Travel to Rimini

Ponte di Tiberio, 1

Rimini is a small seaside port city in the northeast of Italy. I had not planned to travel to Rimini, but went through it on the way to San Marino. Luckily I had a half a day to explore the city. My favourite part was seeing the interesting and beautiful street art around the Piazzetta Gabena area. I found it by chance while walking around, and was really impressed by the creativity. In fact, I will write a separate post just about the street art so I can share more photos.

In addition to the street art, Rimini has beaches, a harbour and a cute old town. There are also old city walls, arches and a Roman amphitheatre to visit. Unfortunately, I did not have much time to try the local cuisine so just stopped for one pizza break.

Porta Montanara
Porta Montanara
Piazza Cavour
Piazza Cavour
Spiaggia libera
Spiaggia libera


  • Piazzetta Gabena and Borgo San Giuliano street art
  • Ponte di Tiberio
  • Parco Federico Fellini and fountain
  • Mercato Coperto di Rimini
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Monumento alla Resistenza
  • Malatestiano Temple
  • Porta Galliana
  • Porta Montanara
  • Arco di Augusto
  • Domus del Chirurgo archaeological site
  • Abside Chiesa San Michelino in Foro ruins
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Rimini
  • Piazza Cavour
  • Castel Sismondo
  • Vecchia Pescheria – Old fish market
  • Saint Agostino Church
  • Statua di Giulio Cesare
  • La Ruota Panoramica Ferris Wheel
  • Tortuga Beach
  • Spiaggia libera

Before you go

  • Located in the Emilia-Romagna region
  • The city is quite flat, which makes it easy to walk around
  • Street art in this city is well-known and worth seeing; there are even organised tours
  • Best months to visit are May through September
  • Weather is usually mild, since it is along the Adriatic Sea coast
  • Beaches stretch along most of the east coast of the city, some public and some private
  • Rimini is a good place to depart from to visit San Marino by bus
  • Rimini has its own airport, Federico Fellini International Airport
  • The Rimini Market is open every day except for Sunday
  • Try the local piadina, an Emilia-Romagna bread made with flour, sea salt and pork lard
  • Official Rimini Tourism Website
Mercato Coperto di Rimini
Mercato Coperto di Rimini
Vecchia Pescheria - Old fish market
Vecchia Pescheria – Old fish market
Rimini Canal
Rimini Canal


  • I took a train to Rimini from Bologna and it took about an hour and twenty minutes. In 2019, this cost 11 euros
  • From Rimini, I departed to San Marino on the bus which took less than an hour


  • I only visited for the day so did not stay in any accommodation
Castel Sismondo
Castel Sismondo
Piazza Cavour
Piazza Cavour
Arco di Augusto
Arco di Augusto
Pizza in Rimini
Pizza in Rimini


During my short visit, I only had the chance to eat pizza at a restaurant that is no longer there. It was delicious and fresh, and very Italian!

Along the Viale Amerigo Vespucci, there are many restaurants and most have a beach view.

Statue of Julius Caesar
Statue of Julius Caesar
Borgo San Giuliano
Borgo San Giuliano
Statua di Papa Paolo V
Statua di Papa Paolo V


Q: Do I need a tour guide?

A: No, it is a small city and easy to find the places of interest

Q: Do people speak English?

A: Yes, most people spoke some English

Q: Is it a walkable city?

A: Yes it is walkable and that was a great way to get around and see the city

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