Rimini - Wikipedia
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Rimini (/'rImIni/RIM-in-ee; Italian: ['ri-mini] (listen); Romagnol : Remin; Latin : Ariminum), is the capital of the Province Rimini in northern Italy's Emilia-Romagna Region. It lies along the Adriatic Sea coast, between the rivers Marecchia and Ausa. It is one the most famous seaside resorts in Europe, with significant revenue from both international and internal tourism. It is also close to San Marino, an Italian small country. 1843 was the year that the first bathing facility opened. Rimini, an art city that boasts ancient Roman and Renaissance monuments and is home to Federico Fellini, is also home to the film director.
In 268 BC, the Romans founded Rimini. Rimini was an important communication link between the northern and southern parts of the peninsula during Roman times. Roman emperors built monuments on its soil such as the Arch of Augustus or the Tiberius Bridge, to mark the beginning and end of the Decumanus of Rimini. The House of Malatesta was a court that hosted Leonardo da Vinci and produced works like the Tempio Malatestiano. The Arch of Augustus and the Tiberius Bridge are Rimini's most prominent monuments.
Rimini, which was home to many movements seeking unification of Italy, was one of the most active cities in the revolutionary front during the 19th century. The city saw many clashes and bombings during World War II. However, it also witnessed a fierce partisan resistance, earning it the honour of a Gold Medal for Civic Valour. It has been a major site for conferences and trade fairs in Italy over the past few years.