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European Heritage Days events – Rimini

All across Europe there are events planned as part of the European Union initiative ‘European Heritage Days’, and Emilia-Romagna is no exception – in fact, as Emilia-Romagna Tourism reports, there are over 200 different events taking place across the region this weekend under the banner of ‘Italy, Treasure of Europe’

Italy's program for European Heritage Days - 'Italy - treasure of Europe'

Italy's program for European Heritage Days - 'Italy - treasure of Europe'

Rimini, in particular, has a whole range of events planned. For example,today, at 16.00  you can visit the city museum to hear archaeologist Maria Grazia Maioli talk, under the title ‘Between the Walls. A glimpse of Rimini’s history from the medieval to the 1600s’, about the material found during recent restoration work between the  Roman walls of the city and the Malatestiano walls.

Tomorrow, again in the city museum (at 17.00 ), you can experience a guided tour of the Rimini school of painting from the 1300s. The tour, guided by Antonietta Corsini, includes works in the city museum and the church of Sant’ Agostino. It will be accompanied by brief readings of scripture, and Gregorian chant from the 1300s performed by the polyphonic choir ‘in dolce jubilo’ (tickets cost €3)

And tomorrow is another great chance to visit Rimini’s ‘newest’ ancient monument, the magnificently presented roman mosaics of the domus del chirugo in Piazza Ferrara. Ilaria Balena and Marina Della Pasqua will be taking guided tours from 17.00, with children under 7 admitted free.

The European Heritage Days initiative was launched by the council of Europe in 1991, and has been a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission since 1999. The events are not restricted solely to the members of the EU, as up to 49 countries celebrate Europe’s cultural heritage as part of the initiative.

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