Rimini (Emilia Romagna - Italy)
Riviera Romagnola tourist area
Rimini 148.908 is a common coastal inhabitants, located 5 meters above sea level in the homonymous province, its territory covers an area of 134,50 sq km.
Rimini tourism ... was born here.
Why choose Rimini as their vacation destination?
Because in addition to great beaches, To entertainment venues, to historic buildings, to his prestigious Fair and at its University, Rimini is also known for being the city of one of the world's most famous directors and that, with "Amarcord", brought another of Rimini's symbols to the screens, the Grand Hotel, inaugurated in the 1908 and meeting of an elite tourism.
If you want to know more, we tell you that in the area of Fellini Park in the 1843 the first bathing establishment.
If you are a sailor or you are looking for an accommodation for your boat, you should also know that on the left side of the port was born the New Darsena, inaugurated in 2002 and able to host 680 berths.
A city that has its roots in ancient Rome, today Rimini offers the tourist great beaches for an active holiday, as well as being able to count on the marinas of Torre Pedrera ', Viserbella, Viserba, Rivabella, San Giuliano Mare, Marina Centro, Bellariva, Marebello, Rivazzurra and Miramare.
Rimini also offers cultural moments: its historic center has unique monuments such as the Tempio Malatestiano, Arco di Augusto, the Tiberius Bridge, the Rocca di Sigismondo.
Cheerful, sunny, exciting, but also full of poetry, everyone knows Rimini.
Particular signs: the most famous holiday resort in Europe.
Of course, much of its popularity stems from the 230 bathing establishments, every summer more and more beautiful and organized as holiday villages, by his 15 kilometers of sandy beach, By over 1.000 hotels (from the fairy-tale Grand Hotel to the family-run boardhouse) and the many theme parks.
Rimini is so loved because in turn it welcomes everyone with a smile: it is the city that more than any other in Italy represents the "hospitality culture".
But Rimini, indeed the ancient Ariminum, it is also the art City with over 22 centuries of history.
A stone's throw from the beach restaurant or the street bars where you dance in the street, there are art masterpieces able to give emotions perhaps even more intense.
Art and culture
When the first glimmers of the sunset fade the city with shimmering lights, some glimpses become a poignant beauty.
The oldest part of the center, that embraced the old Pescheria, with narrow alleys and small rooms of candle-lit aperitif, becomes pure poetry.
But at any time, wander in the Historic Rimini, it's kind of a party.
Squares and squares are occupied by the tables of the bars, and proceeding between a portico and an alley, between a bookshop and an art workshop, you meet a Roman monument or an Renaissance castle.
If you do not have time problems, walk freely, following your instinct or a perfume (perhaps of ... piadina or roasted fish).
But if you prefer a strategic walk, start at know Rimini from the beginning, that is from the Roman Rimini (even if the city was founded much earlier).
We start then from Arch of Augustus, the oldest of the surviving Roman arches.
It stands in a strategic position (marks the end of the Via Flaminia) and was wanted by Emperor Augustus in 27 BC.
Ten minutes away are the beautiful central squares: Piazza Tre Martiri and Piazza Cavour.
Within a few meters there are two jewels of the Rimini Renaissance.
The first, the candid Malatesta Temple (1449), with the facade of Leon Battista Alberti that white also in the darkness: it must have been the grandiose mausoleum of Sigismondo Malatesta and his young lover, then his wife.
A dream never realized for the downfall of Sigismund.
But the Malatesta Temple has beautiful and many works of art, from Giotto a Piero della Francesca for example.
The second is a fortress that immediately lights up the imagination: it is Castel Sismondo, symbol of the power of the Lordship of the Malatesta a Rimini.
Carefully restored, is a container of exhibitions.
The walk ends at the sea, at Ponte di Tiberio, the Roman bridge, so well preserved that after two millennia and two world wars, still bears the city traffic!
If you still have a little time, treat yourself to a visit to the City Museum.
Even the less experienced in art history will enjoy the beauty of the various Giovanni Bellini and of Ghirlandaio, or of the seventeenth century paintings of Cagnacci e Guercino.
And do not forget the Archaeological section with finds of imperial Rimini.