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It is almost true to say that every time someone digs down in the city center, the architectural remains of something are found. For example, traces of a splendid imperial Roman house have been discovered in Via Sigismondo near the Chamber of Commerce. The ruins of walls and a Roman gate were found within Castel Sigismondo in Piazza Malatesta where the Dinz Rialto Museum of Non-European Cultures is now housed. Other Roman findings came to light during the reconstruction of the Tiberio Cinema that stands next to the church of Borgo San Giuliano
in Via Tiberio. Recent paving work in Piazza Tre Martiti and Via IV Novembre led to the discovery of either a Roman temple or basilica, then the remains of a fountain and two crescent shaped communicating tanks. Photographic documentation can be seen at the City Museum where you can also make an appointment to see the actual excavations.