A busy seaside town that has welcomed the rich and famous for over a hundred years. It was once the choice destination for Mussolini, who even built a villa here. It is still a place to be seen, and thousands of glamorous young people descend on the bars and fashionable clubs to enjoy a night out in one of the 300 venues that are on offer. During the day, the beautiful sandy beaches attract the visitor, and Riccione is a fantastic area for a family holiday. With shallow stretches of the Adriatic coastline for children of all ages to splash about in, it is a firm favourite for the scores of people who visit every year.
Location: The 'Green Pearl of the Adriatic Coast'
On the Adriatic coastline just 30 kilometres east of San Marino and 12 kilometres south from Rimini, Riccione has an enviable position in north-east Italy. Federico Fellini International Airport is less than ten minutes away, and the excellent A14 (E55) road connects you with Italy's east coast cities all the way south to Taranto. Forget cars and busses to get around the town, and do what many locals do—sign up to the bike-sharing project. For just a 10 Euro deposit, you can get a key to allow you access to one of the six bicycle pick-up stations, where you can use each bike for up to 5 hours a day, free of charge.
Business: A fine convention centre in the heart of the town
With excellent road, rail and air connections, Riccione Conference Center, situated just 500 metres from the city centre, is an inspired building for events of all sizes. It boasts five levels of modular spaces that can be adapted to meet your requirements. Events for less than 100 up to almost 1,400 guests can be catered for, and bigger exhibitions can be split over four floors in this innovative and modern building.
Culture: Head inland and find history among the landscapes
The surrounding area of the town is home to many 16th and 17th Century villages and towns with stunning architecture to explore. Verucchio is an ancient town centre that was formed around its two fortresses, and the town’s museum is a wealth of archaeological artefacts. San Marino is also close by and is a destination for duty free shoppers within its walled city looking for bargains. Take time away from the shops, and walk the route of the Three Towers along the top of the hill that forms this tiny republic.
Activities: Elegant restaurants and sophisticated bars
The many visitors to the town enjoy the bars, clubs, and restaurants that can be found dotted around the town centre. Serving excellent local produce from the sea and land, including the traditional bread called Piadina, there will always be a place to taste the local flavours of the region at any time of the day.