Models in the Italian Section:
- Basilica di San Pietro
- Trevi Fountain
- Milan Cathedral
- Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples
- Genoa Port
- Verona Amphitheatre
- The Alpes, including the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa and the Mont Blanc
- Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
- Barumini in Sardinia
In Viserba, take either SS16 or Bus #8 from Rimini's train station
Italia in Miniatura is a theme park near Rimini with scale models of major Italian sights as its centerpiece.
Apart from that, there is also a special area dedicated to Venice, a 'Europe in Miniature' zone, as well as a panoramic tower (one of the best ways to get an overview of the park), water cannons, and roller coaster attractions.
As an alternative to the panoramic tower, for views of the main Italian and European sections you could try the train ride around.
A scientific zone for kids completes the attraction.
In WWII, soldiers from all over the world helped to free Europe from Nazi Germany and their fascist allies. Among the troops of the British empires were troops of the nepalese Gurkha tribe, people which are known for their physcial strenght. Close to Rimini, there is a place to remember the fallen Gurkhas who played an important role in the liberation of Italy. Coming from Rimini, the cemetery is on the right hand side of the road leading from Rimini to San Marino.
After crossing the old town centre on Corso d'Augusto as far as the Ponte di Tiberio, take a look at the Marecchia river park to the north and at the port canal to the south, then enter the medieval district of San Giuliano.
A series of narrow alleys form a labyrinth in which even the locals often get lost.
But it doesn't matter if you do because on every street corner you can admire murals dedicated to the life and films of the great film director Federico Fellini.
The murals were painted by local artists on the elegant small houses carefully looked after and decorated with flowers. Every two years the unmissable street festival "Festa de Borg" is held.
If you wish to continue the Fellini theme, you can walk on to the town cemetery not too far away in Via Cipressi where Fellini and his wife Giulietta Masini are buried under the monument "La Grande Prua" in the form of a sail by the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Please if u spend some days in Rimini don't stop only on the beach but try to discover this ancient and historic country doing a little trip in the land like Sant'Arcangelo,
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have a nice trip in the sangiovese wine and piadina land
I didn't go to this but it looks like fun. There's some 273 reproductions on a scale of 1:25 and 1:50 of some of the most famous monuments in Italy and Europe spread over an area of 12,000 square metres. There's a whole area dedicated to Venice in which you can take a trip down the Grande Canal. There's also a monorail that goes around the whole park and a panoramic tower. Ideal for kids and adults!
The park is situated to the north of Rimini (5km) in an area inland from Viserbella on the Via Popilia. Check website for opening hours as they do change over the year. Admission - € 16.00 adults, € 12.00 kids.
Rimini has an aviation museum which is on the way to San Marino. It covers an area of 80,000 square metres and is the biggest of its kind in Italy. There are around 30 aircraft on display, mostly from Russia, former eastern block countries and the Italian air force but there are also a few from the USAF and Clark Gable's Douglas DC-3. There is also a modern pavilion which houses a great collection of uniforms, medals and other memorabilia. If you're an airplane buff then this is the place for you!
Directions: The Aviation Museum Park is situated by the main Rimini-San Marino road at km 8.5. Arriving from San Marino, the park is about 1 km after the frontier. Arriving from the A-14 motorway, the park is about 8.5 km in the direction of San Marino, and can be seen on a hill to the right.
Open everyday from 9am-7pm. Admission is € 8,00 for adults, € 6,50 for kids.
I've no idea where this was, maybe somewhere in the area between the Piazza Cavour and the Tiberio's bridge, but it wasn't a major street. I like the old wall with the ivy on it!
If you want to see the "real" old Rimini - the hometown, and not just the tourist place - stroll around the historic centre and go into as many streets as you have the time for. It's really worth cutting your time on the beach to see what most tourists miss :-)
Check also the beautiful old villas closer to the sea in the vicinity of Fellini Park!
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