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    Rimini - At a glance

    The first public beach on the Adriatic Coast was inaugurated in Rimini in 1843. Today, however, it’s not exactly a spot for quiet relaxation. In the 1960s, this once-sophisticated coastal resort was decried as the “epicenter of Italian seaside tourism,” and – thanks to the overwhelming number of German tourists who flocked to its shores to sun themselves – it even earned the dubious nickname “Teutonic barbecue.” But for visitors with an interest in culture, Rimini has always been worth the trip. Medieval buildings like the Tempio Malatestiano or the Castel Sismondo bear witness to the wealth and power of the House of Malatesta, which ruled this city during the Renaissance.

    The small historic district is a popular attraction, as is the Grand Hotel, where Italian movie director Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993) often stayed. Apart from General Sigismondo Malatesta (1417 – 1468), the “Wolf of Rimini,” Fellini is the city’s most famous son, and monuments have been erected to him in various places. Many of the colorful buildings in the former fishing district of Borgo San Giuliano, where the director grew up, are decorated with murals featuring scenes from his films.

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    The Piazza Cavour is lined with the most important historical buildings in Rimini, and a sculpture of Pope Paul V graces the center of the square.

    Piazza Cavour

    Corso d'Augusto
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    The Piazza Cavour is the largest square in the historic district, lined with the most important historical buildings in Rimini – such as the city’s oldest building, the Palazzo dell’Arengo, built in 1204. The sculpture of Pope Paul V in the middle of the square was carved in 1613. The pine cone fountain in the square was the city’s only source of drinking water until 1912. The long stone tables of the old fish market, which was built in 1747, are still standing under the twin rows of arches in the Vecchia Pescheria. The Palazzo Gambalunga next door, constructed in 1610, is home to one of Italy’s most important historical libraries. The city government meets in the Garampi Palace, which has stood on this spot since 1687. The Galli Theater at the front of the square was inaugurated in 1857 by the famous opera composer Giuseppe Verdi. It was destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt between 1975 and 2018.

    Chiesa San Giovanni Evangelista

    Via Cairoli 14
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    The oldest church in Rimini was constructed during the second half of the 13th century, and some of the original frescoes are still preserved behind the altar. For many years, this house of worship was used by Augustinian friars, which is why the people of Rimini also know it as San Agostino. Unusually bright for a Catholic church, the baroque interior is decorated with beautiful molding and paintings. The site is also known as the final resting place of Rimini politician Alberto Marvelli, who dedicated his life to working for the common good and died in a car accident in 1946, when he was just 28 years old. Marvelli was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2004.

    Art at Villa Franceschi

    Via Gorizia 2
    47838 Riccione
    Italy
    Tel.: +39-541/69 35 34
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    Opening times:
    Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Thursday also from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    The architecture of the Villa Franceschi in neighboring Riccione features elements of the neo-gothic, neo-classical and art nouveau. The exterior decorations and cast-iron elements are particularly exquisite and lend the facade of the building depth and charm. The interior features modern and contemporary art from Emilia Romagna. The Arcangeli Collection includes works from the most important Italian masters representing Italy’s artistic trends following World War II, such as Alberto Burri, Vincenzo Satta and Pompilio Mandelli.

    Italia in Miniatura

    Via Popilia 239
    Viserba di Rimini
    47922 Rimini
    Italy
    Tel.: +39-541/73 67 36
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    Opening times:
    Daily, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

    The Sveti Vid Cathedral (English: Saint Vitus, the patron saint of Rijeka) is a baroque rotunda constructed in the 17th century. Of particular note is the beautiful central dome, which is supported by massive marble pillars. The interior of the church is only partially accessible when events are being held.

