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Introduction

Ponte Tiberio - Rimini

Ponte Tiberio - Rimini

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Rimini is a city on the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy. It's located in the Emilia-Romagna region between the Marecchia and Ausa rivers, and is the capital of the province of Rimini. It has about 150,000 inhabitants which becomes much larger in the summer when the city is one of the most popular beach resorts in the country.

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Sights and Activities

  • The 13th century cathedral San Francesco, or maybe better known as Tempio Malatestiano.
  • Arch of Augustus
  • San Giuliano Martire Church
  • Tiberius Bridge
  • The 2nd century Amphitheater
  • Castel Sismondo
  • Palazzo dell'Arengo e del Podestà
  • The church of St. John the Evangelist
  • The church of San Giovanni Battista
  • Church of San Fortunato
  • Bell tower of former cathedral Santa Colomba
  • Archeological Museum
  • Paul V statue

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Weather

Rimini has got a Mediterranean climate though temperatures are a little lower compared to places more to the south. Summers last from June to September when average daytime temperatures hoover around 25 °C to 30 °C on most days and nights are pleasantly warm around 16 °C. Winters last from December to February when it's around 8 °C during the day and around or just above zero at night. Unlike typical Mediterranean climates, it hasn't got very dry summers and even winters are not significantly wetter compared to summers when some rainshowers are possible as well. Average precipitation is around 40mm a month this more than double from September to November which are by far the wettest months.

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Getting There

By Plane

Federico Fellini International Airport near the city handles all flights. Ryanair flies to and from Bristol, East Midlands, Frankfurth Hahn, London-Stansted and Stockholm-Skavsta and Air Berlin has flights to and from Basel, Karlsruhe and Nuremberg although those are seasonal (summer) flights only. Several other destinations with a few other airlines include Tirana, Rome, Munich, Vienna, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Lampedusa, Cologne/Bonn, Hannover and Stuttgart (last three also seasonal).

By Train

Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), the national railway, has trains to Ancona (1 hours), Bari (6 hours), Ravenna (one hour) and Bologna (1,5 hours), among other places.

By Car

The A14 toll road goes south into La Marche or northwest towards Bologna and Milan. There is also the SS16 tollfree route, but it's quite a busy route.

By Bus

There are buses along the regional coastal area and daily in summer to Rome (5,5 hours), twice a week from October to May. Buses also go to San Marino, which is only 45 minutes away.

By Boat

Ancona, which is only about 1 hour by train from Rimini, has dozens of ferry lines operating services across the Adriatic Sea to Croatia and even further south to Greece.

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Getting Around

Most hotels are within walking distance of the beach and the centre, but if you want to take a trip along the coast or inland, buses run regularly from the train station and are frequent and cheap.

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Eat

In Rimini you can find several good places to eat. Since the city is on the seashore it is suggested to have a fish-based dish. Some of the best restaurant are: Lo Squero, Il Lurido, Da Guido, Marinelli. Usually with every dish you will get the famous "Piadina", a thin and very tasty sort of bread.

At the beach in the San Guiliano a Mare area, there are restaurants on the beach where one typically dines Al Fresco in warm weather. Although one might be wary of such establishments, the food is excellent and inexpensive. A typical dinner might cost only €5-€6 for the meal alone. Sometimes they offer a multi-plate dinner (good for 2 or even 3 persons) for €18 that includes a 1/4 litre of wine. There are also excellent restaurants just off the main streets.

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Drink

The whole town is geared towards tourists, so the night life is very good and there are bars everywhere. Once the sun goes down, the streets of Rimini come alive with lights, colour and noise as the sunbathers of the day become the revellers of the evening. There are however no "real" clubs in Rimini; only bars with dance floors. For real clubbing you have to go to Riccione, the next town over, which is about a 15 minute drive away. There is however one club called Carnaby's which is on the outskirts of Rimini and it has a free shuttle bus; the club is also within walking distance.

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Sleep

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 44.0589509
  • Longitude: 12.5631915

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