RiminiRimini is a resort town in Emilia-Romagna, on Italy's east coast.
There has been a settlement at Rimini since prehistoric times. Founded by the Romans in 268 B.C., Rimini boasts a 2,000-year history that has left important marks testifying to its grandeur. To the Romans, Ariminum was a link between the "Italic" and the "Gallic" lands, a stronghold on the Adriatic and a gateway to the Po valley. Three major roads converged here - Via Flaminia, Via Aemilia and Via Popilia.
Rimini today is a thriving, bustling resort on the Italian Riviera that boasts "over a thousand hotels". It is one of the least pretentious towns in Italy. This is a place where the Italians (and Russians!) go for their sea and sun, and therefore the food is excellent as well as the people being friendly and helpful. You won't find many tour buses filled with Americans or English here! This also means, however, that few speak anything but Italian (or Russian), so be sure to take your phrase book with you. The locals will work with you and are always happy to see a foreigner at least trying to communicate in their language.
Federico Fellini International AirportRegular flights from Moscow and other seasonal flights
address: Piazzale Sordoni snc, 60015, 60015 Falconara Marittima AN
Train stationThere is a train line served by Trenitalia that runs up and down the coast from Rimini, to Ravenna and Bologna in the north and Ancona in the south, via any number of smaller resort towns.
The Tourist Information Office right outside the train station, open 8:15AM–7:00PM, will store luggage for a fee of €3. They don't store it overnight, though—you have to pick it up before 7:00PM.
The A14, a six-lane motorway known as the autostrada del mare runs away to the north. The SS 72 heads inland towards San Marino. The SS16 heads in from the North and Ravenna.
- Flixbus: direct connections to milano, mestre, bergamo, ancona, pescara, roma, milano and many more
Most hotels are within walking distance of the beach and the centre, but if you want to take a trip along the coast or inland, buses run regularly from the train station and are frequent and cheap.
Augustus ArchA Roman arch built to celebrate the Roman emperor who lent it his name.
Tiberius BridgeThe Roman bridge that marks the beginning of the Aemilian Way.
Domus of the SurgeonAn impressive archeological area documenting 20 centuries of Rimini history.
Federico Fellini Museumaddress: Via Clementini 2Fellini's Museum is located within Rimini's historic centre and is popular with both Italian public and foreign visitors alike. This museum covers everything related to the great film director's life and career, from the earliest days of Federico Fellini (1920 - 1993) to his greatest masterpieces, including five Oscars. The Museo Fellini hosts regular exhibitions of drawings, photographs and sketches.
Tempio Malatestianophone: +39 0541 51130address: 35 Via IV NovembreBizarre burial chapel for Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, the lord of the city, together with his mistress Isotta degli Atti and the Malatesta family.
Lounge on the 15km of beaches. The beachfront, known as La Marina, is by far the number one reason people go to Rimini. Visiting the beach, swimming, etc., is free, but the major part of the beach, except for a narrow and over-crowded strip closest to the sea, is occupied by sunchair-for-rent services. The beach is relatively busy, with loudspeakers shouting out commercials and vendors constantly walking around offering their services.
There are some unmanaged sections of the beach (spiaggia libera) where you can lay your own towel e.g. betweeen no 94 and 95 near parco murri.
Yes, there is an old town, but this is generally ignored by most tourists, despite its major historical and cultural value, with valuable monuments dating back to Roman and medieval era.
The marina side becomes a ghost town over winter, with a lot of shops shutting until the warm season starts up again, but the city centre is open all year round offering cultural events, good restaurants and great shopping opportunities, especially during sales period (jan-feb).
The Rimini Fair hosts some important conventions and fairs with a busy autumn-winter-spring schedule Rimini Fiera. A new convention center opened near the center of the city in 2011.
Take a dip in the Adriatic Sea. The bay is warm and inviting and home to many interesting and friendly mammals.
For typically tourist stuff, the beachfront has small souvenir shops. If you enjoy scandalising the family or even your home country's postal service, don't miss some of the more risqué postcards on sale at any one of a number of the little shops on the seafront.
In Rimini you can find several good places to eat. Since the city is on the seashore it is suggested to have a fish-based dish. Some of the best restaurant are: Lo Squero, Il Lurido, Da Guido, Marinelli. Usually with every dish you will get the famous "Piadina", a thin and very tasty sort of bread.
At the beach in the San Guiliano a Mare area, there are restaurants on the beach where one typically dines Al Fresco in warm weather. Although one might be wary of such establishments, the food is excellent and inexpensive. A typical dinner might cost only €5-€6 for the meal alone. Sometimes they offer a multi-plate dinner (good for 2 or even 3 persons) for €18 that includes a 1/4 litre of wine.