    Il Borgo San Giuliano

    Piazzetta Gabena
    Via Giovanni Bernardini 1
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    Il Borgo (the village) San Giuliano is one of the oldest places in Rimini. Fishermen used to live here behind the Tiberius Bridge, which is 2,000 years old. Their humble cottages were lovingly restored and painted in bright colors. The facades of many buildings, such as the Piazetta Gabena, feature frescoes that depict scenes from Federico Fellini’s most famous films, as well as images of him and his wife Giulietta Masina. There are numerous bars and restaurants in Borgo, as well as wine festivals and town fairs with music.

    Acquario di Cattolica

    Piazzale delle Nazioni 1/A
    47841 Cattolica
    Italy
    Tel.: +39-541/83 71
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    Daily, 10:00 am – 9:30 pm

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    In Cattolica, around 25 kilometers from Rimini, the 100 showcase tanks at the Acquario di Cattolica present more than 400 species of animals, from penguins and otters to stingrays, jellyfish and 13 types of sharks. The smallest is the pygmy shark – just eight centimeters long – and the largest is the three-meter-long bull shark. And it is all topped off by interactive exhibits about the mysteries of the deep and the mangrove forests.

    Castel Sismondo

    Piazza Malatesta
    47900 Rimini
    Italy
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    Rimini’s famous general, Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417 – 1468) – also known as “the wolf of Rimini” – constructed a monument in the center of Rimini: the Castel Sismondo. It’s said that Malatesta designed the residential castle himself, with the aid of famous architects of the day. The cornerstone was laid in March 1437, and construction took 15 years. The wolf of Rimini died there in 1468. Today, events are held in the courtyard – like the garden festival Giardini d’Autore or the Christmas Nativity exhibit.

    Parco Federico Fellini

    Via Saint Maur de Fosses 1
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    Parco Federico Fellini is located directly in front of the Grand Hotel di Rimini and was named after the famous director. It’s a beautifully shady and tranquil place on hot summer days. In the middle of the park, you’ll feel as though you’re in one of those surreal scenes from a Fellini film: There’s a fountain here that rests on four horses. It is surrounded by boat-shaped benches. But the fountain was there long before the films were made – it was built in 1928.

    Rimini Ferris Wheel

    Largo Ruggero Boscovich 1
    Via Destra del Porto,
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    One of Rimini’s newer landmarks is the Ferris wheel at the harbor, which has been lifting visitors skyward in its 42 gondolas since 2012. It was built in Rotterdam in 2000. Before it was brought to Rimini, it was operated in a number of other cities, including Paris, Berlin, and Hong Kong. The view from 60 meters in the air, looking out over the harbor, the city, and the coast, is particularly impressive at sunset.

    San Marino

    Contrada del Pianello
    47890 Città di San Marino
    San Marino
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    San Marino, the capital city of the world’s oldest republic of the same name, is just 20 kilometers from Rimini. The city on Monte Titano, with its cobblestone alleyways and historical buildings, is an ideal destination for a day trip. The most important sights in the city’s historic district include the seat of government and the parliament of San Marino, the neo-Gothic Palazzo Pubblico; the Castello della Guaita castle; and the neo-classical basilica.

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    Country overview

    Italy is an extremely popular tourist destination. Its stunning landscapes, fascinating cities and unique cultural heritage are internationally renowned. But it would be impossible to explore the entire country on a single trip. It’s better to concentrate on a few highlights and enjoy the hospitality, style and spirit of the region you choose to visit.

    Italy’s diversity is a big part of what makes it attractive to visitors. Loud, lively Naples; the gently rolling hills of Tuscany; the Renaissance treasures of Florence – the country has an irresistible allure. And let’s not forget Italian cuisine!

    Geography

    Italy is divided into the Italian Alps, the northern Italian lowlands, the actual Apennine Peninsula, and numerous islands. The most famous islands include Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, Ischia and Capri. The Alps are located in northern Italy and form a natural border with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The country borders the Mediterranean Sea to the south, southwest, and southeast. The Apennines, with their tallest peak of 2,910 meters, stretch across the entire peninsula.

