Rimini all year round

The rediscovered ring

In the pretty little Piazzetta Zavagli, in the heart of the city’s historic centre, is perhaps one of the most photographed works of recent years: The rediscovered ring. An environmental work by Mauro Staccioli, it was conceived precisely for this place, recalling the real-life event of the servant of the Zavagli counts who was made to plunge into the ‘black well’ to retrieve the ring that had fallen from the young countess. The peculiarity of the work – and perhaps the most engaging aspect of it – is that the enormous steel ring can easily be made to turn on itself by simply pushing it with one finger, thus generating an amusing effect of play and vision with the context and the walls of the surrounding square.