Rimini: shopping, beach and art

NOTTE ROSA 2011- Riviera adriatica,  29 Giugno 2011- Nella foto  (copy Ph. © Giorgio SALVATORI/Officina Photografica) un gruppo di turiste si diverte sulla spiaggia di Bellaria aspettando l'evento dell'estate

Rimini - 28 September 2014 - redazione

Oltremare - bambino e delfino

Oltremare – bambino e delfino

Rimini is the capital of Belle Epoque Italian seaside resorts and today it can be seen in all its splendour and enjoyed with dinners overlooking the sea, street food, exclusive shopping, nightlife, inland charm and the heritage of the creative spirit of Federico Fellini and Tonino Guerra. In addition to this unique offer, there is also the attraction for both young and old of the “Riviera dei Parchi”, the collection of amusement parks that runs the length of the Adriatic coast of Emilia Romagna and the Notte Rosa – (the pink night), a sort of New Year’s Eve celebration held in the middle of the Italian summer. The next appointment will be on 4th July along 110km of beach from Comacchio to Cattolica with an unforgettable night of festivities hosting over 300 events.

La Ruota Panoramica per la Notte Rosa 2013; ph © Giorgio Salvatori/www.officinaphotografica.com

La Ruota Panoramica per la Notte Rosa 2013; ph © Giorgio Salvatori/www.officinaphotografica.com

A typical day for a holidaymaker could begin at dawn with a salutary walk along the beach to see the sun rising over the sea,which can be followed with some time spent either relaxing or doing sport or yoga in the fully equipped centres of beach resorts of Rimini and Riccione. Afterwards there is the aperitif on the beach or in one of the charming cafes of Rimini’s historic town centre with DJ sets and wonderful cocktails. An incredible choice of destinations awaits you for dinner: highly recommended restaurants, views over the sea, chefs offering traditional seafood or, more informally, delicious food from the typical kiosks where you can enjoy the local piadina in all its varieties.You can’t miss dancing in establishments on the beach or in the discotheques in the hills above Riccione with their renown DJs. And to get the look right you should visit the boutiques in Viale Ceccarini in Riccione or in the centre of Rimini, and don’t forget the “shoe district” with its famous brands such as Sergio Rossi, Vicini and Giuseppe Zanotti.

Murales Fellini-Borgo S.Giuliano,Rimini

Murales Fellini-Borgo S.Giuliano,Rimini

For lovers of cinema and culture Rimini is an outdoor museum featuring the work of the two great artists, Federico Fellini and Tonino Guerra. Fellini placed a symbol of the city, the 1908 Grand Hotel centre stage in his masterpiece Amarcord while to get close to the work of Tonino Guerra you can visit one of his dearest places: Pennabilli and Santarcangelo, in the hills just outside Rimini, with the museum Nel mondo di Tonino Guerra (The World of Tonino Guerra). Visitors are welcomed by “ the Lanterns of Tolstoy”, fascinating luminous sculptures in wrought iron and coloured glass which the poet and scriptwriter created in honour of the writer, a declaration of love for Russia.

RIVIERA ADRIATICA - PRODOTTI TIPICI ENOGASTRONOMIA - LA PIADA - Ph © Giorgio SALVATORI

RIVIERA ADRIATICA – PRODOTTI TIPICI ENOGASTRONOMIA – LA PIADA – Ph © Giorgio SALVATORI

One more cultural reason for visiting Rimini in 2014 will be the celebrations for the 2000 years of the Bridge of Tiberius, the beautiful Roman monument. However, if cooking is your passion, you should note down the 21st and 22nd of June in your diary because the Michelin starred chef from Modena, Massimo Bottura, will be holding an international gastronomic event in Rimini’s Piazzale Fellini. The event is called Al méni which means “the hands” in local dialect and for the two days, the world’s best young cooks will be working under a circus tent, producing the excellences of the Emilia Romagna’s Food Valley.    

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