    Northern Italy is home to the Alps, the fertile, densely populated Po Valley, and the Ligurian-Etruscan region of the Apennines. The Piedmont and Aosta Valley regions include some of Europe’s tallest mountains and most beautiful skiing areas. Numerous rivers have their source here; they flow through the Po Valley and the Italian lake district. Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Lake Garda are located here. The Po, Italy’s largest river, flows into the Adriatic Sea in the east.

    Central Italy is actually located in the north of the Italian peninsula. Tuscany boasts diverse and beautiful landscapes. Mountains, meadows, and hills await visitors to this region, as do sandy beaches and numerous islands.

    The region of Marche, between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, is a mountainous area full of rivers and small, fertile plains. The mountainous regioni (administrative districts) of Abruzzo border Marche to the north. Molise, located south of Abruzzo, borders Puglia to the south. Lazio and Campania are situated on the Tyrrhenian Sea and comprise the western border. Umbria, the “green heart of Italy,” is full of hills and expansive plains.

    Southern Italy extends from Baia Domizia to the Gulf of Naples. Campania is hilly, with flat coastal regions. The southern Italian Apennines are lower than the northern mountains, and the Appennino Neapolitano gently merges into the softly rolling hills surrounding Sorrento. The islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida in the Tyrrhenian Sea also belong to Campania. In Puglia, volcanic hills and secluded moors characterize the landscape. And there are still active volcanoes in southern Italy: Mount Vesuvius to the east of Naples is one of the largest volcanoes in Europe. Calabria, the “toe” of Italy’s “boot,” is sparsely populated and heavily forested.

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    Key facts

    Area: 301340 sq km (116348 sq miles).

    Population: 60.5 million (2015).

    Population density: 204.0 per sq km.

    Capital: Rome.

    Language

    The state language is Italian. South Tyrol is officially a bilingual province, where German is the language mainly spoken. In Trentino, Ladin is taught in some schools.

    Currency

    Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

    Electricity

    230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs are of the two round-pin type.

    Public holidays

    In addition to public holidays, local feast days are held in honour of town patron saints, generally without closure of shops and offices.

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2019 – December 2020 period.

    2019

    Capodanno (New Year’s Day): 1 January 2019
    Epifania (Epiphany): 6 January 2019
    Pasqua (Easter Sunday): 21 April 2019
    Lunedì dell’Angelo (Easter Monday): 22 April 2019
    Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day): 25 April 2019
    Festa del Lavoro (Labour Day): 1 May 2019
    Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day): 2 June 2019
    Assunzione di Maria Vergine (Assumption): 15 August 2019
    Tutti i santi (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2019
    Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception): 8 December 2019
    Natale (Christmas Day): 25 December 2019
    Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day): 26 December 2019

    2020

    Capodanno (New Year’s Day): 1 January 2020
    Epifania (Epiphany): 6 January 2020
    Pasqua (Easter Sunday): 12 April 2020
    Lunedì dell’Angelo (Easter Monday): 13 April 2020
    Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day): 25 April 2020
    Festa del Lavoro (Labour Day): 1 May 2020
    Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day): 2 June 2020
    Assunzione di Maria Vergine (Assumption): 15 August 2020
    Tutti i santi (All Saints’ Day): 1 November 2020
    Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception): 8 December 2020
    Natale (Christmas Day): 25 December 2020
    Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day): 26 December 2020

    All information subject to change.

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    An outing to Raphael’s birthplace

    South of Rimini, the small town of Urbino stands out against the gently rolling hills of the Marche Region. The birthplace of the painter and architect Raphael (1483-1520) seems to be out of time. Its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known as the cradle of the Renaissance. Steep, narrow streets lead up to the famous Palazzo Ducale, the Ducal Palace, with its large exhibition of paintings, marble and inlay works.

    Via della Stazione
    61029 Urbino PU, Italy

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    Restaurants in Rimini

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    Emilia Romagna is famous for its flavorful cuisine and its specialties like piadina, a stuffed flatbread made of thin dough.

