged in 2007 to include the archaeological site of the Surgeon’s House – as of June 2010 houses the area’s archaeological heritage displaying human progress from prehistory to late antiquity.