Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Rimini(rē`mēnē), anc. Ariminum, city (1991 pop. 127,960), in Emilia-Romagna, N central Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. It is a highly diversified industrial, commercial, and railroad center and a fashionable beach resort. Tourism is extremely important. Located at the junction of the Flaminian and Aemilian Ways, the city was a Roman colony of strategic importance (founded in the mid-3d cent. B.C.). It later came under Byzantine rule and was a member of the Italian Pentapolis. Rimini was included in Pepin the Short's donation to the popes (754). The MalatestaMalatesta
, Italian family, ruling Rimini and nearby cities for almost 300 years from the 13th to 16th cent. Malatesta da Verucchio (d. 1312), a powerful Guelph leader, became (1239) podestà, or chief magistrate, of Rimini and used this position to entrench his family's
..... Click the link for more information. family seized power in Rimini in the 13th cent. and later conquered neighboring cities. Francesca da RiminiFrancesca da Rimini
, fl. 13th cent., Italian beauty, daughter of Guido da Polenta of Ravenna. She was married by proxy to the hunchbacked lord of Rimini, Gianciotto Malatesta; the proxy, Gianciotto's young and handsome brother Paolo, became Francesca's lover.
..... Click the link for more information. married (13th cent.) a Malatesta. In 1509 the city passed under papal control. The Tempio Malatestiano, a 13th-century church that Sigismondo Malatesta had renovated (c.1450) by Alberti to honor his wife Isotta, is a fine Renaissance-style building. Of note also are the Arch of Augustus (27 B.C.) and the Bridge of Tiberius (completed in A.D. 21).
a city in northern Italy in the Emilia-Romagna Region, Forlì Province. Linked by canal with the nearby Adriatic Sea. Population, 119,500 (1971). Rimini is a transportation junction. The city has metalworking, wood-products, clothing, food-processing, and pharmaceutical industries. Construction materials are also manufactured. There is fishing in the area. Rimini has a large airport and a seaport that serves San Marino.