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Tempietto di Sant'Antonio, Rimini

Tempietto di Sant'Antonio - Rimini, Italy
Tempietto di Sant'Antonio
Via 4 Novembre and Corso d'Agosto, Rimini, Italy 47900Map
+39 0541 2 4761
Neighborhood: Centro storico
Overview

The Tempietto di Sant'Antonio, dated between 1575 and 1578, has a unmistakeable octagonal form, and was erected in honor of the Saint who came here to evangelise the citizens, who did not want to listen and made fun of him. The Saint, went to the shores of the sea and preached to the fish. It is said that at the very moment when the Tempietto was built the Saint performed a miracle: the mule of Bonvillo, the representative of the Patarine heretics, being hungry and not having eaten for several days, refused to eat the barley and knelt before the sacred host. The marbled columns of the Tempietto are all decorated with designs copying Bramante's style. The Cupola, decorated with figures of angels and an impressive fresco by Achille Funi is in itself an incredible sight. It is conveniently located in the Piazza Tre Martiri.

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