Rimini (Rim'i-nee), a walled city of Italy, stands on the Adriatic, 69 miles by rail SE. of Bologna. The cathedral, a beautiful Renaissance structure, dates from 1446-50; the church of St Giuliano is adorned with pictures by Veronese. The ancient castle of the Malatestas is now a prison. The little river on which the city stands is spanned by a five-arch white marble Roman bridge, 236 feet long. Beside one of the gates stands the triumphal arch, 46 feet high, erected in honour of Augustus. The spot where Caesar stood to address his soldiers after crossing the Rubicon (q.v.) is marked in one of the squares by a monumental pillar. The city manufactures silks and sail-cloth. Pop. 20,000; with suburbs, 43,200. One of these suburbs is much visited for sea-bathing. Originally an Umbrian, and then for several centuries an Etruscan city, Rimini (Ariminum) fell into the hands of the Romans in 286 b.c. After being battled for by Goths and Byzantines, and held by the latter, the Lombards, and the Franks, it became a shuttlecock between the emperor and the pope. At last Rimini put herself under the protection of the House of Mala-testa (1237), in whose family-history befell the killing of Francesca da Rimini and her lover by his brother (1285), and the story of Parisina, the subject of Byron's poem.