Rimini, capital of the province, known as the capital of entertainment especially for the large number of nightclubs and its kilometers of sandy beaches, it is also rich in history and culture: it was a Roman colony, occupied by the Goths and by the Byzantines, until the domination of Malatesta in the Renaissance. From the Roman period are the Arch of Augustus, 27 a. C., the Amphitheatre and the Tiberius Bridge with five arches, in addition to the important archaeological site of “the Surgeon’s House”. About the Medieval period there is Palazzo Arengo and the splendid fourteenth-century frescoes of the Church of St. Augustine and the Byzantine church of Santarcangelo. The family of Malatesta, one of the most powerful families of the city gave Renaissance masterpieces, like the Malatesta Temple, built by Leon Battista Alberti and enriched by the crucifix by Giotto, the fresco by Piero della Francesca, the bas-reliefs by Agostino Duccio and Matteo de ‘Pasti and his sumptuous residence, Castel Sismondo, which now restored, dominates the historic center of Rimini. In 1400, when clashed the two representatives of the rival houses: Sigismondo Malatesta and Federico da Montefeltro, it was renovated around the defensive system made up of dozens of fortresses, castles and towers, erecting also great works, including by San Leo, Verucchio, in addition to the civic museum. In the rest of the province among the seaside resorts there are Riccione, Bellaria Igea Marina, Cattolica and Misano Adriatico, known all over Europe with beaches of fine sand and shallow waters that make it suitable for children. Numerous are also amusement parks and nightclubs, cinemas and theaters, in addition to spas supplied to hotels and not (like those of Rimini Terme and Riccione Terme).