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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rimini trip simple and quick.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Prelepa bazilika Ne bi trebalo propustiti kad ste u Riminiju s obzirom da se nalazi u centru, tj. starom delu grada.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    We were walking in central Rimini and saw a big line of people waiting to enter the Cathedral, so we joined inside. The Basilica of Malatestiano Temple is simply amazing, the architecture, the art, th...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Solemn and very far from the stereotypical idea of Church, that his fame: visit with an excellent guide, prof. Giovanardi, who knew how to give depth to the historical events and human pathos and related to the monument and its context in the city. A gem steeped in history and culture. On the basis of a medieval chapel architect Leon Battista Alberti, at the behest of Sigismondo Malatesta, built this beautiful Renaissance church of likeness. The Interior, with a nave, has magnificent fresco by Piero della Francesca, a painting by Vasari, the Crucifix of Giotto, ... a Church Museum of great historical and artistic value
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  • Never seen or studied, it is clear the worst building complete lack of interest in managing the construction, by the Alberti, unsuccessful encapsulation that is losing the symmetry between the Renaissance and the Gothic Windows arches (pre-existing) never completed and total failure of the architect. A Waterloo without previous victories for the Renaissance artist. To break into than Vasari
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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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  • Don't miss to visit the Basilica every time I pass to Rimini. The purity of the lines (albeit unfinished) and the treasures within-among others the Crucifix of Giotto-return a feeling of peace and harmony that is hard to find elsewhere. A park, even brief, restores the soul and heartened in dealing with everyday life. Not to be missed!
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