Situated on the Adriatic coast, Riccione is a popular resort with young Italians due to the number and variety of discos on offer; and with its fine sandy beach and good choice of entertainment parks it’s also perfect for families.
Riccione neighbours the well established holiday resort of Rimini, separated only by the River Marano; these two popular resorts are well organised with numerous shops, bars and restaurants, and both have good family entertainment options available.Read more about: The Beach | Things To Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Riccione Reviews
The fine sandy beach in Riccione and Rimini runs for some 15km, well organised it offers every amenity imaginable; the beach has a number of private plots where sun-loungers can be hired and many offer perks including Wi-fi access. The beachfront promenade is lined with the usual touristy shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
Things To Do
The area has plenty of family attractions to enjoy and Riccione is home to Indiana Golf a fun mini-golf course, Aquafun waterpark and the Oltremare Leisure Park. The Fiabilandia theme-park is found in Rimini’s Rivazzura area and just north of Rimini is the theme park, Italia in Miniatura. The Acquario di Cattolica aquarium is found in Cattolica, around 10km from Riccione.
For a spot of history the resort of Rimini has an interesting old town, with sites that include the Tempio Malatestiano (or the church of San Francesco as it was known up until the nineteenth century), the Tiberious Bridge (Ponte de Tiberio) which connects the city centre to the popular tourist attraction of the old fishing district of Borgo San Giuliano, where a number of bars and restaurants can be found along its small cobbled streets.
Out and About
Riccione has many late music bars, pubs and clubs to be found around its streets, there’s even a special night-bus service taking revellers from one disco to another.
There are many dining options to be found around Rimini, with cafe-bars, snack stalls on the beach and restaurants along the seafront.
Getting around Riccione is easily done by foot and there is also the option of regular and tourist friendly bus service with plenty of well labelled bus stops.
Exploring the nearby towns is easily done with regular train and bus services which run up and down the coast to Ravenna in the north and Ancona in the south stopping at a number of smaller resort towns along the way. While some of Italy’s larger towns, such as Bologna can be reached in around 1 hour with connections onto Florence (40mins), Milan (90mins) and Venice (2hrs 30mins).
San Marino, one of the world’s smallest countries is just a short bus ride away, there’s a regular bus service from Rimini which takes around 45 minutes, where the bus stops at several points in the modern 'shopping' districts of San Marino before climbing up to its terminus just below the city walls.
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