If you find yourself lucky enough to end up on the Adriatic coast of Italy, give some serious thought to spending your time in the bustling resort of Rimini. A secret well kept by the Italians, this is where they choose to sun themselves and escape the hum drum of daily life. This means that the food is exquisite and very authentic, and the people are very friendly and always happy to see a foreigner. This does mean however that it can be difficult to find speakers of any languages other than lingua italiana.
This ancient village has been inhabited for over 2000 years, originally founded by the Romans and dubbed Ariminum. Today many leftovers remain to enthuse visitors interested in delving into Italy’s ancient past.
In typically Mediterranean style, Rimini is blessed with exorbitant sunshine in the summertime and warm, mild - albeit quiet - winters. This makes the town great for those looking to laze on the beach or find a worthwhile getaway to explore out of season.
Holiday in Rimini
The main draw for visitors to Rimini is the 15km of exquisite beachfront known as La Marina. Here you will find many excellent bars, restaurants and a range of activities and water sports. Being predominantly a tourist town, when the sun sets this area becomes the party centre of town, with revellers spilling out onto cobbled streets and enjoying the warm Italian nights with cold Italian drinks.
Stepping away from the sand, those with a cultural slant are spoilt for choice of sights to see and sites to explore. Reminding history buffs of its rich Roman heritage are relics such as the Augustus Arch, the Tiberius Bridge and the Domus of the Surgeon – an archaeological discovery from the 2nd century that fascinates visitors with its mosaics, decorations and ancient medical instruments.
For a more modern exploration of culture try visiting the Federico Fellini Museum, dedicated to the famous film director, and a trip to Italia in Miniature is always popular with the kids.
And not wanting to take away from the positive Italian stereotype, Rimini boasts boutique outlets selling fashion from all the major Italian designers, as well as lesser known but just as well-crafted ones, including Gucci, Dior and Chanel.
Renting holiday accommodation in Rimini
A holiday in Rimini is a gateway into how Italians spend their holidays. In order to enjoy a bigger slice of local life, you can’t do better than stay in a holiday rental. Apart from all the extra authenticity of staying in your own home with its own unique character, a holiday rental means more space, for less money. And at the end of a long day lounging on the beach, exploring local ruins or simply shopping and relaxing in Italian cafes, nothing beats taking your goods bought form the local market and whipping up a delicious meal in your very own kitchen before retiring to the balcony with an ice cold glass of Italian white.