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Rimini is a major international tourist destination and seaside resort, among the most famous ones in Europe and the Mediterranean basin, thanks to a long sandy beach, well-equipped bathing establishments, theme parks, and a number of opportunities for leisure and spare time. The economy of the city is mainly based on tourism, whose development started in the first half of the 19th century and increased after World War II.

The city's other economic sectors, such as services, commerce, construction industry, have been influenced by the development of tourism. Commerce is one of the main economic sectors, thanks to the presence of a large wholesale center, two hypermarkets, department stores, supermarkets, and hundreds of shops and boutiques. Industry,


The traditional first course is pasta, which includes regular pasta, pasta in broth and baked pasta, prepared in many different shapes. Almost all pasta dishes require a base of "sfoglia", a dough of eggs and flour, handmade with a rolling pin. 

The most recognized Rimini traditional dish is piadina, a flatbread of ancient traditions, often accompanied by grilled meats or fishes, sausages, gratinée vegetables, salami, prosciutto, fresh cheeses and country herbs. Cassoni are stuffed flatbreads similar to piada, with various fillings: country herbs, potatoes and sausages, tomato and mozzarella.

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The charming historic centre takes you through ancient Roman monuments, Renaissance squares and architecture, churches full of treasures and works of art, allowing you to discover this city’s long history.

The history of Rimini dates back to 268 BC as the Roman Ariminum, thanks to the foresight of the emperors Augustus, Tiberius and Hadrian, who saw Rimini as the perfect meeting point between Via Flaminia and Via Emilia.

Rimini soon became a key economic and cultural centre, remaining so even during the Middle Ages. That splendour continued to grow during the Renaissance, when, thanks to the Malatesta family, Rimini became a major hub for this Italian and European artistic, scientific and literary rebirth.

The history of Rimini was marked by this period of innovation, with Castel Sismondo in Piazza Malatesta and the Malatesta Temple still remaining excellent examples of the love the Malatesta family had for their city

Rimini is also the proud  the birthplace of revered film director Federico Fellini.

The following websites provide useful information for getting started and finding your way around Rimini:

Comune di Rimini

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