    Even on an average budget, you can still enjoy the best-quality fresh fish and seafood in Rimini.

    Guido 1946

    Lungomare Spadazzi 12
    47924 Miramare di Rimini
    Italy
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    Price category: Luxury

    Seafood connoisseurs will definitely get their money’s worth at Guido in the Miramare district. This Michelin-starred restaurant is family-owned and -operated in the third generation by brothers Gianluca and Gianpaolo Raschi. It’s named for their grandfather Guido, who opened a beachside snack shop on this spot many years ago.

    Molo 22

    Viale Ortigara 80
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    Price category: Moderate

    Enjoy the ambiance of being at sea. The restaurant Molo 22 on the pier of the marina offers a fantastic panorama view of the waves. The dining room is all windows, and guests on the terrace look out directly over the water. Naturally, the menu features fresh fish and seafood, but there are also meat dishes and, of course, pasta. The wine cellar boasts a range of good Italian and international wines.

    Osteria Tiresia

    Via Venti Settembre 1870 41
    47923 Rimini
    Italy
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    Price category: Moderate

    Osteria Tiresia near the Arch of Augustus is known for its excellent steaks and lamb dishes. The fresh side dishes, the homemade pasta, and the wines also deserve special mention. A playground for the little ones is available in the garden.

    Da Thomas

    Lungomare Giuseppe di Vittorio 15
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    Price category: Moderate

    The restaurant Da Thomas specializes in fish and seafood dishes prepared on a charcoal grill. The pizza is also highly regarded among the primarily Italian clientèle. Tables with an ocean view are usually booked in advance, so a reservation is recommended.

    L'Ingrediente Segreto

    Via Corrado Ricci 6
    48121 Ravenna
    Italy
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    Price category: Budget

    The best place to enjoy Romagna’s most famous dish, the piadina, is the region where it originated – and you can’t go wrong with Piadineria L’Ingrediente Segreto in Ravenna, around an hour’s drive from Rimini. There are savory versions filled with sausage or ham, potatoes, pumpkin, or watercress, as well as sweet fillings such as caramelized figs.

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    Hotels in Rimini

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    As the biggest vacation spot on the Adriatic Coast, Rimini offers its guests more than 300 hotels in all price classes that are open year-round.

    The city’s nightlife is very lively, so visitors who prefer quiet nights should choose rooms on the side of the city that faces away from the beach.

    Grand Hotel di Rimini

    Parco Federico Fellini
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    Price category: Luxury

    This Belle Époque palace has welcomed sophisticated guests in Rimini since 1908, including Federico Fellini, who regularly stayed in room number 315 over the years. He memorialized the hotel in his 1973 film “Amarcord.” The furnishings are still worthy of the big screen, and guests who stay in the luxurious rooms will enjoy all the comforts that a grand hotel has to offer.

    Villa Rosa Riviera

    Viale Vespucci 71
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    Price category: Moderate

    Villa Rosa Riviera is picture-perfect for the “notte rosa” in July, when the Adriatic Coast drapes itself entirely in pink. Not all the rooms in this meticulously restored building are decorated in pink, but a few certainly are.

    Hotel La Morosa

    Viale Giuliano Dati 8
    47922 Viserba
    Italy
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    Price category: Moderate

    A small hotel, lovingly managed and decorated in maritime style, offering large rooms with an ocean view. Guests appreciate the friendly staff and the fair prices.

    Ambienthotel Panoramic

    Viale Domenico Cimarosa 1
    47922 Viserba
    Rimini
    Italy
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    Price category: Moderate

    This beach hotel with two little onion-domed towers on its roof is known for its delicious, generously portioned meals and very friendly service. It offers a large number of rooms for families. Some package deals include the rental fee for lounge chairs and beach umbrellas.

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    Nightlife in Rimini

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    The best bars and clubs can be found in Rimini and Riccione. Many partygoers start the evening with an aperitif, hitting the dance floors after they head out from the restaurant.

