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Rimini's Ethnographic Collection

Villa Alvarado

Rimini (RN)

The museum is located in an ancient and valuable villa built in 1721 by Giovani Antonio Alvarado, who was Emperor Carlo VI of Spain’s secretary in Italy. The villa has been restored by Rimini’s City Council and now houses an important part of the 7.000 works that belong to the museum’s patrimony. As a matter of fact, the Museum analyses the occidental look towards "the cultures of the others" throughout the centuries.

The villa, which had already been the centre of the Museum "Delle Grazie" in the Fransiscan cloister since 1928, houses some objects that were collected by the Friars themselves during their missions. Nowadays, some of these objects become part of the Museum’s immense collection which boasts valuable archaeological and ethnographic works from Africa, Oceania and Asia and among them, it can be distinguished the prestigious pre-Columbian Archaeological Collection belonging to Ugo Canepa from Biella.

This collection includes several materials produced from different cultures and civilisations once scattered in the American continent before the Spanish Conquerors’ arrival during the XVI century.

Lately the Museum has become rich also thanks to a limited but meaningful Amazonian collection donated by Mr. Bruno Fusconi from Cesena.

Date: the event will be held from Dec 24, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014

Event timetable: Opening hours weekdays - Summer (10th June - 31st August) open Wednesday 9 am - 1 pm; Saturday 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm; Winter (1st September - 31st May): Wednesday and Saturday 8.30 am - 1 pm. Opening hours weekends - Summer (10th June - 31st August) 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm; Winter: Sunday and bank holidays 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm

Entrance: free entry

Guided tours (with advanced booking) € 1,50 also available for students upon request. Guided tours available for other visitors in groups of 25 people maximum with a cost of € 30,00 per group.

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
Tourist Information Office Rimini Marina Centro
Piazzale Fellini, 3 - Phone: ++39 0541 56902 - Fax: ++39 0541 56598
Weekday timetable:

Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 12.30 am; 3.00 pm - 6.30 pm ; Sat 9.00 am - 1.00 pm (Winter); 8.30 am 7 pm - every day (Summer)

Weekend timetable:

closed in Winter

By Rimini Città editorial staff (Oct 22, 2014)

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