Official language: Italian
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Just a stone's throw from Rimini there is the city-state of San Marino. Go there to see medieval houses and squares where markets used to be held, as well as three defensive castles surrounded by walls here.
In October the city is celebrating! The party lasts whole weekend during which each and every eatery organizes concerts of more or less renowned artists.
In the seaside Italian towns, narrow streets are more than common. Rimini also has a bunch of those. Parking space is scarce, so it’s best to rent a bicycle or a motor scooter.
Although the city is famous worldwide mostly as a seaside resort, it has much more to offer. Narrow, charming streets, atmosphere like from Fellini’s films and fantastic Italian cuisine will leave you longing for another, and yet another visit here.
If you believe only the most interesting historical monuments are worth seeing, you simply have to visit The Arch of Augustus. Even if it sounds rather unimpressive, it’s the oldest triumphal arch from the times of the Roman Empire that was preserved till present day. It was built in 27 B.C. to commemorate the emperor Mark Antony.
Looking for a romantic destination in Rimini? The city is full of those, but The Bridge of Tiberius is definitely a must-see! It looks its best bathed in the soft sunset light. Once the outstanding natural spectacle is over, head to the San Giuliano district to marvel over narrow streets and colorful houses. The neighborhood resembles a small town with flowers at every windowsill and small cafes.
Are you keen on classical cinema? Visit Federico Fellini Museum! In this unusual house, you will see costumes and movie decorations as well as drawings and sketches by this outstanding film director. And if you think you are an expert in his works, try finding frames from Fellini’s films in the streets of Rimini - most of his masterpieces were shot here, mainly in the area of San Giuliano.
If you happen to visit Rimini on Sunday, be sure to go to Piazza Cavour. Every week there is a flea market. Elderly dealers are eager to share the history of the products offered for sale: a porcelain cup, a silver spoon or a gold coin.
Italian cuisine needs no recommendation. All you have to know it that you should eat where it smells good and where Italians like to hang out. But in Rimini, there’s something special that you won’t find anywhere else – piadina. Treat yourself to this kind of baked food – something between a tortilla and a pancake – that goes with different fillings to choose from. You’ll surely find something to suit your taste.