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|Written by Jo Linsdell|
Tourist information guide to Rimini
Rimini is located on the Adriatic coast and is famous for its long beaches and hundreds of bars, clubs and other nightlife entertainment. Rimini is associated with beach parties, sunshine and a large tourism industry. It is a place popular with locals as well as people from all over Europe.
As a renowned resort area Rimini is well connected and easy to reach by plane, train and car. Low cost airlines like Ryanair fly there making it an affordable destination too. Buses run from Rimini international Airport to the railway station in the centre of town. The train line runs up and down the coast. If travelling by car the main motorways/roads are the A14, SS72 and the SS16. Venice to Rimini: about a 3.5 train ride. Most of the time the trains from Venice will stop at Bologna before going to Rimini. Rome to Rimini: There is usually one direct train per day, and it takes about 3.5 hours. By bus, it is about a 5 hour ride from Rome. [Another option: Car rental in Italy]
Rimini is crowded during the summer months but becomes a bit of a ghost town during the winter as the beach and most of the shops along the marina shut down until the good weather returns. The city centre is open all year round however and offers plenty to keep you entertained. By visiting at the beginning or end of the summer season is probably the best period as you should find slightly less crowds but also get to experience the best that the town has to offer.
Visiting Rimini during summer season will give you plenty of options to enjoy the beautiful beach. (Voted one of Italy's best beaches) There are over two hundred establishments that offer you all the amenities and facilities like chairs, huts, restrooms, etc to spend a nice beach day. Many shops and restaurants are directly at the beach or in the nearby streets (lungomare) such as Viale Regina Elena, and Viale Regina Margherita.
From the Renaissance and medieval palaces around Piazza Cavour to archaeological gems like the Galliana gate (Torrione dei Cavalieri), the city centre offers a variety of sites worth exploring. The gate actually dates from the 1200's and was used as a part of a defensive wall system around the city during the time of Frederick II (13th century).
Tiberio's bridge crosses the touristic harbour in Rimini and although it is often busy with traffic it is over 2000 years old. If you go down to the path that runs along side the water you'll get a better view of this historic national monument. Take a walk around the nearby area you'll find colorful buildings and beautiful wall paintings.
The cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region is considered to be the best in Italy. Home to a variety of cheeses, Parma ham, Aceto Balsamico tradizionale and other gastronomic delights the region has plenty to keep all tastes happy. One of the local specialties is a fish soup (zuppa di pesce) that has a thick full-flavored tomato sauce with vinegar and blackened with pepper.
Perhaps the best night-life in Italy can be found in Rimini. There are bars and discos that stay open until the wee hours of the morning, especially during the summer. Most of them are located on the hills to the west of the city. There are many buses that can take you to them.
So if you are looking for a Italian vacation filled with a great beach scene, nightlife, a little bit of history, etc., then Rimini should be on your agenda.
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