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Rimini is well known as a popular summer beach resort for Italian families. It is increasingly gaining fame for its nightlife and summer party scene for European jet-setters, with clubs, restaurants, and a music scene to party away the nights, and lounge in the days in the Piazza Tre Martiri or Piazza Cavour. Aside from the summer crowds, Rimini has a few cultural sites, including the Tempio Malatestiano, an impressive Renaissance Church that provides a good break from the casinos and high-rise hotels. The nearby mini-republic of San Marino provides good area views, and the castle of San Leo is an impressive site. But since much of the ...

Rimini is well known as a popular summer beach resort for Italian families. It is increasingly gaining fame for its nightlife and summer party scene for European jet-setters, with clubs, restaurants, and a music scene to party away the nights, and lounge in the days in the Piazza Tre Martiri or Piazza Cavour. Aside from the summer crowds, Rimini has a few cultural sites, including the Tempio Malatestiano, an impressive Renaissance Church that provides a good break from the casinos and high-rise hotels. The nearby mini-republic of San Marino provides good area views, and the castle of San Leo is an impressive site. But since much of the area was bombed to the ground in WWII, don't expect too many genuine old buildings, though appropriately enough, the region has an aviation museum with combat aircraft. Rimini also boasts a museum in honor of film director and native son Federico Fellini.

Rimini is an accessible destination for families as well, with nearby waterpark, amusement park, aquarium, and family-friendly beach activities and facilities along nine miles of sandy coastline dominated by umbrellas and lounge chairs.

Bill Fink
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Bill Fink is coauthor of Pauline Frommer's Italy, contributing the introduction, sections on Tuscany and Umbria, and chapters on Italian food, arts, and history.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: Rimini is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and capital city of the Province of Rimini. It is located on the Adriatic Sea, on the coast between the rivers Marecchia and Ausa.
  • Language: Italian
  • Currency: Euro
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
  • Weather: Rainfall | Daylight
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  • Best Time to Visit:

    Late spring for sightseeing, summer if you're into the "scene" and don't mind crowds