Rimini Holidays – Travel Guides & Travel Tips

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Rimini Holidays – Travel Guides, Sights & Travel Tips

The province of Rimini is the southernmost tip of the Emilia-Romagna region. With its landscape consisting mainly of plains, it borders directly on the sea in the east. Here is also their capital, Rimini, which is the largest and probably the liveliest city on the Adriatic coast. Numerous sandy beaches, excellent restaurants and a distinctive nightlife make it the No. 1 tourist magnet. In the immediate vicinity are the provinces of Forli-Cesena to the north, Pesaro and Urbino to the south and the Republic of San Marino to the west. The province of Rimini is known for its hospitality, exquisite cuisine and traditional craftsmanship. Those who spend their holidays in Rimini will experience these aspects up close. The historic past of this area offers a variety of historical buildings from the Romans and from the Middle Ages. Great day trips to Florence, Bologna and Venice are possible by car. Also recommended is a visit to the Republic of San Marino (25 km) and the famous mosaics of Ravenna (30 km).

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Facts and figures for your Rimini holiday

  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Emilia Romagna
  • Area: 533.82 km² (103rd)
  • Population: 288,493 (May 2005)
    of which capital Rimini: 139,420 (June 2008)
  • Population density: 540 inhabitants per km²
  • Number of communities: 20
  • Area code: 0541(country code 0039)
    Telephone to Germany: country code 0049
  • Province Identifier: RN
  • Time zone: CEST
  • Religion:
    84% Roman Catholic
    6% other (Jewish, Muslim, evangelical)
  • Language: Italian

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The History of Rimini

Today's province of Rimini was originally settled by the Etruscans in the 6th century BC. 200 years later they were expelled by the Gauls. In the 2nd century B.C. The Romans took power and founded small towns in 268 BC. BC, the colony of Ariminum (later the city of Rimini), which was under Latin law, was an important strategic trading hub. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the region fell under Byzantine rule. 200 years later, King Pepin conquered the province and presented it to the Pope in 756 AD. In the Middle Ages, the city-states of Emilia Romagna fought for their independence from both Frederick II and the Pope. In the late 13th century, the Malesta dynasty reigned and Rimini became the center of art and culture. In the 16th century Rimini fell to the Papal States. In 1797 Rimini joined the Cisalpine Republic and in 1860 the region was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.

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Rimini Sights & Travel Tips for your Rimini vacation

Holidays in Rimini means above all living the history of the province. Because of its historical past, numerous ancient finds can be found in all areas of the province, including monasteries, churches, ancient monuments, historical places, villas and numerous museums. In the city of Rimini stands, for example, the Roman Arch of Augustus, the Tiberius Bridge, the Amphitheater and the House of the Surgeon, from the Middle Ages the Palazzo dell'Arengo, the Church of Sant'Agostino with frescoes from the 14th century, and from the Renaissance the Tempio Malatestiano and the Castel Sismondo. Other historical sights are the city of Verucchio, the cradle of the Malatesta, Poggio Berni with its street of the mills, Montescudo with the remains of the castle, Torriana with the architectural masterpieces of Montebello and Saiano, San Giovanni in Marignano, the ancient granary of the Malatesta and the Market town of Morciano.

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Community information for your Rimini vacation


The capital of the province of Rimini is Rimini. At the same time, it also has the most inhabitants (almost 140,000). Known for its long sandy beaches and small villages, Rimini is the most famous holiday resort on the Adriatic. Rimini has many sights from Roman and medieval history. Patron of the city: St. Gaudentius (October 14).

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Small town with almost 35,000 inhabitants on the Adriatic Sea. Riccione goes back to archaeological finds in the second century BC. Rich people from Bologna and various celebrities own villas here. If you are looking for a destination for your Rimini holidays, Riccione is ideal for children and adults: water sports, cycling, many discos and cinemas.

