RIMINI HISTORICAL CENTER
The historic center of Rimini is one of the most beautiful parts of the city. It is accessed from the ancient city gate, the Arch of Augustus, one of the oldest existing Roman arches built in Istrian stone.
Continuing along the course you enter Piazza Tre Martiri, consisting of a long portico which today houses shops and clubs. The Clock Tower dominates the square (1547) rebuilt in 1753 by Giovan Francesco Buonamici. Advancing we find, Piazza Cavour, seat of the ancient Palazzo dell’Arengo and the Fountain della Pigna about which the ancient legend of the White Friars is handed down.
Rimini is history and traditions and its center preserves many other attractions: from the Galli Theater to the Gambalunga Library, the Rimini Cathedral near the Malatestian Temple and the Borgo San Giuliano, the old Rimini fishermen’s quarter where it is possible to admire Murals representing the films and the life of Fellini.
Recognized as one of the “Most beautiful villages in Italy“, San Leo is the ancient “Borgo” built on an imposing rock mass. Its historic center hosts tourists all year round and in addition to the famous Fortress, it offers the opportunity to visit other Romanesque buildings such as the Pieve, the Cathedral and the Tower. San Leo hosted personalities such as Dante and San Francesco d’Assisi, later becoming a prison for the well-known Count of Cagliostro and Felice Orsini.
Known for its artistic and natural beauties, San Marino has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its perfectly preserved monuments tell its story. One of these is Palazzo Pubblico located in Piazza della Libertà and represents the heart of political life. There are also churches including the Franciscan church of San Quirino, the Basilica del Santo, the main sacred building in the town because it preserves the relics of the Saint Marino and the Church of San Francesco.
Rich in history, Ravenna can boast of having been the capital of three empires: the Western Roman Empire, that of the king of the Goths Theodoric and that of Byzantium. The history and its monuments have allowed Ravenna to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage. There are some things not to be missed during a visit to Ravenna: from the Basilica of San Vitale to Piazza del Popolo and its historic center, from Dante’s Tomb to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.
Inaugurated in Riccione in 2004, the Oltremare Park is an educational park that leads its visitors to discover the marine world and Planet Earth. The big attraction is the dolphinarium where you can get to know the magical world of dolphins. Oltremare offers the opportunity to admire the free flight of birds of prey, the Darwin area, a path in the prehistoric forest, the Owl Mill and much more.
Aquafan, situato vicino al Parco Oltremare, è uno dei primi parchi acquatici costruiti in Aquafan, located near the Oltremare Park, is one of the first water parks built in Italy. The park’s offer is truly vast: the wave pool is one of the largest in Italy, well over 3 km of water slides, fast and slow rivers, thematic pools dedicated to children and lots of shows.
ITALIA IN MINIATURA
Italia in Miniatura is the most curious educational park in Rimini. It is known for the small-scale reproduction of many Italian and European monuments. Inside the reproduction, trains and boats give life to scenes in motion, deceiving the visitor that they are in a real country. Inside the park you can find various attractions and rides dedicated to families with children.