It would not be immodest and it would not be a lie to say that the most famous resort on the Italian Adriatic Riviera is Rimini. It is known as the "Ibiza of the Adriatic" and offers 15 km of golden beaches, sun and lots of exciting entertainment. The pearl of Italian resorts is located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, between the rivers Marecia and Ausa. Measured in kilometers, the city is about 50 km from Ravenna and very close to one of the smallest countries in the world - San Marino.
The history of the popular Rimini began to be written more than 2000 years ago. Rimini originated as a Roman colony and developed as a city of great strategic importance. Three key Roman roads intertwined on its territory - Via Flaminia, Via Aemilia and Via Popilia. This was reason enough for Rimini to become too attractive a prey for both the European conquerors and the Roman emperors themselves. Local governors were faced with the task of maintaining the integrity of this key city.
Typical of any summer and seaside resort, real life in Rimini begins with a rise in temperature, namely during the warmer months. The Italians have done a great job with the Italians feeling like Rimini as a personal place to relax, and the guests do not suffer from the lack of comfort and coziness, and to take away unforgettable memories of their stay. In Rimini, delicious food, noisy restaurants, luxury boutiques and cultural sites are on par.
Rimini's catalog of sightseeings is full of serious challenges for tourists. For starters, the walk can start from the old town of Rimini. Many tourists ignore it, but this is a big mistake. Its appearance is colorful because of the remains of antiquity and majestic architectural creations, as well as because of all those features that the city is proud of, because they are the "narrators" of its history. Undoubtedly, the old town of Rimini is the most valuable cultural and historical site.
Definitely one of the symbols of Rimini is the impressive Bridge of Tiberius. It has been "living" in Rimini since the age of 14 and was founded by the Roman Emperor Augustus. Its final completion took place with his successor Tiberius. The bridge rises over the Mareccia River and was the connecting artery of the city center and the medieval Borgo San Giuliano district. The architectural jewel impresses with its five arches supported by massive columns. The Tiberius Bridge survives very heavy enemy attacks and is a gem in Rimini's crown. Today, the Tiberius Bridge continues to play the role of a major artery as it leads north to the two main roads, Via Emilia and Via Pontica. Today, the arch with his name tells of the glorious time in which Emperor Augustus reigned. It was built in 27 BC. in honor of the final war of the Roman Republic, in which forces measured the forces of Octavian Augustus and Anthony and Cleopatra. The monument has a gate 9.92 m high and 8.45 m wide. In the Middle Ages its architecture was renewed by adding a jagged upper part. Tomaso Temetna is the architect inscribed in the biography of the arch as the architect who undertook the task in the XVIII century and undertook its reconstruction. The Roman amphitheater is another jewel among the landmarks of Rimini. Dating back to the 2nd century, it still has no competitor and remains the largest in the entire region. The amphitheater was built with a capacity of 15,000 spectators. In the third century, Rimini included it in its new borders, defending it with the new city walls, but unfortunately failed to protect it from the ruthless destruction of World War II. However, the surviving walls of the arena, one of the main entrances and several of the entrances to the balconies, have something to tell the history-hungry visitors.
Rimini's sights are in serious competition with each other in terms of appreciating their beauty and significance. Sismondo Castle cannot fail to be one of Rimini's medieval treasures. Sismondo Castle rises at the entrance to the historic city center. Its foundations were laid on the remains of ancient Roman fortresses, and its construction began at Sigismund Malatesta and lasted about 9 years - from 1437 to 1446, on the remains of ancient Roman fortresses. The erection of Sismondo Castle is not accidental. On his shoulders fall several extremely important tasks - to be a defensive fortress, to tell about the prestige of his time and later - to play the role of a prison.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Rimini's sights have no end. In the business card of the resort find its place the church of St. Francis, which is one of the best preserved and one of the examples of Renaissance architecture, the church of St. Augustine, the church of St. Giovanni Battista from the XII century and the bell tower of the former cathedral "St. Colombia”. The route of the tour ready to pass through the gates of time and immerse yourself in the world of history must include a visit to the bronze statue of Pope Paul V, visit the Archaeological Museum, Palazzo del Podesta, which now houses the city administration, as well as a symbolic border between the old and the new Rimini - the Montanara Gate, and the Gambalunga Library. The latter was built between 1610 and 1614 to preserve valuable manuscripts and editions from the 16th century to the present day.
With such an entry into the world of architectural, cultural and historical heritage, Rimini's other face was somehow overshadowed. Therefore, it must be acknowledged that the resort is the place for a complete classic holiday - under the hot sun, in a swimsuit and with a cocktail in hand, the coveted tranquility is achievable in Rimini - a door to the past and a window to the present.