Season Start in Rimini - finally a return to some normality

Rimini is a city in the northern Italy, right above San Marino. This charming place has around 140 000 inhabitants and is the capital of the Province of Rimini. It is one of the most famous resorts in Italy, but also a historic site worth visiting. Mid-May, the beaches in Italy opened hence Rimini is already bustling with visitors. Many guests inquiries are coming forward for Rimini, but almost exclusively from Italians. In Italy there has been a national Green Pass since the end of April: Those who are verifiably vaccinated or recovered or who can show a negative Corona test result are allowed to move freely within the regions and also visit the interior areas of restaurants.

Rimini is well prepared as they rely on the tried and tested rules of the previous year such as daily disinfection of bathing loungers and changing rooms as well as separate entrances and exits. Instead of separating the parasols from each other with walls, the spaces between them are very generous. 

The fact that Rimini has become more modern and green can be seen right behind the beach at Parco del Mare. In front of the facades of the hotels, there is now a no traffic sports and strolling promenade. Along, Benches invite you to look and linger. In addition, there are over 100 kilometers of bicycle paths in Rimini, a kind of green ring leads around the old town center with its listed buildings.

Outside of the centro, at the mouth of the Marecchia River, you pass the old port of Rimini and battered fishing boats. At the covered fish market in Via Castelfidardo, you can watch elegant Signoras exchange recipes with the burly shop assistants. The pale limestone Ponte Tiberio spans the Marecchia River with five arches. The bridge from Roman times forms the northern entrance to the old town. In Borgo San Giuliano with its narrow streets and brightly painted two-story houses on the opposite side, today a popular nightlife district, the fishermen used to live. The Piazza Cavour, an area framed by palazzi with arched windows, forms the heart of Rimini. If it is too crowded for you in Rimini, you can make Rosolina Mare your destination.  Rosalina Mare has about 6,000 inhabitants with lots of nature, good food and plenty of space. The latter is a big plus in times of a pandemic. In addition to the precautionary measures such as regular disinfection,  the 25 square meters for every parasol on the beach at Rosolina Mare should protect against infection.

When in Rimini there are a few things you simply cannot miss. Possibly the most popular place in town is the Piazza Tre Martiri. The main square was once the forum area of Ariminum. Many believe, that that’s where Ceasar held his famous speech. Another very important monument is the Tempio Malatestiano, a church from the 15th century. It is also one of the best preserved buildings from that era in Rimini.

Other imprtant sites include The Grand Hotel built in Art Nouveau style, Palazzo dell’Arengo, Castel Sismondo, the Arch of Augustus, the Tiberius Bridge, the Amphiteatre, Palazzo dell’Arengo, Castel Sismondo and many more. When in the city you also have to visit the four boroughs (Borghi), just outside of its walls. Throughout the years they have been incorporated into the city. They have some of the most beautiful little streets in the area.

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