Santarcangelo di Romagna

Santarcangelo di Romagna is a small town with 21,000 inhabitants. Annually the Santarcangelo Festival takes place here: this international spectacle promotes theater and dance, the performances can be admired in various outdoor spaces.

Bellaria-Igea Marina

Bellaria is located on the Adriatic Sea and has 15,000 inhabitants. If you want to go on holiday in Rimini and want to be spoiled with culinary delights, this is the best place. There are many restaurants serving traditional fish dishes.


Cattolica is located at the bottom of the province of Rimini by the sea. The city has long sandy beaches, elegant hotels and many fish restaurants. Although Cattolica is quite small (16,000 inhabitants) it has a lot to offer for families and holiday groups: an underwater museum (“Le Navi”), many shops and boutiques and a large cultural offer. Cattolice has monuments from the Renaissance and the Middle Ages.

Misano Adriatico

Misano Adriatico is located on the Adriatic Sea and is a town with almost 12,000 inhabitants. Hotels by the sea, well-equipped and safe beaches, cycle and walking paths and traditional cuisine make Misano a popular vacation spot for families. Nature lovers on holiday in Rimini will find many parks and gardens in the city and can relax in the hinterland: there is plenty of untouched nature along the Conca River. Another attraction is the Santamonica Ring, where motorsport fans get their money's worth. Those who like it upscale will get their money's worth in the port with posh restaurants and sports clubs.


Verruchio is located inland about 18 km from Rimini. It is a small town of just over 9,000 inhabitants and overlooks the Marecchia River. Verruchio dates back to a 12th century BC settlement. back. The influential Malesta family came from here.

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The town has a good 9,000 inhabitants. Coriano is located in the most important agricultural area of the province of Rimini. At the end of World War II, the bloodiest battle of the war in Italy was fought here - a large cemetery with war graves commemorates it.

San Giovanni in Marignano

Municipality with almost 9,000 inhabitants. It includes various villages and is 20 km south-east of Rimini.

Morciano di Romagna

Municipality in the province of Rimini with 6,000 inhabitants.

Nature and wildlife information for your Rimini vacation

The region includes long sandy beaches and two main valleys along the Marecchia and Conca rivers that jut inland. The mountain range of the Appenines reaches close to the coast and gives the landscape a diverse face: very fertile and green hills alternate with rough, rugged gorges. There is a large number of interesting natural landscapes, nature reserves, city parks and botanical gardens to visit during a Rimini holiday. Worth a visit are the protected fauna and ornithological observatory of the Conca River (near Misano Adriatico - Misano Monte) and the oasis (protected area) of "Ca Brigida" in the Marecchia valley near Verucchio with woods, cultivated areas and traces of ancient ones settlements. Admission is free and accessible all year round. Another attraction is the cave of Onferno, which is embedded in a nature reserve that is one of the wildest places in Romagna with its caves, sinkholes, rocks and forests.

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Activities & excursions for your Rimini vacation

The Adriatic invites you to swim, sunbathe and water sports. This is especially true for a Rimini holiday. In addition to the sea, there are thermal baths in Riccione and Rimini. There is a wide range for hydrophobia Offer outdoor activities such as golf, mini golf, go-karting, horseback riding and roller skating. Nature lovers will get their money's worth in numerous parks and nature reserves. The surrounding area is ideal for long bike tours - bikes can be hired in Riccione or Rimini, for example. For art and culture lovers there is a large number of museums and impressive sights from antiquity and the Middle Ages. In addition, cultural events and initiatives linked to tradition take place in various villages and towns throughout the year. Those who like to go out in the evening are well catered for with the wide range of pubs, discotheques, billiards and pools in the larger cities. However, if you travel to Rimini in winter, note: many leisure activities are closed at this time of year, smaller places are then deserted and deserted.

