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Comune di Rimini

Ancient Rimini
Website: 
Phone: 
+39 0541/704704 Urp (Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico)
Range of altitudes: 
0 - 235
Population: 
133.225
Density: 
992.73
Tourist area: 
Adriatic coast

The first bathing establishment was built in 1843. Since then, Rimini has been the principal summer resort on the Adriatic Coast and one of the most popular holiday destinations in Italy.
Rimini is also a city of notable historical interest.
In 390 B.C., Rimini was occupied by the Senone Gauls who established a workshop to coin their own currency.
In 295 B.C. the Romans arrived and founded a real colony in 286, Ariminum, that aquired strategic importance. It became a crucial junction for communications; a starting point for the Flaminian Way leading to Rome (220 B.C.), the Emilian Way toward Piacenza (197 B.C.) and the Popilian Way toward Aquileia (132 B.C.).
Caesar passed by after crossing the Rubicon (50 B.C.). Also Emperor Augustus (9 B.C.) came this way and had the bridge over the River Marecchia built. The same bridge was later completed by Tiberius, who gave it its name. It was, in fact, to honour Augustus that the people of Rimini erected the famous arch, doorway to the city.
After the barbarian invasions Rimini enjoyed a golden age in the 13th century, when it became an indipendent municipality. New constructions such as Palazzo dell'Arengo (1204), Palazzo del Podestà (1330) and new city walls were added to the city.
An important school of painting developed, due in part to the presence of Giotto.
In 1295 the Malatesta name appeared and belonged to a family that was not only concerned with warfare but was also a patron of art. They beautified the city with works like: the Malatesta Temple, the principle example of Renaissance architecture, andSismondo Castle.
Most of the vestiges of the past are now kept in the City Museum which contains more than 1500 works from the geological development to nowadays. In Ferrari square, near the City Museum, a house from the Roman period called the Surgeon’s House has been recently brought to light. A small Pompei with splendid mosaics which has already become famous in the world owing to its unique archaeological finds. Here archaeologists have found one of the richest surgical and pharmaceutical equipment of the ancient time.

 

Modern Rimini

UNIVERSITY 
Situated in Via Angherà 22, in the old town centre beats the Riminese heart of the University of Bologna with 8 faculties (Economics, Arts and Humanities, Industrial Chemistry, Pharmacy, Statistical Science and Medicine, Education Science and Exercise and Sport Sciences), 20 degree courses (including Tourism Economics) and  Master courses, frequented by more than 5,000 students from all over Italy (Secretary’s office tel. 0541.434157 ). 

EXHIBITION CENTRE - Rimini Fiera
127,000 sq m, 12 exhibition pavilions, 3 entrances and a central hall with services and bars and restaurants. This is what Rimini’s new exhibition centre can offer (155 Via Emilia tel. 0541.744111) and indeed it draws more than a million visitors each year. These figures include health enthusiasts who flock here in June to take part in Rimini Wellness, a huge event dedicated to well being and health. Other exhibitions open to the public include Mondo Natura (in September) or Ecomondo  (in November). 

THE THERMAL SPA  - Rimini Terme
For all those who want to combine a holiday and well being here is Riminiterme (tel. 0541.424011) that overlooks the free beach in Miramare. This modern structure is open all year and offers relaxation and therapeutic cures for bone and respiratory ailments as well as a beauty programme that includes saunas, whirlpools, mud-therapy, massages and water-gym. Inside the spa there are 4 pools and a huge gym all of which offer spectacular sea views. 

THEME PARKS 
From a journey through wonderful scale architectural reproductions in Italy in Miniature (tel. 0541.732004) to the magic of Merlin the Magician in Fiabilandia (tel. 0541.372064) and the acrobatics performed by the friendly dolphins at Rimini Dolphinarium (tel. 0541.50298) great fun is guaranteed in Rimini’s theme parks.  

WET DOCK 
The ribbon was cut in 2002 and the wet dock has 680 berths and 90 cave à bateau on a stretch of water covering 108,000 sq m. This is the new wet dock Marina di Rimini, situated next to the canal harbour. The mouth of the port is 55 metres wide and the maximum depth, up to 5 metres, can even accommodate large boats (tel. 0541.29488). 

AIRPORT 
'Federico Fellini' International Airport in Miramare di Rimini (tel. 0541.715711) organizes several scheduled flights connecting Rimini to the capital, while charter flights connect Rimini to all the main cities in north Europe and Eastern Europe. 

Getting there: 
Rimini is in a privileged location: not only is it on the coast, but it is a crossroads for important lines of communication. From the North it can be reached via a convenient six-lane motorway, the A14 also known as the "Autostrada del mare". There are two exits from the motorway: Rimini Nord and Rimini Sud. At the northern end the exit leads directly to the area between Torre Pedrera and Santarcangelo, and driving towards the sea one comes to the beach localities north of Rimini: Torre Pedrera, Viserbella, Viserba, Rivabella and San Giuliano Mare. To get to Rimini's beachfront (Bellariva, Marebello, Rivazzurra and Miramare) on the other side of the canal harbour, it is advisable to exit at Rimini Sud, which also leads to the state road for San Marino, the SS 72. Visitors coming from the north-east, from Veneto, Trentino, Friuli or even Ferrara, can take the Via Romea and then the Statale Adriatico, the SS 16, that leads from Ravenna to Rimini. Coming from the south one can choose either the Autostrada del mare, which leads from Bari to Rimini, or the parallel state road, the SS 16, which runs along the Adriatic coast. Those coming from Umbria or Tuscany can take state road SS 258 (the "Marecchiese") which, after the Via Maggio pass, descends toward Rimini crossing the Marecchia valley. The city is also easy to reach by train: all types of trains stop in Rimini and in summer train service is increased. In addition, the airport in Miramare connects Rimini with European capitals and the major Italian cities. In summer there is an increase in air traffic due to charter flights for tourists.
Additional notes: 

Distance from other main Italian town: 
Milano Km 325 
Roma Km 343 
Urbino Km 50 
Ferrara Km 126 
Modena Km 152 
Firenze Km 159 
Perugia Km 169 
Venezia Km 214 
Verona Km 241 


Beaches: 
Lenght: Km. 15 
Minimun width: m. 40 
Maximum lenght: m. 200 


N° Hotels: 1.294 
N° Beds: 53.211 


1st information about tourists in the Riviera: 
1790 Elisabeth Kenny, Irish 
1° bathing establishment: 1843 Stabilimento Tintori Baldini 
1° tourist bathing establishments: Stabilimento Municipale Kursaal 1873 / Stabilimento Idrotherapy 1876 
1° Hotel: 1896 Villa Adriatica 
1° Grand Hotel: 1908 (con 200 camere)


Municipalities in Rimini area include: Bellaria Igea Marima, Cattolica, Misano Adriatico, Riccione , Rimini, San Giovanni in Marignano, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Coriano, Gemmano, Mondaino, Montecolombo, Montefiore Conca, Montegridolfo, Montescudo, Morciano di Romagna, Poggio Berni, Saludecio, San Clemente, Torriana, Verecchio.

Last update date: 05/05/2016 - 08:33