Nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, the Province of Rimini encompasses just over 900 square kilometres on the edge of San Marino. It centres around the ancient city of Rimini, once connected to Rome by the Via Flaminia, and is fringed by wide, sandy beaches that make it a popular summer destination.
Things to do in Rimini
Ancient ruins, atmospheric villages and sun-drenched Adriatic beaches - the Province of Rimini offers everything you need for an incredible Italian escape.
Sightsee in Rimini. Founded by the Romans in 268 BC, Rimini’s rich history is on display at the Roman-built Augustus Arch, the 1st-century Tiberius Bridge and the Domus del Chirurgo with its mosaic floors. Learn about the life and work of one of Italy’s most famous film directors at the Federico Fellini Museum and marvel at the medieval fortifications of Castle Sismondo before relaxing on one of Rimini’s many beaches.
See Italy in miniature. A short drive north of Rimini is Italia in Miniature, where you’ll find more than 270 models of famous Italian and European buildings at a scale of 1:25 and 1:50. See an intricately designed replica of Venice’s Grand Canal with the campanile of St. Mark’s Square nearby, then watch the medieval families of Montefeltro and Malatesta battle it out at Castel Sismondo.
Tour Rimini’s medieval villages. The Province of Rimini is dotted with beautiful hilltop towns and villages, several of which boast centuries-old castles and fortresses. Soak up the sweeping views across Montefiore Conca from its 14th-century Rocca and learn about the region’s wartime history at Montegridolfo’s Goths’ Line Museum. Pretty San Giovanni in Marignano is renowned for its artisan crafts and boutique fashion stores.
Getting around Rimini
Federico Fellini International Airport is around 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Rimini and has flights to destinations across Europe. Trains connect from towns and cities across Italy to the Rimini railway station and buses travel throughout the province. Renting a car is the most convenient way of exploring the region.