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Discovering Fellini

That Federico Fellini’s films are based mainly on memories of his childhood and youth in Rimini is a well-known fact. The Maestro has always had close links to the city where he was born to the extent that it was his wish to rest here forever after his death. In fact, the tomb that Arnaldo Pomodoro designed for him and Giulietta Masina, the bow of a boat pointing towards heaven that recalls the legendary Rex in Amarcord, stands at the entrance to the city’s cemetery. Rimini has dedicated a study foundation to Federico Fellini (at 1 Via Oberdan in his sister Maddalena’s house), which houses the director’s personal library as well as all kinds of other material including a remarkable number of drawings of Fellini himself. A museum dedicated to Fellini will be inaugurated here in 2003 (tel. 0541 50303). Just a few hundred metres away at 27, Via Gambalunga, the municipal film library houses films, videos, drawings and posters of his films. At the beginning of Via Gambalunga is Piazza Cavour, which along with Rimini’s other main square Piazza Tre Martiri, provided the model for the square featured in Amarcord. It is a well-known fact that Fellini always re-built 'his Rimini' elsewhere. For example, the Fulgor cinema, which was the focus of the hopes and dreams of the citizens of Rimini, first 'appeared on screen' in the film Roma and then again in Amarcord. The real Fulgor is on Corso d’Augusto just a few metres from Piazza Cavour, in a neoclassical palace with a beautiful Liberty façade. Away from the historic city centre (or the "Borgo" as it is called in Amarcord), there is a huge square dedicated to Fellini in Marina Centro next to the magnificent Grand Hotel, which has such an important place in Federico Fellini’s imagination.

That Federico Fellini’s films are based mainly on memories of his childhood and youth in Rimini is a well-known fact. The Maestro has always had close links to the city where he was born to the extent that it was his wish to rest here forever after his death. In fact, the tomb that Arnaldo Pomodoro designed for him and Giulietta Masina, the bow of a boat pointing towards heaven that recalls the legendary Rex in Amarcord, stands at the entrance to the city’s cemetery." data-share-imageurl="">

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