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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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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