Top 7 Things to Do in Rimini
Looking for things to do in the Italian party city of Rimini? We’ve got some amazing tips to ensure you see more than just the beach here!
Rimini is a gorgeous beach destination and is full of things to do. While it’s one of the most famous beach regions in Europe, there’s more to discover than just sand and sun! Whether you want to party or relax, there’s something for everyone in Rimini. Before heading to this popular beach destination, check out our guide on the Top 7 Things to Do in Rimini!
1. The Old Fish Market (Vecchia Pescheria)
We promise Rimini isn’t just about the beach and parties, but they are the top things to do here. We suggest heading our after a day at the beach to mingle with the locals and have a drink. The Old Fish Market is known for its trendy cafes, clubs, and restaurants in historic buildings. The medieval squares and romantic lanes in the area makes it the Montmartre of Rimini!
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2. Spend a Day At the Beach
Claiming to be the home of 250 beaches, make sure you pack your swim trunks because spending a day at the beach is easily one the top things to do in Rimini. Like most beaches in Europe, you’ll find all you need along the beachfront. Facilities and lots of sport activities are free with the rental of a beach umbrella, and they’re reasonable compared to the rest of the country.
Our top recommendation for beaches are Piazzale Boscovich, San Giuliano, Marebello, and Miramare. Please remember to leave the beach as you found it, and if you see trash, pick it up. Your actions could inspire others around you to do the same, helping the planet a bit while you holiday.
3. The Surgeon’s House
The Surgeeon’s House is one of our favourite things to do in Rimini. This archaeological site opened in late 2007 and is one of the city’s main attractions. You can see Roman surgical tools and pharmaceutical equipment here, giving you an interesting, historical perspective on medicine. For those in the medical field, The Surgeon’s House is definitely worth a visit!
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~DOMUS DEL CHIRURGO~ La “Domus del Chirurgo”é una villa romana che risale alla seconda metà del II secolo d.C. e si affacciava direttamente sul mare. La casa possedeva una sala da pranzo (triclinium), una camera da letto (cubiculum) e due stanze di soggiorno. Una di queste, la taberna medica, era l’ambulatorio dove Eutyches visitava i suoi pazienti, li operava e, a volte, li ricoverava. Su un frammento di muro del cubiculum, inoltre, gli archeologi hanno messo in luce l’iscrizione “Eutyches homo bonus”. Il graffito, probabilmente inciso da un paziente ricoverato nella domus, ha permesso di risalire al nome del proprietario di casa. All’interno della villa, poi, erano presenti alcuni ambienti minori, come una stanza riscaldata (ipocausto) e una latrina. Al piano superiore, troviamo la cucina e la dispensa. Gli arredi e le decorazioni della Domus testimoniano il gusto orientale del padrone di casa, un uomo raffinato e colto, oltre che molto ricco. Così, anche i mosaici, rispecchiano questa tendenza. I soggetti rappresentati ci riportano a un’epoca lontana. Ricordiamo in particolare, il mosaico raffigurante Orfeo tra gli animali: colorato e riccamente decorato, raffigura Orfeo al centro, attorniato da animali del bosco, come è frequente nelle raffigurazioni classiche. Secondo la leggenda, Orfeo era figlio di Apollo e di Calliope e riusciva ad incantare gli animali grazie al suo canto melodioso. Nella stanza attigua, più piccola, i mosaici ricamano motivi neri e bianchi, simmetrici. Dopo la metà del III secolo, sotto l’imperatore Gallieno, un’incursione di Alemanni mise a ferro e fuoco Ariminum (antica Rimini) e la domus fu distrutta da un incendio. Proprio il crollo del tetto ha consentito la perfetta conservazione dei mosaici, degli arredi e degli utensili. #archeologia#archaeology #storia #history #arte #arts #culture #cultura #storia #roma #ancientrome #rimini #ariminum #domus #chirurgo #domusdelchirurgo #tabernamedica #villa
4. City Museum
The City Museum is in an 18th century Jesuit convent, next to the Church of the Suffrage. It’s home to lots of cultural and historical artefacts, including a section celebrating Imperial Rimini in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. This is also where you can see Rimini’s famous mosaic of the ancient ships!
5. Borgo San Giuliano
This area is an absolute must visit in Rimini! It’s full of ancient and medieval buildings, many having been restored with pastel colours and murals. It’s a pleasure to walk around the little roads and squares with friends, or alone. Did we mention how great this place is for Instagram shots?
Consider yourself a fan of the cinema? You’re in luck! Rimini is the birthplace of Federico Fellini who is known for his world of cinematic fantasy. Fellini often used Rimini as a backdrop in his films and we love him for it!
If you want the Fellini experience, start at Parco Fellini for a view the white Grand Hotel. You can sleep in the Fellini suite or have the Fellini menu for dinner. After dinner, you can head to the harbour and the ‘palata’ where the young men in the film, “Vitelloni” liked to endlessly philosophise.
7. Malatesta Temple
The Malatesta Temple, commissioned by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta is a Renaissance masterpiece. It was built as a mausoleum for his 3rd and last wife, Isotti degli Atti, however it was never finished. Today it contains a series of treasures, including a crucifix by Giotto, and a fresco by Piero della Francesca.
Where to Stay in Rimini
Our top recommendation in Rimini is the famous Sunflower Beach Hostel. You’ll love their bar, pub crawl, and great location – only 200m from the beach! They also offer a variety of great activities, including a pasta making class. You won’t want to miss it!
Top 7 Things to Do in Rimini
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to the Top 7 Things to Do in Rimini. You’ll quickly see how this sunny destination is so much more than just sand, sun, and parties, and we’re sure Rimini’s incredible culture and atmosphere will leave you recharged.
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