Our roadtrip to San Marino, Ravenna and Cesenatico included also a visit to Italian coastal town of Rimini. Rimini for sure is best known for its long sandy beaches and many holiday makers, but if you think that’s it, you truly are mistaken.
Romans established Rimini more than 2000 years ago and the old city center still has some beautiful ruins and buildings from the ancient roman times.
Start your day by visiting the Tiberio Bridge. Before crossing it and heading to the old city center, turn left into cute and colorful streets. (Coordinates: 44.03.51.7 / 012.33.48.5)
The old city center of Rimini can be easily explored by foot, as the main street is Corso d’Augusto, which is a long straight lane from Ponte Tiberio to Arco d’Augusto (coordinates of a nearby parking 44.03.19.6 / 012.34.07.9) – two main tourist attractions in Rimini. The third Rimini tourist attraction is the Sismondo fort. (Coordinates: 44.03.36.1 / 012.33.50.5)
The old city center of Rimini has also lots of interesting old buildings and many squares (piazzas). Make sure to visit some in the evening and make the best of the »Dolce Vita« lifestyle, ordering an aperitivo or maybe a glass of wine. We loved the Caffe Cavour at Piazza Cavour. With ordering a glass of wine, we got so many side dishes with that, that we skipped the planned dinner.
We stayed in a hotel a little bit outside of Rimini, but its location was right at the sandy beach. Hotel Baldanini was great choice for our romantic getaway. If you’d like to spend a night in the city center, search for Rimini hotels here.