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Rimini's Ethnographic Collection

Villa Alvarado - Covignano

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 7000 works that belong to the museum’s patrimony. As a matter of fact, the Museum analyses the western way of looking at "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. Now, some of these objects have become part of the Museum’s immense collection which boasts valuable archaeological and ethnographic works from Africa, Oceania and Asia and among them, worth noting is 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 across the American continent before the Spanish Conquerors’ arrival during the 16th century.

Recently the Museum has also been enriched thanks to a limited but significant Amazonian collection donated by Mr. Bruno Fusconi from Cesena.

Date: the event will be held from Jan 02, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018

Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Event timetable: The Museum can be visited on request by calling the numbers: +39 0541.704421-26 from Monday to Friday, or +39 0541.793851 City Museum.

Entrance: free entry

Information and Booking Centre

Tourist Authority Province of Rimini
Piazza Malatesta, 28 - Rimini - Phone: ++39 0541 716380 - 371 - Fax: ++39 0541 783808
Weekday timetable:

9.00 - 13.00 from Monday to Friday; Thuesday and Thursday also 15.00 - 17.00

Weekend timetable:


By Rimini Città editorial staff (Jan 24, 2017)

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