Rimini is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northeast Italy. The province has a long tourist tradition, and is famous for the seaside resorts of the Romagna Riviera of Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, Bellaria-Igea Marina and Misano Adriatico which extend along its 30 km of coastline along the Adriatic Sea.
- 1 Rimini is a resort town popular with Italians and Russians.
- 2 Riccione is another popular resort nearby on the coast.
- 3 Novafeltria has a town centre established in the 10th century.
- 4 Pennabilli has the wacky Garden of Forgotten Fruits and the Petrified Garden.
- 1 San Marino is an independent microstate perched on a hilltop above Rimini. It won't take you long.
- 2 Parco naturale regionale del Sasso Simone e Simoncello is in the hills above Pennabilli. The highest peak is Mt Carpegna, 1415 m.
Fast trains run hourly from Milan via Bologna to Rimini and continue down the coast to Ancona, Bari and Lecce. Regional trains also ply between Ravenna, Rimini and Riccione.
By road from the north follow A14 Autostrada Adriatica from Bologna past Faenza, Forlì and Cesena.
- The Fellini museum in Rimini showcases the great film director.
- Pennabilli has the offbeat Garden of Forgotten Fruits and the Petrified Garden.
- Beach: the Adriatic Riviera, miles and miles of sand and regulation-spaced parasols, stretches through Rimini to Riccione.
This province is at the edge of the Romagna wine-growing area. You'll also find Emilia and Bologna wines widely available.
- Usual advice about traffic, care of valuables, and staying clear of rowdy drunks along the beach strip.
- The mountains need suitable clothing and footwear but are of no great height.
- Ravenna (province) north has a lovely old principal city, but the coast is mostly industrial.
- San Marino is a microstate surrounded by Italy. A day-trip will be plenty.