Art and culture

Castel Sismondo

Rimini - Centro storico

The castle was commissioned in the 15th century by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta and only the central nucleus still remains. The building was conceived as both a palace and a fortress as a seat worthy of the court and garrison, and as a symbol of power and supremacy over the city.

This fascinating building has large square towers and mighty sloping walls whose original effect, rising up from the deep moat, must have been formidable. Set in the wall between the coat of arms and the marble portal is one of the castle's dedicatory epigraphs bearing a solemn text in Latin sculpted in lapidary characters (one of the earliest examples of the "Rebirth" of classical characters).

It is open during exhibition; visits by prior arrangement.


accessible to disabled guests


how to get to the city center:
by car: Motorway A14 "Rimini Sud" Exit; straight ahead direction Rimini centro for about 3 km.
by train: from the railway station straight ahead (v.le Dante)
by air: bus n.9 - bus stop Arco d' Augusto or Railway Station


useful parking areas:
P1 p.zza Malatesta
P3 Rocca Malatestiana
P4 p.zza Ferrari
P8 Ponte di Tiberio
P21 Olga Bondi
P2 largo Gramsci

Castel Sismondo
Piazza Malatesta

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Last update: 01/02/2016
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