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Balnea Museum

Virtual Museum of sea bathing and spa Tourism
Address: 
Rimini
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In the age of global communication, a virtual museum dedicated to the history of seaside resort and spa tourism has been brought to life; it is a web site that can be visited by the entire world and where admittance is, obviously, free.
Balnea is subdivided into three sections:
BALNEA.museum, BALNEA.net, and BALNEA.world. Balnea.museum is the central part of the site and consists of numerous galleries where over 700 works are on display.
These works include paintings, miniatures, engravings, photographs and documents which offer a detailed panorama of the evolution of sea bathing into something considered both therapeutic and pleasurable.
The museum provides insight into the thinking, the habits and the fashions related to seaside resort tourism.
Among the curiosities to be found here is the Bathing Machine, a strange cabin that was either horse drawn or mounted on tracks, from which the first sea bathers lowered themselves into the water (the first Bathing Machine was invented in 1791 by R. Beale).
The site was realized by the Centro Studi Mantegazza in collaboration with the region of Emilia Romagna, the Municipality of Rimini, Rimini Turismo and Rimini on net, and the project was directed by Ferruccio Farina.

Tourist area: 
adriatic coast
Last update date: 14/04/2017 - 16:00