crowded of tourists in summer - ghost town in winter
Beaches during the day, discos right through the night.
Originally this was a romanic style church, untill Sigismondo Malatesta transformed this church in a real monument. The external side is made by Leon Battista Alberti and it's very carateristic the facade that is unfinished in the higher part. Inside the main attractions are a Giotto's crucifix and and a Piero della Francesca's fresco where...more
Rimini has 15 km of beach along the strip and it's used well. In the summer months it's really crowded here, but when I arrived in the beginning of September it was less people, and more space. The beach is divided in different spots, with a number. Most hotels have their own part of the beach, but there are also parts that are for everyone. I...more
In the year 14 A.D the Emperor Augustus, of the Roman Empire, gave the order that there should be a bridge over the River Marecchia which would made sure that the Via Emilia could continue as planned. The Via was one of the Empires five most important roads. Seven years later, while the Empire was ruled by Tiberio, the bridge was finished, and the...more
Double room: definately 4 star standard, 15minutes walk to the beach, 2min train station. Staff...more
Friendly and comfortable hotel in a good position, a short walk from both the rail station and the...more
Perfectly located hotel if one wanna stay close to the beach. Sector 33 is located right outside the...more
Great restaurant right in front of the beach.In case you want you can eve go on top and have a nice sea view (if you decide to eat there, there's no table service on the top).Ethnic stuffs inside the restaurant and nice words on the wall saying:"Sit down and relax, let the world get crazy without you for a while"The service is very good, lot of...more
Me and my friends have been at Bounty in Rimini. It was a special night! We ate a lot italian food and drank delicious cocktails. After dinner we were there because the Dj started playing beautiful music and the people started to dance.....was so funny! Outside the Bounty there was live music. I recommend you go there because it's a place to see!...more
Me and my friends have been at Bounty in Rimini. It was a special night! We ate a lot italian food and drank delicious cocktails. After dinner we were there because the Dj started playing beautiful music and the people started to dance.....was so funny! Outside the Bounty there was live music.I recommend you go there because it's a place to see!...more
This discotheque is located in Riccione Alta, the most visited hill on the whole of the Romagnola Riviera. Models, VIP's, well-known local figures and many 'beautiful people' have made this disco the most fashionable in the area (open May-September). It is a real pleasure to sip a Cuba Libre in the sea breeze while sitting in the garden and...more
Rimini Airport is a small comercial aiport joined in with an active military base. It's braight and cheerful and has a few basic services. The most important thing is that it is served by a variety of budget airlines from across Europe. The link below is the airport's webpage showing the airlines that fly here. Inside the terminal you will find a...more
We found a reference to this airline one day on the forum here. They were mentioned as being very competitively priced. We had already been away once in the early summer of 2003 and had no intention of going away again but when we saw these prices.....well what could we do BUT book!! The only negative thing about the airline, and that is not really...more
There are street markets and antiques markets in Rimini almost every day and every evening. The main market, which is the largest in Emilia Romagna, is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning in Piazza Cavour and Piazza Malatesta. A market is held every Thursday during the summer in Bellariva whereas in Miramare it is held every Tuesday, in...more
Piazza Cavour is the centre of daily life for people who live in Rimini. There are shops and caf? on one side and the other side is flanked by solemn palazzi. At one end of the piazza, you can see the majestic neoclassical Teatro Comunale, inaugurated by Giuseppe Verdi in 1857. The old fish market is on the left hand side of the piazza; it houses...more
Notice that in hotels parking areas cars are parked litereally bumper to bumper. Therefore you are supposed to leave your car keys in reception. Then the hotel staff can move cars if someone is leaving and is surrounded by other cars.In our hotel there was sign of this habit (only in Italian).Ask the hotel staff what is practise in your hotel.more
Trucks in Italy differ from trucks in Canada, because Canadian trucks usually have hard sided trailers, locked up in every way possible.In Italy, the trucks have a flexible membrane, or a fabric covered side on their trailers, secured by a series of clips rather than locks.Obviously this allows for less weight for hauling purposes, which translates...more
