• About

    Piazza Malatesta, once known as Piazza del Corso, is one of the main squares of Rimini, located in the northern part of the historical center of the city.



    The square has medieval origins, and was attached to Piazza Cavour until the 17th century, when the public granary was built, and closed its eastern side.

    In the mid-19th century, the granary was replaced by the Vittorio Emanuele II Municipal Theater (Teatro Vittorio Emanuele II), today the Amintore Galli Theater (Teatro Amintore Galli).

    Most of the square was formerly occupied by the large moat of Castel Sismondo, filled in the 19th century.

    In the last decades, the square was used as a parking lot and market area.

    In 2015, a new renovation project started, which was completed in 2018, when the square returned to its Renaissance appearance.

    Piazza Malatesta - Rimini

    Piazza Malatesta with Castel Sismondo



    The square covers an area of about 11,000 square meters, in front of the magnificent Castel Sismondo.

    Castel Sismondo, located in the western part of the square, was built at the behest of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini, starting with 1437, and completed about 15 years later.

    In the eastern side of Piazza Maltesta, there is the Amintore Galli Theater, built on a design by the architect Luigi Poletti, and inaugurated in 1857.

    In the northeastern part of the square, there is Palazzo del Podestà, erected in 1334 to house the seat of the chief magistrate of the medieval Rimini.

    Piazza Malatesta - Rimini

    Piazza Malatesta with Palazzo del Podestà in the background, and the Amintore Galli Theater on the right



    Piazza Malatesta is located about 1 kilometer away from the Rimini railway station. The closest bus stop is Campana-Valturio, located about 140 meters away, on the bus Lines 1, 14 and 29.

  • Find a place to stay
  • Photos
  • Video

  • Map

    No Records Found

    Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.

    Google Map Not Loaded

    Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.

  • Reviews

    Leave a Review

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Rate this Place (overall):
    • rating icon
    • rating icon
    • rating icon
    • rating icon
    • rating icon

    Drop files to upload

    Please drag & drop the images to rearrange the order

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.