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Holidays in
Rimini

A lively seaside spot in Italy

Rimini is Italy’s most famous seaside resort, devoted to holidays in the sun and hedonism under the stars. There’s more than 40 kilometres of sandy beach along the Rimini Riviera, and in the summer months its shaded beach clubs fill with bronzed sun-worshippers. You can join them at one of these ‘lidos’ by paying a fixed fee which includes a sunlounger, umbrella and private access to the beach, but there are plenty of free areas too.

Rimini city breaks are all about unwinding by day and – if you fancy it – partying all night. There are tons of activities on offer all along the coast, from water skiing to follow-the-leader dance routines in the water – a much-loved Italian summer activity. The carnival atmosphere is enhanced by the amazing nightlife for which the resort is famous. The biggest clubs are found outside town in the hills, with huge dance floors and a soundtrack of disco and hands-in-the-air house. Hit the clubs and join the cool crowd, who like to dress up for a good time.

Rimini has plenty more up its sleeve, including Roman ruins, a picturesque former fishing quarter and outstanding food and wine – it’s located in Emilia-Romagna, arguably the foodiest of Italian regions, after all. So for a stylish seaside escape with ritz, glitz and more besides, city breaks to Rimini offer non-stop glamour.

All resorts in Rimini

Three tips for a top trip

Take the busThe bus network is great. Routes cover the whole city, along the promenade and, during summer, services run all through the night to the out-of-town clubs.
See where Fellini grew upBorgo San Giuliano is Rimini’s most historic district. This pastel-painted fishing quarter dates back to the 11th century, and is where film director Federico Fellini was born.
See another countryUnder an hour from Rimini is one of the world’s smallest countries, San Marino. From its historic centre, perched on a rocky crag, you can expect superb views.

Best attractions to see in Rimini

Baia Imperiale

This crazily over-the-top club has an ancient Roman feel, with huge columns and monumental statues, a pool and an imperial terrace overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Piazza Cavour

Lined with grand Renaissance and Gothic buildings, Rimini’s main piazza is a splendid sight, all terracotta and pale pink façades. It’s the ideal place for a morning coffee.

Tempio Malatestiano

Built atop an existing Gothic church in the 15th century by Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti, Rimini’s cathedral is an imposing sight – even though it was never finished.

Your Rimini questions, answered

Rimini calms down slightly outside the busy summer season, but there are still plenty of restaurants, bars, clubs and cafés to keep you entertained in the quieter months.

There are several water parks and theme parks to choose from, including one that showcases Italian monuments in miniature. There’s a fairground on the promenade, too.

Eating well is practically a religion in Emilia-Romagna, where Rimini is located. It’s the birthplace of Parmesan, Parma ham, balsamic vinegar and many delicious pasta dishes.