Rimini is a seaside resort and popular vacation destination for Italians and visitors alike. One of its best kept secrets is the Old Town, made up of old stone buildings. Here the Arch of Augustus, built in 27 BC, marks the entrance to the city. The Galleria d’Arte Moderna is a contemporary art gallery , and the Museo della Citta is an archaeological and fine arts museum housing a very large collection of Roman relics. The Museo Fellini pays homage to the local boy with scripts, costumes, phtos, and memorabilia from the beloved director. Rimini’s best known monument is the Tempio Malatestiano which serves as the town’s cathedral. The old town’s fish market and antique stores are worth a browse.
The old town is also good for shopping, with an abundance of designer boutiques along Corso d’Augusto. Dining in Rimini is known to cater primarily to tourists, although authentic local food can still be found in the Borgo San Giuliano. Most of the restaurants, except for the beach bars, require formal dress. Nightclubs abound in this town and are mainly concentrated on the seafront.
But the city’s main attraction is a long, clean sandy beach, lined along its length by three- to five- star hotels which has equipped their stretch of beach with umbrellas, beach bars, volleyball courts, and water sports rentals.