Rimini is on Italy`s east coast, about 200 miles south of Venice, on the Adriatic Sea. It`s in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Nearby locations include Ravenna, the city of mosaics, the Republic of San Marino, and Le Marche region.How do I get from the airport to my hotel?
The closest international
airport is Federico Fellini International Airport
(also referred to as Rimini-Miramare), located 5
miles southeast of the city center. Local bus 9 (Aeroporto) runs from the
airport to Rimini`s train station, the cost is about €1.50, 25 minutes, every 10 to 30
minutes, 5:55am to 10:35pm.
A further alternative in terms of getting to Rimini by air refers to landing at Forli Airport. The venue is located roughly some 18 miles from Rimini, and it provides connections with European cities like Berlin, Paris, Bucharest, Sofia, Moscow, Cluj and Prague. Tourists who land at Forli Airport can get to Rimini by train.
Lastly, visitors can get to Rimini by landing at Bologna Airport. This is located 62 miles from Rimini, so would not be the most practical, but it is an alternative. To get into Rimini from Bologna Airport you can use the bus in order to reach the train station onward to Rimini.
Rimini is serviced by one major train
station and by other four minor train stations, the latter
providing connections with local or regional destinations.
The largest and most important of all stations in Rimini refers to the one located in Piazzale Cesare Battisti. The RFI train station is located only a 10-minute walk from the historic center of the city, and the trains departing from and arriving at this station link Rimini to all major cities in the Emilia Romagna region. There are also local buses that can take you to your final destination.
Local buses run to the beach areas, train station, and historic
center. The free blue line bus connects the disco area west of town to the main
beach area. In summer, some buses run all night.
AM (Agenzia Mobilita) and TRAM Servizi are the main bus companies that service Remini. They provide connections with other notable destinations nearby the city or Rimini proper, such as Riccione, Cattolica, Verucchio or Bellaria. They also operate in city system, meaning they have several lines just within the city.
Besides the numerous network of lines that covers as much as possible from the city and province of Rimini alike, the two companies put forward two extra services, services which refer to the so-called Blue Line (a line made especially for tourist purposes, that is, for transporting partygoers from one disco to another throughout the Adriatic Riviera at night) and to Collinea (it to designed to service tourist purposes, materialized in bus tours throughout the Malatesta Seigniory).
In Rimini there are plenty of taxi ranks, strategically located in some of the top tourist spots such as Piazzale C. Battisti Stazione, Fiera, Hospital, Piazza Cavour, Piazzetta Teatini, Piazza Tripoli, Miramare Train Station, Viserba and Marina Centro. Generally, taxis charge about €1.30 per kilometer, but tourists who travel at night, with luggage, animals or outside Rimini should expect to be charged according to a list of additional rates (€1.00 extra if traveling on Sundays or holidays, €0.50 extra for each suitcase, some €0.30 extra if traveling by night etc.)Is Rimini a walking city?
Most hotels are within
walking distance of the beach and the center, 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.
Also, there are walks recommended for parts of Rimini, given most of the historic center is labeled as ZTL (Limited Traffic zone) and that there are several pedestrian areas with history to explore.
Driving can be difficult, especially in summer. If you do have a
car you will need to acquire a permit for crossing the historic center if you
plan to drive into this area. The police station issues these such permits.
Parking lots are located throughout the city. Most of them are fitted with parking meters. Some are supervised by attendants, whereas others require will require a permit pass. Visitors can use the convenient parking lots located in Piazza Malatesta, Piazza Ferrari, Piazza Valturio, on Via Soleri Brancaleoni, nearby Palazzo Ghetti, on Via Clementini, Via Roma, Via de la Fierra, nearby Torre Pedrera.
There are bike rentals around the beaches and
some hotels offer free bicycles to guests. This is a great way to explore the
area with more than 18 miles of cycle paths. And with the historic center being
labeled as a limited traffic zone, discovering this area by bike is a great way
Rimini offers plenty of bike rental companies and bike stands. The city also offers a bicycle sharing system.
The currency used in Italy is the Euro, US dollars are not accepted.I don`t speak Italian. Will many people speak English?
Italian is the language of Rimini and locals tend to speak this with a strong accent, with many also speaking a local Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect. Although many residents involved with the Rimini tourist trade do speak English to some degree, we suggest you get a good English-Italian guidebook and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1-10.What is the best area for nightlife?
