Heading to Rimini? Don’t leave without reading out Rimini Guide- written by locals to help you make the most of your time on the Adriatic
Rimini – The capital of the Romagna region is located at the south tip of the Padana flat area, surrounded by hills and beautiful sandy beaches. The town has been a major tourist destination since the 900′ (the first fully equipped beach dates back to 1843) and today still pulls-in holiday makers by the thousands. Rimini’s golden beach – is a great place to chill out with a book , listen to some music, enjoy a game of volley ball or bowls, take a stroll or just relax on a boat cruise and take in the beautiful scenery of the Adriatic coast.
For the more active there are a wide range of water sports – swimming, canoeing, wind surfing and kite surfing. Rimini is not only for beach lovers – The historic centre is steeped in history and is rich in monuments originating from roman times – Arco d’Augusto, Ponte di Tiberio e Castel Sismondo. (Free multilingual guided walking tours available in Summer).
Marina Centro – a shoppers paradise is situated not far from the historic centre. There is a wide range of shops and facilities which offer everything from the latest Italian fashion, delicious food and local markets. There is also a recreational park nearby which is great for long walks or just relax in the green areas and watch the sunset.
The countryside and surrounding areas have a lot to offer, medieval castles, fortresses, old roman towns, monuments, war cemeteries and in particular the fascinating views of the vineyards and olive trees. Old Roman Towns – Gradara Castle, San Marino – Oldest Republic, Rock of Cagliostro at San Leo. If all this is not enough there is a wide choice of theme parks – Aquafan (waterpark) , Italia in Miniatura (Little Italy), Oltre Mare (earth and ocean) , Le Navi (aquarium), Delfinario (dolphin shows), Mirabilandia (fantasy park), Parco Tematico dell’Aviazione (aviation museum).