Rimini is the most popular resort in Italy, where for 15 kilometers stretch the magnificent sandy beaches, hotels, restaurants, discos. The city is considered a shopping center, many foreign resellers come here for goods. But the main advantage of Rimini is, of course, numerous attractions. You should definitely rent a car and see for yourself the Triumphal Arch of Augustus, which was built in 27 BC, the castle of Sismondo, built in the Renaissance style, the ancient Roman house “House of the Surgeon”, built in the period BC. It is worth taking the time to go through the malls and renew the wardrobe in the Italian manner, as well as visit several establishments with local cuisine and try Parma ham, parmesan. Entertainment lovers will surely enjoy spending their leisure time in the “Italy in Miniature” park,
Federico Fellini International Airport ( Rimini Federico Fellini Airport )
IATA code: RMI
Location: 8 km from Rimini
Official website: http://riminiairport.com/
Information: +39 0541 379800
The car rental service at Rimini Airport is provided by the companies: Hertz, Budget, Sicily by car, etc. Rental car rental desks are located in the arrivals area. Near the airport, parking for 300 cars is equipped.
Having rented a car, go to the main square of the city, where there are interesting architectural monuments. Tourists can visit the Palace of the Warden, the medieval congregation and the Palace of Communities. During the earthquake and World War II, the latter was particularly affected. There is also the Pigna fountain, made of white marble, and at the top decorated with a fir cone, which symbolizes the independence of the Roman Empire. On a hot day, you can drink water from here and quench your thirst. It is also worth visiting the fish market located near Cavour Square since the 18th century. Here you can buy fresh seafood and souvenirs. By the way, the merchants' counters remained stone.
Corso d´ augusto
The arch of the emperor Augustus is a legendary attraction, which has more than two millennia. Several centuries ago, it served as the southern city gate in the walls. The foundation of the gate is also preserved, it is located near the arch itself. Considering a historical monument, one can notice relief medallions with images of four gods: Neptune, Zeus, Apollo, Minevra. In the upper part of the arch there used to be an emperor controlling horses, but today you can see a notched top.
The Malatesta Temple, built in the XII century, is considered the best example of Franciscan Gothic. In the XV century, it was decided to reconstruct the shrine, however, neither the money nor the strength was enough to realize the original idea. Nevertheless, today, having entered the temple, it will be possible to see with pleasure the work “Crucifixion” by Giotto, made at the beginning of the 14th century and the fresco by Piero della Francesca, which depicts Sigismondo Malatesta kneeling before his patron.
Viale Tiberio, 11
When traveling by rental car, be sure to take the time to explore the Bridge of Tiberius or as it is also called the “Devil's Bridge”. The second name was not given in vain: the structure was built in 14 BC, and wooden piles are still in perfect condition, so the bridge can stand for at least a few millennia. The design consists of five arches arranged in ascending order. Passing through it, one feels the special energy of the place and will - involuntarily it begins to seem that the legend of the devil is not fiction at all.
It’s not necessary to visit all the cities of Italy and Europe to see the most famous sights, you can just go to the park “Italy in miniature”. Tourists are given the opportunity to inspect more than 270 architectural structures - copies made on a 1:25 scale. The miniature Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Cathedral of Milan, a copy of Mount Etna and much more makes an indelible impression. Each object is made with incredible accuracy, so the desire to see the original may not arise.
50 kilometers from Rimini is the last capital of the Western Roman Empire - Ravenna. The city is famous for its numerous Byzantine and early Christian mosaics. Here you can slowly walk along the old streets, find amazing alleys hidden from the eyes of many tourists and try national dishes in cafes and restaurants. The main pride of Ravenna is its many attractions. It is worth visiting the mausoleum of Theodorich and the mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Orthodox Baptistery and visit the grave of Dante. The city is still famous for its resorts. For youth recreation Lido Adriano is suitable, for family - Punta Marina Terme. The most popular is Lido di Savio, where in addition to hotels there are rowing and equestrian schools, tennis courts, shops for every taste.
Rent a car and go to the incredible city of Ferrara, which carefully preserves the spirit of the Middle Ages. For several centuries (mid-13th - end of the 16th centuries) the residence of the ruling d'Este family was located here. Under the patronage of the dukes, Titian, Torquato Tasso, Antonio Pisanello, Petrarch, Ludovico Ariosto liked to be in the city. Thanks to the d'Este family, many unique architectural objects have appeared in Ferrara. Here, the Renaissance and medieval styles, the “new” and the “old” are incredibly combined. Arriving in Ferrara, of course, first of all it is worth visiting the castles that once belonged to a noble family: Castello Estense castle (built at the end of the 12th century) and d'Este Palazzo Munichipale (dating from the middle of the 15th century). Ferrara Cathedral, built in the XII century, is no less popular among tourists.
Another interesting area. Where you can go on a day trip - Modena. It is a lively medieval center with vibrant market stalls, incredible palaces and squares. Fans of historical attractions should visit the Piazza Grande, look at the tower of Torre Civica and go to the cathedral. It is interesting that in the vicinity of the city there are Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini factories, so in 99% of cases the presentation of new cars of these brands takes place in Modena.
