Rimini – the Italian holiday metropolis on the Adriatic SeaBerlin, 02.04.2015
Summer, sun, dolce vita – the three things holidaymakers have long associated with Italy’s Adriatic coast. Rimini is a city of 146,000 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region. It has enjoyed great popularity among tourists since Italy’s economic miracle. And rightly so, for its fine sandy beach stretching for miles from the city to the turquoise sea is ideal for water sports enthusiasts, sunseekers and anyone looking to relax. The Riviera di Rimini is perfect for families, too, as the shallow water only gradually becomes deeper, making it safe for bathing. A wide variety of leisure-time activities are also available on the beach, for example night-time cinema, pedal-boating or fireworks.
Places to visit
For a change of scenery to the beach, families with children can head off to one of the many adventure parks in and around Rimini. For example, just a stone’s throw from the city is ‘Italia in Miniatura’, Italy’s biggest miniature park and home to a water ride, an interactive driving school for kids and further attractions. Also well worth seeing is the Acquario di Cattolica, the largest aquarium on the Adriatic Sea. Here visitors can marvel at 400 different animal species playing in 2.5 million litres of water. The ideal place to visit on a rainy day – which tends to be rare.
Rimini’s airport is named in honour of probably the city’s most famous son, film-maker Federico Fellini. The airport is eight kilometres from the city centre. airberlin flies to Rimini every Saturday from Tegel Airport at 12.55 p.m., arriving on the Adriatic coast just two hours and 10 minutes later. The return flight leaves at 7.45 p.m. and lands in Berlin at 9.50 p.m.