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About Rimini

Rimini is the Italian Adriatic Riviera's biggest, and probably most bustling, beach resort, boasting over a thousand hotels - so choosing the best places to stay on Rimini is a real challenge! Whilst you can find hedonistic nightclubs if you're looking for them, you won't find Irish pubs and shuttle buses filled with Americans here. Rimini is a very Italian resort, where Italians go for their sun, sea and sand. This means that you'll hear fewer English voices, and the food is excellent!

Beyond the beach, Rimini is actually a very significant spot historically, founded by the Romans around two thousand years ago. As well as the great Roman relics, Rimini is also known for being the birthplace of Federico Fellini, and the museum to his life and work is unmissable.

Much of the seafront closes down in winter, but the historic parts of town remain open.

What Not To Miss

  • Wander around the city and marvel at its stunningly historic architecture - from the Arco d'Augusto, built in 27BC, to the Tiberius Bridge, built in 14AD and still fully functioning!
  • The Museo della Citta di Rimini wonderfully brings to life the region's history with a number of archaeological artefacts and notable works of arts. To top it off, all the collections are clearly labelled in English.
  • The whole family will enjoy visiting Italy in Miniature, showing in intricate detail miniature versions of all major Italian cities. Plus, the park contains a number of activities from tightropes, a Pinocchio ride and even water cannons for hot days!

If you're planning to visit the town during July and August, beware! The best places to stay in Rimini get booked up well in advance, so be organised and book early. Otherwise, come during the quieter months, when you might get a bit more beach for your buck!

    For beach chic

    • Carducci 76 is a chic, cosmopolitan beach hotel, owned by the Ferretti fashion house. The decor is international, with a feeling of Zen minimalism and a touch of Africa. There are 38 rooms, two restaurants and an excellent spa.
    • I-Suite Hotel is a 5* seafront spot boasting ultra contemporary design and interiors. Unwind in the lovely rooftop spa and marvel at the stunning views, whilst you can also enjoy a variety of local specialities from the restaurant.

    For rustic retreat

    • Locanda Antiche Macine has been charmingly converted from a 17th Century olive mill into a traditional collection of eight rooms and apartments. You're off the coast here, with beautiful views of the Montalbano countryside, and a garden filled with walnut and olive trees. As well as being an idyllic base for walkers, this hotel also offers wine tastings and cooking classes.

    For An Apartment Or holiday Villa

    • If you've decided that a self-catering option would best serve you then browse through the wide variety available with our partner, Booking.com.

      Travel Information

      • Rimini is lovely during the summer months, with the average temperature climbing to 23°C in July and August. However this is peak season, so expect accommodation to be more expensive and the place to be pretty busy.
      • If you fancy visiting when things are a little quieter, May and October may be good bets. The weather's still perfectly pleasant, (averaging around 16°C), but you'll avoid the large crowds of tourists.
      • International visitors can fly into Federico Fellini Airport, located just 3 miles away from Rimini, but this mainly serves those coming from eastern Europe. There are no direct flights from the UK, so it may be better for fly to Bologna Airport, with Easyjet offering flights from Gatwick, British Airways from Heathrow and Ryanair from Stansted as well as Edinburgh.
      • To get from Bologna Airport to Rimini, take the train from the terminal to Bologna Centrale which lasts 15 minutes and costs €2-6. Then, hop on another train towards Rimini. This takes around 50 minutes and costs €15-20.
      • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

        Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Rimini for you?

        Best Hotels in Rimini

        • Carducci 76 38 rooms from $89

          Rimini

          A superbly chic cosmopolitan hotel owned by the Ferretti fashion house. Set on the coast, near Rimini, a popular beach spot. Minimalist interiors have Japanese Zen and hints of Africa. Sumptuous rooms and suites have large bathrooms, excellent spa treatments, two fab restaurants.

          City Style  -  Seriously cool cosmopolitan interiors.
          Romantic Break
          Designer  -  The hotel is owned by the Ferretti fashion house.
          Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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        • i-Suite Hotel 54 rooms from $131

          Rimini Central Marina

          A 5 star seafront hotel with ultra-modern design, a unique outdoor pool and top floor spa with stunning sea views. Bedrooms have large windows and many have balconies. The restaurant serves local specialities and large breakfasts. Great for a lively beach break!

          Spa  -  Fabulous spa on the 6th floor with infinity pool, saunas, turkish bath and much more.
          Close to nightlife  -  Enjoy the many restaurants and bars nearby
          Beach Life
          Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool with pure white sun umbrellas, soft bean bags and big white mats as an alternative to the classic sun beds
          Recommended by  -  Tablet
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