Art and culture

Basilica Cathedral Malatesta Temple

Rimini - Centro storico

The Malatesta Temple, Cathedral of the diocese since 1809, is a famous example of Renaissance architecture and maybe the most illustrious monument of Rimini. It was built by Leon Battista Alberti as a precious marble casket around the gothic church of St. Francis.

The work, wanted by Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini, started in 1446 and ended in 1460, though uncompleted. Recently, the church has been thoroughly restored. Inside, it keeps a Crucifixion by Giotto, a fresco by Piero della Francesca, bas-reliefs and sculptures by Agostino di Duccio, and a painting by Giorgio Vasari.

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 piazza Malatesta
P3 Rocca Malatestiana
P4 piazza Ferrari
P8 Ponte di Tiberio
P21 Olga Bondi
P2 largo Gramsci

Opening hours

Opening period: open all year round
Entrance: free
from 08:30 to 12:00 from 15:30 to 19:00

Saturday from 08:30 to 12:30 from 15:30 to 16:30 from 18:30 to 19:00
Sunday from 09:00 to 10:30 from 12:00 to 13:00 from 15:30 to 19:00

Contact details

Via IV Novembre, 35 - Phone: (+39) 0541 51130 - Phone fax: (+39) 0541 24024 - [email protected] -
Basilica Cathedral Malatesta Temple
Via IV Novembre, 35

44.06021157877113; 12.570196750926206

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Last update: 09/03/2017
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