    Others like to enjoy the atmosphere of the bars. But one thing is for sure: You’re never alone on the Adriatic Coast.

    Darsena Sunsetbar

    Viale Ortigara, 78
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    The Darsena Sunsetbar is the preferred haunt of the “sunset people” – they live a lifestyle which, according to the bar owner, focuses on the heart, emotions and love. The spacious terrace provides a breathtaking view of the sunset over the San Giuliano Bay. On the beach are colorful sofas, painted cabins and a VW bus with a bar.

    The Rose and Crown

    Viale Regina Elena 2
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    The British owner of the Rose and Crown came to Rimini more than 30 years ago and opened this pub. Guests enjoy the live music and extensive selection of beers. The pub offers simple meals like burgers and fries, as well as – of course – a TV for watching the latest soccer games.

    Loca

    Viale Dante 107
    47838 Riccione
    Italy
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    A hot tip for an evening in Riccione is the bar Loca, which is known for its enormous selection of gins: around 300 different kinds. Besides traditional drinks, you can also enjoy cocktails mixed to order. The friendly bartenders are well-versed, and you can generally trust their recommendations. Loca also offers its guests a buffet of appetizers.

    Tiburon

    Viale Regina Margherita 84
    Miramare
    Rimini
    Italy
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    Cocktails are served outdoors at the Tiburon bar in the district of Miramare. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and their recommendations are generally on the money. It’s a relaxing spot for a long evening.

    Coconuts

    Lungomare Claudio Tintori 5
    47921 Rimini
    Italy
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    Younger tourists come to the legendary club Coconuts during their vacations to dance the nights away in the Caribbean ambiance. International DJs spin in the club’s four different areas: commercial, hip hop, reggae, and Latin salsa & bachata.

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    Settima Santa

    April 5–11, 2020

     

    Location: Throughout Italy

    Holy Week is marked with celebrations throughout Italy. In Rimini, festivities commemorating the Passion of Christ are held in the Chiesa San Giovanni Evangelista, among other locations. Processions, passion plays and church services define Italian life during this week. Easter Sunday is generally celebrated with family.

    Mille Miglia

    May 2020

    Location: From Brescia to Rome

    Mille Miglia – “thousand miles” in English – is a traditional parade of classic cars that is generally held one week before the Formula 1 race in Monaco. Over the course of four days, the lovingly restored sports cars zoom along the public roads from Brescia to Rome and back. They reach the coast near Rimini on the second day and travel on to San Marino via Pesaro.

    La notte rosa

    July 4 and 5, 2020

    Location: Along the entire Adriatic Coast

    During the first week of July every year, the Adriatic Coast in Emilia Romagna transforms into one long party zone that celebrates the subtlest of all the red hues. People wear pink, decorate with pink roses, and light up the cities and beaches in pink – it’s captivatingly beautiful. The week is capped off with a display of pink fireworks.

    Festa del Borgo San Giuliano

    September 2020

    Location: San Giuliano

    Every two years in even-numbered years, the Festa del Borgo San Giuliano attracts thousands of visitors to Rimini. This colorful fishing district hosts street theater performances, concerts and fireworks displays to honor Rimini’s most famous citizens, including director Federico Fellini (1920-1993).

    Giardini d’Autore

    September 2020

    Location: Castel Sismondo

    Giardini d’Autore is a combination of a garden center and a botanical exhibition. The popular festival is held every year in the courtyard of Castel Sismondo.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Telephone & Internet

    Telephone
    Country code: +39

    Mobile telephony and Internet
    Since June 2017, EU citizens traveling within the EU, and also in Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein have been able to use their cell phones and surf the Net without incurring any extra charges: In other words, customers pay the same price for phone calls, text messages and data volume as they do at home. Restrictions do apply to the constant use of SIM cards abroad, however, and caps may be set on data packages. For full details, contact your mobile telephony provider in your country. Travelers using a SIM card from a non-EU state do not benefit from the new arrangement.