There are also excellent restaurants just off the main streets.
phone: +39 0541452838address: via Mantova 70, Rivazzurra di RiminiFamous for steaks, it's a combination of local Rimini style restaurant & international snack-and-burger bar. Nice and friendly atmosphere with young and multilingual staff.
Near Rimini, at the Montegridolfo Castle
phone: +39 0541-855335address: Via Roma, 20 Montegridolfo RNInside the Montegridolfo Castle, the osterie dell'Accademia is famous for the typical Italian cuisine: for example tagliatelle, cappelletti, carne alla griglia, tartufo and mushroom. A beautiful panorama in front of the sea in a medieval castle between the hills.
The whole town is geared towards tourists, so the night life is very good and there are bars everywhere. Once the sun goes down, the streets of Rimini come alive with lights, colour and noise as the sunbathers of the day become the revellers of the evening.
There are however no "real" clubs in Rimini; only bars with dance floors. For real clubbing you have to go to Riccione, the next town over, which is about a 15 minute drive away. There is however one club called Carnaby's which is on the outskirts of Rimini and it has a free shuttle bus; the club is also within walking distance.
Carnaby ClubOpen every night from March to October. The Club itself is a 3 storied building, each level having a different atmosphere, music style, bars and DJs. Free shuttle service on whole Rimini Area.
address: Viale Regina Margherita 11Lively nightclub boasting two floors. Open all summer long with a variety of music styles on both floors. Outdoor smoking area fitted with seats. Free bus to and from the club and free giveaways and drink promotions.
phone: +39 3384430837 (for reservations quotes and promotions call Federico)address: viale D'Annunzio 150, RiccioneOpen from May to half September. Dance club on the beach with a tropical setting and live music (Italian music, commercial/dance and revival on Fridays, commercial/dance and house on Saturdays). A dinner menu of meat and fish is also available 9:30PM to midnight. On request shuttle service on whole Rimini Area or you can take Bus Line 11.
phone: +39 0541 734504address: Via Porto Palos 13
phone: +39 0541 721064address: Viale Galatea 4Near the beach, pool, hydro jacuzzi in the garden, car parking, garden with games for children.
phone: +39 0541 721061address: Viale Porto Palos 33Located directly on the beach. Fully modernized and restored recently, the hotel offers to the guests wide and well-lighted rooms, air conditioned dining room, car park, well equipped rooms with modern and functional furnishing and comforts as air conditioning, safe-box and hairdryer.
phone: +39 0541-391300address: Viale Vespucci 40Four star hotel with 116 rooms
phone: +39 0541 373539address: viale Brindisi 21, Rivazzurra di RiminiA 3 star hotel for youths only, situated right in front of th Carnaby Club. Within walking distance from the beach. Part of the Young People Hotels group.
phone: +39 03631830407address: Viale A. Vespucci, 83Affordable, clean and modern 3 star hotel with private beach, located on the seafront. Easy access to main services, amenities and nightlife.
phone: +39 0541-391744address: V.le Regina Elena, 11
phone: +39 0541 373322address: via Enna 22, Marebello di RiminiFor young people only. Part of the Young People Hotels group devoted to party going people between 16 and 35 years. 24hr reception, breakfast until 12.30 for daysleepers, bed & breakfast or half board, with all you can eat buffet, all rooms with air-conditioning, sunbeds and beach facilities included.
phone: +39 0541 26904address: Via Ortigara, 21A nice little hotel right on the beach with private parking with breakfast bar laden with healthy and tasty treats and unlimited coffee from a machine. Charge extra €5 for aircon.
phone: +39 0541 390800address: Viale Bengasi 2Clean large private rooms 1-2-4-6 beds all bathroom ensuite. Bar and reception 24h. Linen included hand given at check-in. Discounted tickets for discos and amusement parks. Small pets allowed upon authorization. At Jammin' Party Hostel, with a small extra, you can also have: buffet breakfast, WiFi, bicycles hire, self laundry, cocktail bar. Open June–August.
phone: +39 0541-370999address: Viale Bergamo, 8 - Rivazzurra di RiminiElegant Family Hotel near the sea, with fantastic offers all inclusive for the holidays in Rimini. Pizza Party every Sunday evening at 10PM - Piadina Party every Thursday evening at 09.30 p.m. - Special Dinner Fish every Tuesday at 08.20 p.m. for all the guests that love fresh fish. Free Internet Wifi and parking.
phone: +39 0541 377439address: Viale Tirrenia 2
phone: +39 0541373432address: via Siracusa 25The Official Hostelling International of Rimini. Suggested on Lonely Planet, Lets'Go and Rouge Guide.Free breakfast and WiFi, laundry facilities, fully equipped kitchen, 24h security, bicycles, bar open 24h, parties and concerts. Europe Famous Hostels Member. The Sunflower Bar has happy hour every night and organise the Rimini pub & disco crawl. By Bus : Line 11, Stop 24