Cities and places to visit starting from Rimini Camping Village
The Rimini Camping Village, thanks to its strategic position halfway between Rimini and Riccione, is located a few minutes from the most important places on the Romagna Riviera and from the small historic villages of the hinterland, allowing its customers to combine the pleasure of a day with the sea to discover the rich history of the city. Here are some destinations that should not be missing from your list.
Between sea and culture, Rimini is a city of a thousand faces: beach, fun, events but also art, culture and tradition, suitable for both young people and families. As you walk through the alleys of the city, you can savor the dishes of one of the most popular regional cuisines in Italy and visit the places of interest that have marked the history of Rimini:
• Malatesta Temple: designed by Leon Battista Alberti and enriched with frescoes, paintings and sculptures by Piero della Francesca, Giotto, Giorgio Vasari and Agostino di Duccio, the Temple, previously a Franciscan church, was commissioned by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta to celebrate his lineage . The work, known among the citizens simply as "the Duomo", has remained unfinished and contrasts balanced and rigorous exteriors with sumptuous interiors.
• Historic center: walking through the alleys and squares, you can admire the Arch of Augustus, the oldest Roman arch, but also visit the Casa del Chirurgo, an archaeological excavation in Piazza Ferrari that brought to the surface a Roman Domus belonging precisely to a surgeon, with a room used as an outpatient clinic where you can still observe the medical instruments and typical furnishings of that era. Continuing on, you will find Piazza Tre Martiri, an ancient Roman forum, a Piazza Cavour which houses buildings such as the Palazzo dell’Arengo, del Podestà and the Palazzo Comunale, in addition to the Fontana della Pigna, which has always been the main meeting place for Rimini citizens.
• Tiberius Bridge: this bridge, which rises on the Marecchia River, was built by Augustus and was completed by Tiberius, whose name it still bears. Symbol of the technical skill and grandeur of Roman constructions, this bridge marks the beginning of the Via Emilia and the ancient Via del Foro, which closes with the Arch of Augustus. The area of the XXV Aprile park in front of the port has recently been renewed and a floating walkway has been built that connects the quay on the right to the left of the ancient port that stood in front of the bridge.
• Borgo di San Giuliano: a sacred place in the city, as Master Federico Fellini was born here. His memory is preserved among the murals that you will find in the streets of the village, the starting point of the Fellini tour. You cannot miss a visit to the Abbey of San Giuliano, which in addition to giving the name to the village, preserves splendid works, among which that of Paolo Veronese stands out.
• Castel Sismondo: residence-fortress of the lord of Rimini, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, to whom the authorship of this work is attributed, a symbol of power and supremacy. Also known as Rocca Malatestiana, the castle is divided into four communicating parts and has undergone a recent renovation, included in a large area redevelopment project, which has seen the transformation of what was once a parking lot into a modern open place for meeting and socializing and the recovery of the perimeter of the ancient moat and the city walls, in addition to the redevelopment of the square in front of the castle.
• Marina di Rimini and beaches: after all this cruising, you can enjoy a little relaxation under the Rimini sun, in one of the most famous beaches of the Romagna Riviera. Not only that, you can also decide to participate in tennis, beach volleyball, table tennis, or one of the many events organized directly on the beach, such as aperitifs or DJ sets with famous guests.
Less than an hour's drive from Rimini, Ravenna, once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, is famous all over the world for its churches and mosaics, declared World Heritage by Unesco: from San Vitale in Galla Placidia, from the Baptistery of the Aryans to the Mausoleum of Theodoric, from Sant'Appollinare in Classe to the Domus of the Stone Carpets. It did not end here: the city also houses the tomb of Dante Alighieri and is known for the famous beaches of Marina di Ravenna, Lido Adriano, Punta Marina, but also Cervia and Cesenatico. There is no lack of cultural initiatives linked to the territory.
Republic of San Marino
Only a few kilometers away from Rimini Camping Village, the Serenissima Republic of San Marino is an independent state, recognized as the oldest Republic in the world. It stands on Mount Titano and contains 9 castles in a few square kilometers, part of a rich medieval heritage also famous for the tradition of crossbowmen, in addition to the highly visited State Museum. The food and wine offer is also rich, capable of satisfying the most demanding palates.
Traveling the hinterland of the province of Rimini through the Via Marecchiese, just 30 minutes by car from the Rimini Camping Village, you can reach Valmarecchia, a splendid valley that contains some of the most fascinating and famous villages in Romagna: it starts with Santarcangelo di Romagna, with its characteristic historical center that offers a rich proposal of events. We continue with Verucchio and its fortress, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Romagna and the Adriatic Sea. A little further up we find San Leo, with its legendary fortress, prison of the alchemist and freemason Count of Cagliostro, and Montebello, with its castle shrouded in the mystery of the ghost of Azzurrina, which every year attracts thousands of curious visitors. In addition to history and culture, Valmarecchia also knows how to offer a traditional cuisine that is unrivaled, thanks also to the numerous DOP products, as well as avant-garde cuisine offered by the starred restaurant of Pennabilli.
For lovers of shopping and nightlife, Riccione is a mandatory stop. You can not miss a walk through the luxury shops of the famous Viale Ceccarini, recently renovated and dedicated only to the passage of pedestrians, or a bike ride on the seafront, where there are plenty of places to stop for an aperitif with sea view.