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The Surgeons' Domus. A little Pompeii in Rimini's historic centre

Piazza Ferrari

Rimini (RN)

After 2000 years it is possible to admire the archaeological site of the Surgeon’s Domus which has opened to the public under an enormous crystal glass covering. A little Pompeii in the city centre, which has become world famous due to its unique archaeological finds.

Here archaeologists have found one of the richest collections of surgical and pharmaceutical equipment of ancient times, now kept in the nearby Museo della Città (Municipal Museum). Further excavations have also brought to light another part of the ancient Ariminum, that of the domus dating back to the late Imperial period (V - VI century A.D.) with its polychromatic mosaics and that of the late Medieval remains.

The domus, destroyed by fire at the time of the raids by Germanic tribes about midway into the 3rd century, has revealed fragments of decorated plasters and vases, oil lamps, ornamental statues, bronze grave goods, coins, polychrome mosaics, together with the most complete surgeon's equipment of the whole Roman world: mortars, scales, measures and pots for the preparation and conservation of medicinals, thus giving an exceptional picture of life in ancient Rimini.

The Domus was inaugurated on December 7th, 2007 and can be visited during the museum's opening hours with a single admission ticket.

Date: the event will be held from Jan 07, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018

Closing days: Monday

Event timetable: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 1pm and 4pm - 7pm. On Sundays and holidays 10am - 7pm. Closed on Mondays.


It is possible to book guided tours or participate in free weekly guided tours included in the admission fee: on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 4pm. A reservation is required.

Entrance: entry fee

Full fee: €6

Reduced fee: €4

Information and Booking Centre

Museo della Città - City Museum
Rimini, via Tonini, 1 - Rimini - Phone: ++39 0541 793851 - Fax: ++39 0541 28692
Weekday timetable:

Tuesday to Saturday 8.30 - 13.00 / 16.00 - 19.00 ; closed on Mondays

Weekend timetable:

10.00 - 12.30 15.00 - 19.00 Sundays & holidays
Tourist information office. Rimini railwaystation - old town (--)
Piazzale C. Battisti 1 - Phone: ++39 0541 51331 - Fax: ++39 0541 27927
Weekday timetable:

Mon - Sat: 8.30 am - 7.00 pm

Weekend timetable:

Closed in Winter. Summer 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

By Rimini Città editorial staff (Jan 11, 2017)

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