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Malatestiano Temple, Rimini

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Originally a Gothic-style Franciscan church, Malatestiano Temple was expanded in the 15th century by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, who commissioned its transformation into a personal mausoleum for his lover and himself. Though he died before seeing the project's completion, it remains an important work of Renaissance architecture. See the stories of Malatesta’s ancestors and his own life in the works throughout, and stop to observe Giotto’s crucifix, one of the most celebrated masterpieces within. Though the church was heavily damaged during World War II, it was later restored with pieces recovered from the rubble. By using our Rimini trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Malatestiano Temple and other attractions in Rimini.
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  • The most interesting thing in this historic building-this name because in Italian "Malatesta" means "bad head" and this must one of the early rulers of Rimini, the Malatesta family which all men have received this nickname because of the stubbornness and contrariness of the ruler.
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  • The M.T. is a place somewhat divorced from the containing city as Rimini-cause wars and earthquakes-lost medieval urban fabric and almost completely. Yet is detached from everything like a gem without bezel setting. A white gem of marble and stone of Istria; mostly ' stolen ' from not ruthless Sigismondo Malatesta who would here a shrine to the memory of his race. Following the events of his chivalrous patron and patron, the temple remained unfinished. well, almost endless ambitions of Lord of Rimini. It is therefore necessary to look at it and approach it in details, like a Flemish painting. And on the particulars, different shapes and styles, re-imagined it as a tribute to two periods that fairytale, in 1450 (symbolic date taken as a deadline for construction) meet: the middle ages and the Renaissance. The temple then is a tribute to the love for Isotta degli Atti, and together with a room of wonders. Don't miss the cell of the relics, where it was originally the masterpiece by Piero della Francesca: the highest investiture of Sigismund's glory, which was and should return a semi-private. Come to Rimini and discover the most beautiful ' fifteenth-century wreck, incomplete "masterpiece of Leon Battista Alberti.
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  • Amazing place inside any splendor, all just, noble. Crucifixion, fresco, painting and very quiet. you can be alone with them.
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  • Emblem of Italian Renaissance architecture, the temple was conceived from a previous Romanesque church by Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. The opera was built to designs by Leon Battista Alberti, but will never be completed. Conceived as a set of cubes that interpenetrate, was supposed to hold a large dome ever turned, so much so that the current coverage is still trusses. The Interior has a series of chapels and funerary monuments decorated with excellent carvings and reliefs alluding to astrological wisdom, and themes that refer to the neoplatonic philosophy in vogue at the Italian Renaissance courts.
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  • ITA Singles is the name by which this religious building is known: "Temple", to the classic style of its architecture, Malatesta "," because on everything sovereign dominates undisputed Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini. Next to the temple, recently restored, has recently placed the sarcophagus of the patron of the city, "the Ark of Saint Gaudenzo". The marble Tomb, classic fit with limestone lid bears on the sides and on the front three Latin crosses in bas-relief. Next to the Cathedral you can visit the Museum "TREASURES of the Cathedral" where are exposed vestments, liturgical equipment, chalices, paintings, manuscripts and a bas-relief of the 13th century. On September 29, 2002 the Cathedral was as a minor BASILICA. Visit the Tempio Malatestiano is free and is only banned during religious services held at the following times: Bank holidays 11.00 and 17.30 17.30-holidays. On these occasions the Church can not be visited already one hour before Holy Mass, for the recitation of the Rosary. Access for people in wheelchairs is on the left side of the main door that is accessed through the gate that opens onto the garden of the Diocesan curia.
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  • The light filtering in the Malatesta Temple is unique. Changing and allows you to make great photographs
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  • We were forbidden to enter the Church and we were literally driven by a gentleman rude half an hour before the start of the mass. Our intention was to attend mass of 11.00, and we arrived early at 10.30. They told us to wait half an hour in the rain because it was forbidden to enter the Church. Stunned, we hailed the caretaker and tourists say "never again" to the city
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