Food and drink for your Rimini vacation

The region's cuisine is characterized by fishing, vegetable and fruit production. Appetizers and fish dishes deserve special mention. They are tastefully seasoned in a nod to central-southern Italian cuisine. Traditional dishes: “Brodetto”: spicy, hearty fish soup, as it was once cooked on fishing boats, with tomatoes, vinegar and black pepper. “Grigliate di pesce”: mixed grilled fish breaded with bread crust soaked in olive oil and parsley. “Piccione farcito”: stuffed roast pigeon. “Ciambelle”: Italian donuts. “Castagnole”: fried chestnut dessert. The local wine is highly recommended: “DOC Colli di Rimini”. The white wine is made from Trebiano grapes, the red wine from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. In addition to wine, extra virgin olive oil and cheese are also produced here. Thanks to these excellent products, the project "Wine and Flavors Route of the Rimini Hills" was born.

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Climate and best travel time for your Rimini vacation

The months of April to October are recommended for a Rimini holiday. The days are mostly sunny, warm and dry. Maximum temperatures of 30 degrees can be expected in July and August. In spring and autumn you have to reckon with cooler days between 10 and 15 degrees. The average number of monthly rainy days is moderate at 4-7, in spring you tend to have to reckon with a little more rain. The period with water temperatures above 20 degrees runs from June to September. The warmest bathing month is August, here the water temperature rises to 24 degrees.

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Accommodation in Rimini

There is a wide range of accommodation options: hotels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, holiday apartments and youth hostels. If you are planning your Rimini vacation in summer book, but it is advisable to book well in advance as the area can get quite crowded and spaces are rare. In the high season, larger hotels usually only offer rooms with half or full board. Without a reservation, you can also inquire directly at one of the tourist information offices upon arrival.

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Arrival information for your Rimini vacation


Rimini-San Marino International Airport (RMI) is located 8 km from the city of Rimini. There are daily direct flights to and from Rome and Milan, as well charter flights to all major European cities. Many charter companies fly to Forli Airport (FRL), which is 55 km from the city of Rimini.



There is a train line (Ravenna-Ancona) along the coast to Rimini. It also stops at smaller resorts.


From the north (Milan) and south (Bari) via the A14 six-lane motorway: exits at Rimini Nord (for Bellaria – Igea Marina, Santarcangelo, Marecchia Valley), Rimini Sud (for Rimini), Riccione (for Riccione and Misano) and Cattolica (for Cattolica and Conca Valley).

Entry requirements for your Rimini vacation

Germans can go to Italy with a valid (or a German passport that has not been valid for more than one year) or enter the country with a valid identity card. Children must either be listed in their parents' passport or carry their own ID card. Unaccompanied children under the age of 15 should carry a police-certified declaration of consent from their parents/guardians. A passport is required for the entry of citizens from non-EU countries. Personal luggage is duty-free, the following maximum amounts apply for personal consumption: 1 liter of spirits, 2 liters of wine, beer, etc., 200 g of tobacco (200 cigarettes or 50 cigars) and travel provisions for one day. If you are on holiday in Rimini and bring pets, the following applies: cats and dogs must be clearly identifiable - readable microchip or tattoo (until 2010). An EU pet passport with a valid rabies vaccination must be carried.

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Rimini Holidays – Travel Guides, Sights & Travel Tips – Embassies and consulates information for your Rimini vacation


Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Rome
Address: Via San Martino della Battaglia 4, 00185 Roma
Phone: 0039 06 49 21 31
Fax (0039 06) 445 26 72
Official languages: English, French, Italian


Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Administrative district for the province of Rimini
Address: Via Solferino 40, 20121 Milano
Phone: 0039 02 623 11 01
Fax (0039 02) 655 42 13
Email: info@mailand.diplo.de


Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany
Consular District: Province of Rimini
Address: Viale Trieste 3/E, 47037 Rimini
Phone: 0039 0541 2 77 84
Fax: (0039 0541) 2 77 84
Email: hk.brdrimini@libero.it

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