Museum dedicated to Federico Fellini to open in his birthplace


Beachgoers won’t be the only ones adding the Italian coastal city of Rimini to their bucket list after a new museum dedicated to renowned film director Federico Fellini opens later this month.

The museum will be spread across three spaces in the city’s old town: the Castel Sismondo, a 15th-century fortress; the 18th-century Palazzo Valloni, where the Fulgor Cinema dedicated to Fellini’s films is found; and the Piazza dei Sogni, an urban area with green space.

The museum is set to open on August 19.

Fellini was born in the city on the Adriatic coast in 1920 and still frequently visited it after moving to his adopted city of Rome. He achieved international fame with his film La Strada in 1954.

La Dolce Vita, which was released in Italian theatres in 1960, is another well-known work by the director who died at age 73 in 1993.

The Fellini Museum “does not intend to interpret the director’s cinema as a work in itself, as a shrine or tribute to his memory, but to enhance the cultural heritage of one of the most illustrious directors in the history of cinema,” it states on its website.



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