Next to the Ponte di Tiberio is an area with very colourful buildings, small and narrow paths and incredible wall paintings.
I found them by luck, as I was trying to find a way to get a good photo angle of the bridge. But suddently I ran into this beautiful area.
A bit shady I have to admit, but the wall paintings and all the houses in different colours really struck me. It's the outskirts of the Rimini suburb San Giuliano. I had not time to walk around there too long, but it felt like there could be restaurants there, so much better than the tourist trap joke they call restaurants close to the beach of Rimini...
The fountain is at the heart of the park, and it is a focal point.
The fountain was inaugurated on 29 June 1928. When the Kursaal was demolished after the war, the fountain was dismantled (1954).
The fountain was renovated and restored to its place in 1983.
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This is one of three lighthouses chosen by the EU to receive funds to be renovated. Once this work is complete, it will be open to the public as a marine museum. It will also continue to function as a lighthouse.
Lighthouse - Rimini
Building in the late 1940s (although the station was established 1733).
It is an active lighthouse;using a focal plane 27 m (89 ft); three white flashes every 12 s. 25 m (82 ft) square cylindrical brick tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a large square base in front of a 2-story brick keeper's house.
Entire lighthouse painted white; lantern dome is gray metallic. The short 1862 lighthouse was extended by 9 m (30 ft) in 1911. It was heavily damaged during World War II, and was torn down after the war and replaced by the current structure.
Located on the Via Destra del Porto on the east side of the harbor channel in Rimini.
Site open, tower closed. ARLHS ITA-152; EF-4005; Admiralty E2394; NGA 11324.
The bridge was built some 2,000 years ago; and despite the ravages of war and bombing it remains standing to this day. The bridge was started to be built in about 14AD, during the reign of Augustus and it was completed in21AD during the reign of Tiberius.
The engineering skills of the Romans can be seen here with the bridge. The pillars all rest on a single foundation. There are five arches made from white Istrian stone.
Impressive isn’t it? The Camera was originally built as a photographer's shop in 1948. Smart idea! It was renovated by the local authorities in 2002 and is open to the public on special occasions according to the Tourist Administrative Office. Unfortunately they don’t disclose when these occasions are. It’s a ‘must do’ to have your photo taken with the Camera if you come to Rimini.
The Official Tourist Information website for Rimini is excellent. Just click on the link below! It is multi-lingual, contains up-to-date information on music/cultural events, has an excellent map and even the latest weather. You can even sign up for thie newsletter. They also offer great information on:
* Tourist Attractions & Locations
* Transport And Travel Connections
* Nature and outdoor activities
* Shopping And 'Curiosities'
* Spas and Health Clubs
* Where To Stay
* Local services
* Trade Fairs And Conventions
* Tourist Services
* Information And Useful Numbers
* Latest news stories
They will also provide links to any related website such as Public TRansport, Airport and even hotels.
Please note: tHe pictures are just random ones of Rimini.
Once again , if you travel with children you are somehow limited, and you seek out, avtivities where both adults and children can enjoy.
Rimini has a dolphinarium, and again Leda was chosen out of the crowd to join in with other children to do some tricks with the dolphins, and it was most enjoyable. She had a ball.
The dolphins too.
Take a bus up to San Marino, we were in the summer season so were able to get the bus from Rimini Marina at Piazza Tripoli and it cost us 7.50 euros each return, took about 50 minutes. The bus was also going from the train station in central Rimini for 6.80 euros return.
The views were spectacular!
Watched several local fishing boats selling their catch one morning. Buyers take ages deciding which boat to get their fish from. Could become a spectator sport, enjoyed ourselves for around an hour watching.
A must for who is interested or likes car tuning.
Lot of tuning equipment you can buy and lot of expositors with their cars (skin, sound, etc...)
Very big meeting for car experts and non-experts.
Nice drifting show outside and you can even have the chance to be a co-pilot.
Rimini’s main attractions focus around parties, the beach and some people even visit the old town J For excursions, San Marino is a popular destination as is “Italia in Miniatura”. But Rimini has also an aviation museum which is located on a hill between Rimini and San Marino.
I did not expected the museum to be as great as Lelystad, Sinsheim or Duxford – just a small collection with perhaps the one or other gem and some nice information. Unfortunately, my expectations were not met. The museum was almost completely focused on military aviation in which I haven’t the smallest interest. I wanted to see passenger aircraft of which there were only four in the whole thematic park – and only one of them, Clark Gable’s former private aircraft (a Douglas DC-3), was on exhibition. The others were hidden in a backyard or used as a gate guard. The exhibition in the museum building consisted of military stuff but Italy’s flag carrier could only be found mentioned on a hand full of old post cards. Something worth to mention is a monument to the victims of an accident which happened in Ramstein, Germany in 1989, consisting of wreck parts from the three italian aircraft involved.
If you are interested in military aviation, this museum might be inetersting for you. If you come to see propliners and jetliners, think twice about coming here. 8,00 EUR (10 in high season) is a little too much just to see a DC-3 and three rusty props.
For more details, please check out my travellogue.
Thisi is the central square of the town, where people use to meet during the day and when on saturday and sunday there is the common habit of the Italy's provinces to take a stroll to watch and to be watched! The place contains a renaissance memorial stone which is called the Ara Romana. This commemorates Caesar's address to his soldiers prior to the conquest of Rome. A copy of the statue of Julius Caesar was put in a corner at the beginning of the century. The Sant Antonio church dominates the square since the 1500's
When you are in Rimini you can't miss to eat the typical "Piadina romagnola"! It is a kind of sandwich made with an unleavened type of bread boasting very ancient origins. In the past It was cooked on “testo”, a stone located on embers which has now been replaced by a regular iron frying pan. Piadina romagnola is the symbol of regional gastronomy and it should be eaten like a sandwich filled with local cold cuts or with soft cheeses such as squacquerone and spinaches! You can find piadina everywhere, in the bars, pubs, restaurants and of course in the kiosks located on the road along on the beach.
One of the most famous of them is that one at the beach nr. 1, just beside the channel port. It is always full of people, especially in the summer! I suggest you to try piadina with ham, rucola (a kind of herb) and squacquerone: DELICIOUS!
We were most fortunate during our visit to Rimini, that we missed a terrifying experience on the sun bleached beaches. Apparently, as this video capture from a TV clip shows, a huge Ghia monster whose length was three to four times the height of man, wandered across the main traffic circle in town, and devoured numerous sun bathers in its path. Fortunately, as each worshiper was well slathered in oily fluids, their release from this monster was rather rapid (and unexpected), causing only temporary tanning time loss.
I love dolphins, I think they are so cute and always "smiling"! Naturally, I couldn't miss my first-ever opportunity to see them for real, not just on TV :-)
You can go under the sitting galleries to see the dolphins under water through the windows in their tank. There is also a small exposition of fossils and shells, as well as several tanks with cute small tropical and Mediterannean fish.
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