The whole town is geared toward tourists, so the nightlife is lively with bars, pubs, nightclubs, arcades and restaurants all over town, many open all night. Many of these establishments can be found along Lungomare Augusto and Viale Vespucci one block inland. Rock Island is near the Ferris wheel on a little point out in the sea. The big discos can be found in Riccione, the next town over. Some of them offer shuttle service and the blue line free bus connects discos to the main beach area. A night out in Rimini starts late and finishes in the wee hours - don`t expect the music, dancing, and people-watching to really kick in until 11pm or later.What are the beaches to go to in Rimini?
Marina Centro and Lungomare
Augustore are ground zero for beaches and nightlife. Beaches spread
north and south with those farther from the center more family-oriented. A
seafront promenade runs along the coast. Many of the beaches are private stabilimenti, with cabanas,
umbrellas, and beach chairs for a day-use fee.
Rimini Terme is a thermal spa on the sea with treatment facilities, four heated saltwater pools, and a wellness center. It's set in a park with a fitness trail, beach, and playground.
Rimini is a great
place to eat out and visitors can choose from hundreds of restaurants. Dining
options range from small cafes, eateries and bars on the beachfront, to more upscale
restaurants located on the seafront and all around Rimini city center.
Rimini also offers a wide variety of cuisine, including light snacks, pizza and pasta dishes. Both high quality, traditional Italian cuisine and some international favorites feature on many restaurant menus.
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. The food is generally very good and inexpensive.
Since the city is on the seashore it is suggested to have a fish-based dish, from grilled fish to seafood kebabs. There is an abundance of seaside restaurants, particularly on the seafront in San Guilano, wehre you can sample the best of Italian seafood cuisine. Traditional dishes in Rimini include the humble `piadina`, a type of bread made using flour, water, salt and lard. It is usually served with cold meats or a soft cheese known as `squacquerone`. Local pasta dishes also abound, usually involving tagliatelle or cappelletti, or the favorite of ravioli served with meat sauce or clams.
If you`re looking a nicer restaurant in Rimini, the Borgo San Giuliano district is home to a number of top-class restaurants. During the summer, it`s always worth making reservations ahead.
Restaurants in Rimini
tend to serve lunches between 12:00pm and 3:00pm. In the evening, diners arrive
from 7:30pm onwards, with restaurants closing at 11:00pm or later. It`s worth
noting that most Italians tend to eat lunch at 12:30 and dinner from 10:00.
As is the case in most Italian cities, Rimini is generally quite child-friendly when it comes to dining out at lunchtime. However, if families are planning to eat out in the evening, it`s worth checking on restaurant policy, particularly if the venue is upper scale.
Rimini has plenty of
shopping opportunities for everyone. You will find a range from high-end
fashion stores and chic boutiques to tiny, independent shops selling
handcrafted goods. A great way to take in the atmosphere of Rimini is by
visiting a market where you can take in the sounds, sounds and smells of the
city. Shopping aficionados may also like to take a trip to the nearby duty-free
Republic of San Marino.
Shopping Hours: Markets start trading from around 7:00am, so it`s best to get there early in the morning if you`re in search of a bargain or two.
Shops in Rimini open from 9:00am until lunchtime, closing at 1:00pm and reopening from 3:30pm or 4:00pm. The shopping day comes to an end at 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Some smaller shops may close for one or two afternoons a week and on Sundays. On the other hand, larger shops and seafront shops may operate continuously during the day and at the weekend during the peak season.
Where to shop: Rimini`s Corso d`Augusto is the main place to shop, starting at Arco d`Agosto, through Piazza Tre Martiri, and on to the Ponte di Tiberio. The shopping in this part of Rimini has something for every type of shopper, with plenty of chic clothing, local pottery and giftware. This is also the place to come if you want to explore Rimini`s main department stores.
There are countless shops in and around the Marina Centro area, these shops are mainly geared towards tourists.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, the local market takes place in the Piazza Malatesta and Piazza Cavour. An antiques and vintage market is held on Rimini`s Piazza Cavour, Vecchia Pescheria and Piazza Malatesta on the last Sunday of every month (except during July and August).
The huge `Le Befane` is a shopping mall outside of the central area of Rimini. This is the largest shopping center in the region with over 130 shops.
Note: VAT (Value Added Tax) is 22%. Travelers from outside the EU can claim back sales tax on purchases over 155 euros.
Emergency, dial 112
Ambulance, dial 118
Hospital - those in need of medical services in Rimini should head to the hospital along the Viale Luigi Settembrini. An emergency doctor (Guardia Medica) can be reached by phone on +39 0541 70 57 57.