Rimini sits in the province of Emilia Romagna on Italy’s north western Adriatic coast. For those of us coming from the UK, it’s an hour and a half away from Bologna Airport. It’s a seaside city based around the ancient city of Ariminum, so it has a historic centre.complete with ancient, medieval and more recent buildings.
And ancient heritage (the subject of a future blog) isn’t hard to find either, including the impressive Arch of Augustus.
The town’s railway station divides that historic centre from the seaside area. At the latter, there are miles and miles of golden beaches. The ‘Bagni’ system makes this a little different from British beaches. While access to the seafront is free, the area further back from the sea has sub-divided into handily-numbered organized spaces, with ombrellini for hire, changing cabins, cafes, playgrounds and all kinds of sports activities.
Meanwhile, an 18th Century lighthouse stands guard over the canal port area, with its boats, panoramic wheel and fishermen enjoying the view over the city’s marina.
So, much more than a seaside city and lots to explore.