Beware of pick-pockets for example in the beach and public buses. It is also very easy to get lost in the big beach, especially for little kids, so keep your eye on them! (I did get lost at the age of 2 there...)DON'T TRY night swimming because it's very dark in the beach at night time. I did try it and the consequences were not nice: something...more
The rocks were built to fend off huge waves that would reach the beach but its inhabitants inside the water can cost your life. I found out the hard way as I was bitten by the poisonous fish that dwell under water.. I had to seek medical attention right away and found out at the First Aid Station that I wasn't the only one around..more
During the high summer season (but also normally), you can find lot of "Street Players".Those people try to convice you to guess where is a ball under 3 glasses on a table, of course you play with money, not for free.If you are lucky, you can get it 1 time, maybe 2, but i promise you are going to loose a lot of money if you play that game. Suddenly...more
Beach goers can accuse me of serious offence here but I consider Rimini beaches a tourist trap. OK, don't shoot me now that I've said this ;-)The 15km (or 25km as some say) of beaches sounds impressive but being assigned a place in a row of deck-chairs was not my idea of a beach, particularly if I don't like the company around me and there's no...more
Rimini since july to the end of august is really overcrowded, locals full of people, seaside where you must kick someone if you want to lay down, ques for a beer. If you end up in Rimini in summer, and you want to escape the crowd, just try to go to San Leo or for example, miramare beach, as it is not so central, it is a bit less crowded. Go...more
You are crazy if you haven't your swimming dress with you in Rimini during the summer.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun lotion and sunglasses are absolutely required in summer.
Photo Equipment: The beaches are sandy in Rimini, so do not take your camera there, otherwise you can have troubles with sand in the optics.
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 Sardiniamore
Where?In Viserba, take either SS16 or Bus #8 from Rimini's train stationWhat?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...more
Unfortunately I arrived too late in the evening to Rimini to be able to catch the football game of the local team.
AC Rimini 1912 is a club with a good story behind and I would have love to see them play. Maybe next time.
The club was founded in 1912 as Libertas Rimini. 1938 it changed the name to Rimini Calcio FC. As long as I can remember they have had a strong support, despite their stadium is a bit old (hrm...). Stadio Romeo Neri was built in 1929/30 and despite it's been renovated both 1976 and 2005 it still looks a bit old. It currently holds 9 768 spectators. Romeo Neri was the first man ever from Rimini to compete in the Olympic Games (1928 and 1932)
The day after the game (3-0 victory against Sambonifacese) I walked over to the stadium, and thanks to a nice gentleman I was even let inside it, despite it should have been closed.
The main stand is quite nice, while the sectors around it look like they have been put there while waiting for something better. And waited they have done for more than 80 years now...
The gentleman told me that Rimini is playing in Serie C now, although that is just close to the truth. They have been going up and down between Serie B and C through the history, but two seasons (2010/11) ago they lost against Albinoleffe in a play out, and was forced down in Serie C again. The club president had had it and left, and with no money Rimini went bankrupt.
It started up again, in Serie D (fifth division) under the name AC Rimini 1912, and immediately managed to reach Serie C2 through playoffs. That's where they are playing in 2011/12, hoping to gain promotion back to Serie C1 again.
In 2006 the club sent shock waves through the italian football when they managed to draw (1-1) against mighty Juventus in Serie B. Nowadays the supporters have to be pleased watching games against SPAL, Casale, Santarcangelo and Savona.
Equipment: The club is playing in red and white, so anything like that could be nice.
Check ITALIA IN MINIATURA in Viserba di Rimini, that shows you Italy's most important architectural treasures only in a very small scale. Or have a great time in AQUAFAN in the nearby Riccione where you can splash around for a whole day. Or take your kids to MIRABILANDIA amusement park (50km up the coast from Rimini, 10 km south of...more
Rimini is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Italy thanks to its 15 km-long sandy beach, over 1,000 hotels. In this area the water is shallow and the ground sandy, so it is nice, agreeable and safe to take a bath, especially for children. Only far out on the open sea, the water can be somewhat deeper, a modest 100 m. I had only half an hour...more
Rimini is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Italy thanks to its 15 km-long sandy beach, over 1,000 hotels.In this area the water is shallow and the ground sandy, so it is nice, agreeable and safe to take a bath, especially for children. Only far out on the open sea, the water can be somewhat deeper, a modest 100 m.I had only half an hour to...more