Imola is not just a small Italian town. It was here that the ancient Roman road Via Emilia was laid, and outside the city the Ferrari circuit was equipped, where Formula 1 competitions were held. In Imola, there is a famous factory of porcelain stoneware and ceramic tiles, whose products have been in demand since the middle of the XIX century. The first step is to go to Piazza Maggiore, which is considered the historical center of Imola, to consider the tower, arcades, numerous passages. After you can turn into one of the alleys and see small amazing buildings. It is interesting that the city buildings are painted in warm colors, which makes it cozy and bright even in cloudy weather.
Having rented a car, go to Riccione to diversify your vacation. Tourists with children should visit the dolphinarium, which is considered the largest on the coast and visit the water park "Aquafan". Going to the tourist port with a berth for yachts, you can see a variety of ships and, if desired, make a small cruise. Ceccarini Street is especially popular with a wide variety of restaurants and boutiques. In warm weather, you should visit the local beach and enjoy the clear sea and gentle sunshine. If you decide to stay in Riccione for a few days, you can stay in one of the small hotels and enjoy the hospitality of the locals.
Via Donato Bramante, 7 / A http://www.biositalia.com/
If in the morning you prefer exclusively organic dishes, head to the Bio´s Cafe. The menu offers all kinds of buns and sandwiches, as well as breakfast options for vegetarians and vegans. The establishment is popular due to the fact that you can eat the right food here, while paying the average price. The attentive staff will make sure that everything ordered is to your taste, and you want to return here again.
Lungomare Augusto Murri, 65 http://www.i-fame.it/
Get gastronomic and ecstatic pleasure at Ristorante I Fame. The interior is made in a futuristic style, every detail organically fits into the overall idea. In anticipation of the main order, guests are necessarily treated with compliments from the restaurant, so time passes unnoticed, and even more appetite is played out. It is worth trying tuna in a jar, carbonara, lasagna, and local wine. The facility is suitable for a family dinner, as well as for celebrating special events.
Viale Porto Palos 64
Drive your rental car to Ristorante Pizzeria Adriatico to satisfy your hunger with fresh seafood and Italian specialties. The hosts are welcomed by the hosts, help to comfortably accommodate themselves and offer different dishes and wine for every taste. The key to the success of the restaurant is delicious food and large portions. It is worth trying pizza, mussels, fish, and then enjoy the compliments from the cook. By the way, the restaurant is especially popular among locals who know a lot about food.
Via Gabriello Chiabrera, 34 C https://www.quartopianoristorante.com/cena/
Quartopiano Suite Restaurant - a restaurant with an original interior and incredible views from the terrace. The highlight of the institution is that it is located on the roof of the building, which makes the atmosphere inside and out completely romantic. You can order a tasting menu and try just a little bit, so that next time you know exactly what you can like or try a fish and meat menu. Submission and service are beyond praise.
Via Amintore Galli 6 https://www.facebook.com/riminivicolo
For a late dinner with a glass of wine, Vicolo Wine & Food is fine. The menu offers a large assortment of dishes, and thanks to large portions you can quickly get enough. In case all places are occupied, you will be offered a table on the second floor. The staff will help arrange a romantic dinner with all the attributes or provide you with a satisfying and enjoyable dinner with friends. A cozy interior and an endless number of delicious dishes have a nice meal.
Viale Amerigo Vespucci, 24
+39 0541 50114 http://www.hoteldelondres.it/en/ double room - from € 84
In case you want to rent a car to explore Rimini and its surroundings and are looking for a reasonable price, Hotel De Londres is the place to be. Attentive staff will help you quickly check in, despite the time of day and the number of suitcases. The cozy rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a pleasant stay. It offers a fitness center, spa, jacuzzi, free parking.
Viale Lago Garda, 10
+39 0541 720642 http://www.hotelorizzonti.com/index.php/en/ double room - from € 60
The main advantage of Hotel Orizzonti is its good location. Nearby is a popular attraction - the park “Italy in miniature”. The hotel is far from noisy roads and institutions, so it’s great to hide from the hustle and bustle. The rooms are simple, while each of them has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Friendly staff will make sure that you are satisfied with everything.
Parco Federico Fellini
+39 0541 56000 http://www.grandhotelrimini.com/ double room - from € 159
For a romantic getaway in Rimini, Grand Hotel Rimini is a good choice. Each room has its own original interior, organically complemented by antique furniture. It offers views of the beach and the sea. After a delicious breakfast in the restaurant, you can head to the pool or fitness center. Those wishing to explore the city’s architecture can quickly reach any point of interest. In the evening, after a busy day, you can enjoy your time in the spa or jacuzzi.
Viale XXV Marzo 1831
+39 0541 732518 http://www.hotelrimini4stelle.it/ double room - from € 48
Rimini Suite Hotel is a small, cozy hotel where you can relax with the whole family. Its highlight is a stylish interior in white colors. Some rooms have a private jacuzzi on the balcony where you can relax in the evenings. The rooms are spacious, without extra details. The restaurant serves a delicious and varied breakfast in the morning. Those who adhere to a healthy lifestyle will have the opportunity to visit the fitness center, pool. Tourists using rental cars can use the free parking.
Viale Tripoli, 211
+39 0541 393914 http://www.erbavogliohotel.com/ double room - from € 73
In the city center is the cozy Erbavoglio Hotel. Nearby are restaurants, shops, the beach (5-7 minutes on foot). Friendly staff will help you get comfortable and have a great time at the hotel. Guests are offered a varied breakfast and a small range of services, including: transfer, room-service, spa. Couples will be able to entrust their child with a competent nanny and head to the local bar for dinner.
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