Rimini Surgeon’s House
About Surgeon’s House
In Italian, the ‘Domus Del Chirurgo’, is an exceptional site which has proved to be of interest to experts from all over the world. It contains a doctor’s surgery, perfectly preserved rather like the remains at Pompeii. In fact, after a barbarian attack on the city, there was a fire which caused the walls of the room to fold inwards. The domus has recently been excavated but its importance was immediately recognised because every detail of the scene had been preserved: the floor, walls, door hinges, writing desk, hot water bottle in the shape of a foot and the couch for the patient.
Above all, there is the most complete collection of surgical instruments including those used for amputation and dental fillings ever found.
From 2008 the site constitutes an integral part of the City Museum and its possible to visit thanks to the innovative glass covering it together with the hanging garden.
Rimini. Guide book produced by the Comune of Rimini 2008, p15.