The archaeological complex of the “Surgeon Domus” opened last 7th December in Square Ferrari, in the historical centre of Rimini. Dated back to the II century a. C., the domus has been discovered during recent works of urban embellishment of the square in 1989. Its name comes from the identification of the building as the house and professional study of a well – known surgeon of the town, but in particular from the great treasure kept into: besides the precious mosaics and frescos, more than 150 surgical instruments (the surgeon kit) have been found, today exhibited in the Riminese Museum.
The architectonic rehabilitation has been realized thanks to the Milanese professional Study Cerri Associati that has planned a cover made of glass and steel to protect the excavation. The structure has silk – screen printed glasses all along its perimeter to protect from the sunbeams.
Inside, space is scanned by three platforms with glass floors and windowsills passing over the fascinating archaeological excavation: they are the best point of view on the site. There are also glass walls offering an excellent view of the site at every time of the day.
In its totality the new installation contributes to the requalification of the whole architectonic and environmental good order of the square.
Opening hours till 15th June 2008:
Tuesday – Saturday 8.30 – 12.30 a.m. and 5.00 – 7.00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays 4.00 – 7.00 p.m.