The Tempio Malatestiano (Malatesta Temple) has been the cathedral of the diocese of Rimini since 1809. It is a famous and classic example of Renaissance architecture and perhaps one of Rimini's most illustrious monuments. Construction began in 1446 under the orders of the head of Rimini, the nobleman Sigismundo Pandolfo Malatesta. The work was completed in 1460, when Malatesta was excommunicated. At that time, the church was still unfinished and it has remained incomplete until today.
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