    Free Internet access via Wi-Fi is possible in many busy tourist spots. When using public Wi-Fi networks, it is a wise precaution to ensure encryption of all passwords, credit card details and banking TANs entered. Use of a VPN app or security software to check the safety of a hotspot is recommended.

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    Shopping in Rimini

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    At the height of summer, life in Rimini revolves around the beaches. But there are lots of boutiques and other little shops to discover in the narrow alleys of the city’s historic district, such as between Corso d’Augusto, Via Garibaldi and Piazza Tre Martiri. In Riccione, you can comfortably stroll the traffic-free Viale Ceccarini. North of downtown Rimini in Bellaria Igea Marina, there are all manner of boutiques and cafés stretching along avenues lined with plane trees.

    Markets

    From 7:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Wednesdays in Rimini, a farmer’s market is held between Piazza Malatesta and Piazza Cavour; a number of fish sellers also supply their wares to the market. The market hall (Mercato Coperto, Via Castelfidardo 15/21) is open every day. From blocks 124 to 128 of the beach (Rivazzurra, Giardini, Viale Regina Margherita), numerous flea market and souvenir stands ply their wares to browsing visitors on Monday evenings from 8:00 pm to midnight.

    Shopping centers

    The Le Befane Shopping Center in Rimini (lebefane.it; Via Caduti di Nassiriya 20) is one of the region’s largest malls, with 130 shops, restaurants and entertainment options.

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    Mediterranean climate, except in the Alps and the Apennines. Hot summers, particularly in the south. Mild and sunny in spring and fall.

    Cold winters with lots of snow in northern Italy; otherwise mild. Dryer and warmer the farther south you travel.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social conventions

    The Roman Catholic church still plays an important role in Italy and has a strong influence on the country’s social structures. Family ties tend to be much stronger here than in many other European countries.

    Casual clothing is common, but beachwear belongs on the beach. Appropriate clothing is expected when entering a church. Written invitations generally indicate whether a suit or a tuxedo/evening gown is required.

    Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings and on public transportation in Italy, as well as in movie theaters, restaurants and bars. Bars and restaurants are permitted to set up smoking areas, however.

    Tipping is not common in restaurants. Service charges, VAT and tourist tax are included in hotel bills. However, a tip of around €5 per week for chambermaids is customary. Restaurant bills generally include a standard charge for the tableware and bread (pane e coperto). Particularly satisfied customers are welcome to leave an additional tip on the table. Tipping is not expected in taxis, either.

    Formal wear is usually indicated on invitations. Smoking is prohibited in public buildings, transport and cinemas. When visiting an Italian home for dinner, bring a small gift of sweets or chocolate, and dress well. Let your host lead when sitting and starting the meal. Take a small portion of what’s on offer as you will surely be cajoled into having another helping. If you do not want more wine, leave your glass full so it cannot be refilled.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 112

    Food & Drink

    The water in some rural areas is not drinkable. “Acqua non potabile” means “Non-potable water.” When in doubt, drink bottled water, particularly at the beginning of your stay, when your body is still adjusting. When buying bottled water, ensure that the original packaging has not been opened.

    Other Risks

    There is the risk of contracting Lyme disease from ticks from April to October throughout Italy, especially near grasses, shrubs and undergrowth. The risk can be minimized by wearing clothing that covers the skin and by using insect repellent.

    Cases of hepatitis A and hepatitis B also occur throughout the country. A vaccination to protect against hepatitis A is generally advisable, particularly if you plan to travel to the southern regions of the country. For longer visits or visits involving close contact with the local population, or with children and young people, the hepatitis B vaccine is recommended.

    Leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection transmitted by the sand fly, occurs primarily in summer in the coastal regions and on the Mediterranean islands. The risk can be minimized by wearing clothing that covers the skin and by using insect repellent.

    Measles is a recurring problem in Italy, so visitors should ensure that their vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling.

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