Rimini, what to see and do

  • Municipality: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Getting there: A14 highway, Rimini nord or Rimini sud exit; Rimini Centrale FS train station (P.le C. Battisti), Rimini-San Marino "F. Fellini" Airport (Via Flaminia, 409), bus service and MetroMare(Start Romagna). Navigate with Google Maps
  • Parking lots: free and paid (see official Municipality of Rimini page)
  • Tourist information: 0541 53399, info@visitrimini.com . Main Info Points: FS Station (P.le C. Battisti 1), Marina Centro (Parco Fellini, 3)
  • Beaches: 230 bathing establishments, 12 free beaches, disabled beaches, pet friendly beaches
  • Amusement parks: Fiabilandia, Italy in Miniature
  • Monuments: Tiberius Bridge, Augustus Arch, Malatesta Temple, Pigna Fountain, Old Fish Market, Roman Amphitheater, Arengo and Podestà Palaces, Sismondo Castle, St. Augustine Churchhttps://www.museicomunalirimini.it/
  • Museums: City Museum, Surgeon's Domus, Museum of Looks, FM-Fellini Museum. More info on the Rimini Museums website
  • Other places of cultural interest: Theater A. Galli, Grand Hotel, Borgo San Giuliano, Lungofiume degli Artisti, Gambalunga Library, Stone Library.
  • Informazioni aggiornate 17 January 2024
Rimini is a city that offers itself to visitors in its many dimensions: it is a cities of art of Roman origin founded in 268 B.C. under the name Ariminum, but it is also a seaside destination, it is a great cultural stage, the birthplace of many artists starting with Federico Fellini, and it is also a deeply contemporary place where it is easy to have fun and meet. That is why every year it successfully welcomes visitors of all ages and types, attracted by the fun as well as the beaches, food and wine, and cultural offerings.

From Ariminum to Rimini, via the Malatesta.

Tiberius Bridge RiminiRimini, originally Ariminum, was founded by the Romans in 268 BC as a colony under Latin law at the mouth of the Ariminus (now Marecchia) River. Some of the city's main monuments remain from its Roman past: theAugustus Arch, Tiberius Bridge, and the remains of the ancient amphitheater. The Renaissance period also left important traces in the city. It coincides with the rule of the Malatesta family, lords of Rimini between 1400 and 1500. Two important monuments remain from this period: Castel Sismondo, now home to the Fellini Museum, and the Malatesta Temple, an emblem of the Italian Renaissance designed by Leon Battista Alberti. Other places to visit include the City Museum, the Surgeon's Domus, Theater A. Galli.

Beaches, Sea Park and Harbor

Sea Park RiminiThe beaches are the best known face of the city and perhaps the most appreciated, especially in summer. With its 15 km of sandy coastline, Rimini is the European capital of beach vacations. It offers 230 super-equipped bathing establishments and 12 free beaches, ideal for those who want to experience the sea freely and without paying anything. To best appreciate the sparkling and varied atmosphere of the beaches, just take a walk along Rimini's new waterfront, the Parco del Mare, a completely redeveloped area between P.le Marvelli and P.le Fellini, with green areas, inclusive playgrounds for children, and open-air fitness areas. Continuing the walk, one comes to the area of the port, which astonishes with its dual nature: on the east side the canal port with the traditional promenade on the quay to the bronze statue of the sailor's bride stretching out to the open sea; on the west side the new dockyard with moored pleasure boats, seafood restaurants, and the wooden footbridge that reaches almost to the point of rejoining the other shore.

Where to eat

Borgo San Giuliano - RiminiRomagnola cuisine is among the most highly regarded in the world. The gastronomic specialties are many and tasty: ranging from stuffed piadina to passatelli in broth, from tagliatelle with meat sauce to grilled meat or fish, from marinated sardines to cappelletti in broth. Not surprisingly, Rimini has an abundance of restaurants of all kinds. You are spoiled for choice between seafood and meat restaurants and other gastronomic excellence from the hinterland.Restaurants are just about everywhere: lots of them in the seaside area, some in the old town. There is one area, however, where many restaurants of all kinds have been concentrated in recent years, Borgo San Giuliano, the old fishing village between the old town and the port. In this maze of narrow streets protected by rows of low houses repainted in bright colors and decorated with Fellini-inspired murals, you will find piadinerie, typical taverns, fish, meat and vegetarian specialties restaurants. Some names to remember: Retroborgo, La Esse romagnola, La Marianna, Osteria de' Borg, SottoSale.

Where to have fun

Rimini's nightlife hotspot is in the Vecchia Pescheria area in the historic center of Rimini. Here, around the marble stalls that once housed the old fish market, are pubs and clubs of all kinds, some even with outdoor tables, where you can have a drink, dine or spend an evening. Just to name a few: Foyer, Yerbabuena, Guenda, Gate, La Cantinetta, Osteria delle Poveracce. In summer, these clubs are joined by others in the beach area, such as Barrumba, Coconuts, Boomerang, Havana, and Summer.

Italy in Miniature, Fiabilandia and other children's parks

 Rimini is a child-friendly city and has much to offer families including amusement parks, water parks on the beach, water inflatables, inclusive parks and more. Starting from Italy in Miniature, a park that features the main Italian and European monuments in miniature and thus offers a journey through the most representative monuments, squares and places of the boot. Smaller but equally impressive is the part devoted to Little Europe. Also added are interactive experiences such as Venice and Italy Square and educational offerings with the interactive science pavilion Esperimenta, play zones and Cinemagia 7D. Fiabilandia , on the other hand, is the fairy tale theme park. Ideal for children of all ages, it offers attractions such as Merlin's Wizard's Castle, the Valley of the Gnomes, Peter Pan's Bay, the Gold Mine and many others. There are also two water areas within the park, Maui Island and Palm Beach, which make even the sultriest days pleasant.In addition to amusement parks, other places to mark on your agenda are: Boa Bay, the floating park off the coast of Rimini at Bagni no. 47-62; Peter Pan, park with trampolines, car track and other games in the harbor area; Rimini Acquascivoli, slide park with swimming pool on the beach at Rivabella, northern hamlet of Rimini. But the fun does not end there. In Fellini Square and along the Sea Park near the "Pietro and Marco Arpesella" Gardens are two inclusive playgrounds where all children can play together regardless of different abilities. And still, waiting for the little ones are mini golf, sailing school, family-friendly events and more.


Places of interest
  • marker Center (Ceccarini/Dante Street)
  • marker Station
  • marker Aquafan
  • marker Cattolica Aquarium
  • marker Fiabilandia
  • marker Italy in miniature
  • marker Mirabilandia
  • marker Overseas
  • marker Rimini Fair
  • marker Palacongressi Riccione
  • marker Riccione Spa
  • marker Riccione Adventure
  • marker Cocoricò disco
  • marker Rimini Spa
  • marker Tollbooth A14 Riccione
  • marker Rimini Airport
  • marker Misano World Circuit M. Simoncelli