Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, Gabicce, Portoverde are pursued bathing areas, famous for the perfect combination of the natural attractions of the area and the nightlife that keeps the Riviera Romagnola alive at night. Perfect for those who want to alternate relaxation at the beach with cultural excursions and sports activities of all kinds or, for lovers of nightlife, since there are plenty of pubs, discos, wine cellars, beach bars, etc. One of the most anticipated summer events is the Notte Rosa which attracts over two and a half million guests. Since 2006, every weekend in July, the whole Riviera comes alive with concerts in the squares, beach parties, shows, children’s entertainment, restaurants, shops and museums open until late at night, while the main monuments “dress” in pink. And at midnight on Friday, the entire coastline is illuminated by the unmissable fireworks show.
The main attractions on the Riviera:
Aquafan, located in Riccione, is the most famous water park in Europe, thanks to its spectacular water games, countless events and its ability to be still a place of fashion and trend. Over 90,000 square meters of slides and attractions surrounded by greenery await you from June 1st to September 9th.
In the Oltremare Theme park, love and respect for nature and animals are the key principles underlying the entire architectural project. The park aims to raise awareness in the public and involve it through direct contact with the animals, by creating educational activities and projects, including shows and guided tours.
Located near Ravenna, Mirabilandia is one of the main amusement parks in Italy and offers hundreds of attractions such as the largest roller coaster in Europe. Thematic areas, shows, events, a large area dedicated exclusively to children and Mirabilandia Beach, the beautiful tropical beach of the Park, are just some of the many reasons that make it an attraction not to be missed.
Ideal for families, this theme park is especially loved by children for its attractions and fairytale atmosphere.
Italia in Miniatura
An original way to admire all the architectural wonders of Italy together.
“Le Navi” Aquarium in Cattolica
The thousands of fish and marine species that the aquarium hosts render it a treasure that offers culture, excitement and fun.
San Leo is situated in the Marecchia Valley, just a few kilometers from San Marino. Built on the highest point of an impervious rocky spur, it hosts the impregnable fortress in which the Count of Cagliostro and Felice Orsini were imprisoned. The settlement is built around a square and its civic tower, expanding toward the parish church of San Leo and the Cathedral, built between the twelfth and thirteenth century with sandstone, close to the cliff and without a real facade. The art gallery is interesting, with works by Guercino and Caravaggio. The view from San Leo is one of the most beautiful and characteristic of the region: the landscape extends over the surrounding mountains and along the Marecchia valley to the sea.
From the top of its rocky spur, 330 m. a.s.l., Verucchio stands in bulwark on Valmarecchia and the whole Adriatic Coast. In Verucchio the Villanovan-Etruscan civilization developed, and left important testimonies of great beauty, signs of an evolved community whose historical artifacts are now preserved in the Archaeological Civic Museum, located in the thirteenth-century monastery of the Augustinian friars. The summer in Verucchio attracts many tourists by offering them not only excellent cuisine but also high-level cultural events such as the Verucchio Music Festival “Under the Stars”.
Charm, mystery and traditions are ideal attributes of this town. Along the characteristic stairways and alleys of the center it is possible to see the eighteenth-century Collegiata, the towering Rocca Malatestiana and the Triumphal Arch.
Every year on November 11th is held the San Martino Fair, known as the horned Fair, while in July the International Festival of Theaters animates the squares with performances carried out by artists from various countries.
Urbino, city of immense historical and artistic wealth, is now home to the National Gallery of Marche where many masterpieces are warded, including paintings by Piero Della Francesca and Tiziano. Other points of interest are the Casa di Raffaello, the Duomo, the University Building and of course the Palazzo Ducale, symbol of the city.
Named “Borgo dei Borghi 2018” from the Italian TV show “Kilimangiaro”, Gradara is one of the most beautiful destinations to visit. It is an ancient fortified village located a short distance from Cattolica and the sea. It is known above all for its historical Rocca Malatestiana, where the love story of Paolo and Francesca hovered.