The territory of San Marino is surrounded by the cities of Romagna and Adriatic Coast: a must-visit destination if you are spending a vacation in the small Republic on the Mount Titano.
Both the hinterland and the coast offer natural beauty, history and culture: visiting Romagna means immersing yourself in a world of traditions and enjoying unique food and wine.
A short distance from the Republic of San Marino, the Romagna Riviera has always been a symbol of beach holiday, fun, relaxation on large, well-equipped beaches and a lively nightlife full of events. To learn all the secrets and itineraries you can visit the website dedicated to tourism on the Romagna Riviera www.rivieraromagnola.net.
Rimini is the town of welcome and hospitality par excellence. Located about 20 km from San Marino, it stretches along the Adriatic Sea on 15 km of sandy coastline, surrounded by hills dotted with villages and castles all waiting to be discovered.
Known for seaside vacations, there aremore than 200 bathing establishments on its territory, more than 1,000 hotels, theme and amusement parks for children such as “Italia in Miniatura” and “Fiabilandia”, and plenty of restaurants and clubs that are renewed every year.
Rimini is not only a seaside resort, but a wonderful city of art with centuries of history. Rimini is the ancient roman city “Ariminum,” which over time has been of great strategic importance: three important Roman consular roads intersect here, the Via Flaminia, passing through the Furlo Gorge to Rome, the Via Emilia, leading to Bologna, the Via Popilia (later Romea) leading to Ravenna and then Venice. The city preserves real treasures and archaeological evidence from the Roman Imperial and Renaissance periods: the Augustus Arch, the Tiberius Bridge, the Surgeon’s Domus, the Castle of Sigismondo Malatesta, the Malatesta Temple, not forgetting the very rich City Museum.
Not only culture and entertainment, a visit to Rimini, a city by the sea, will bring to the table the fish protagonist of its cuisine, to be eaten in grilled meats, first courses with “poveracce” (clam) sauce or in the ever-present piadina, which you will find with many different fillings, from the most classic to gourmet. Do not miss also pasta, such as typical strozzapreti, tagliatelle with Romagna-style ragout and many other delights. Rimini is a land that gives emotions, that opens the heart and the mind.
Learn more at www.riminiturismo.it
Riccione is a beautiful seaside resort in Romagna where tradition and originality blend harmoniously. A trendy resort, beloved by young people, it is also known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic and in the summer it lights up with its great accommodation offer, including hotels, equipped beaches and a rich program of events capable of satisfying all types of tourists, from families looking for services and comfort, to young people looking for fun and also for those looking for sports activities or relaxation and wellness the proposals are many.
Aquafan and Oltremare are the famous theme parks of Riccione where children and adults can spend fun days among slides, pools and discover the fascination of the marine and underwater world.
If you want to get in shape and are looking for wellness and relaxation, your point of reference is Riccione Spa. A modern establishment located in the middle of a park facing the sea. Valuable thermal springs flow there: sulfurous, salsobromoiodic and magnesian. Inside the establishment, the Wellness Center l’Oasi with a range of aesthetic medicine treatments helps you recover optimal form and combat stress.
Cattolica is called the Queen of the Adriatic and its tradition of hospitality has ancient roots. An ideal destination for summer vacations with its range of hotels and modern beaches equipped with swimming pools, it offers an interesting cultural scene of concerts, theater and folk festivals, but also many children’s entertainments, bars, restaurants and stores, perfect for spending pleasant evenings.
Cattolica is also famous for the Cattolica Aquarium, one of the largest in the Adriatic, where you can admire a wide variety of marine species.
A vacation in Misano Adriatico is unforgettable because in addition to the sea, the beach and the many things to see, there is also so much “to do.”
Many magnificent excursions within a few kilometers, walks and bike rides, and for fans we are in the location that hosts the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
The Conca River separates the territory of Misano Adriatico from Cattolica and San Giovanni Marignano. Right on the Conca River there is a beautiful protected area, the Conca River Nature Oasis. Nearby (about 10 km) is also the beautiful medieval town of Gradara. Undoubtedly Misano Adriatico is also of Roman origin, as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds discovered in recent years that date back to the 3rd century BC.
The image of this town is completed by the beautiful Marina of Portoverde, which also decrees its success for nautical tourism, a blue flag for tourist landings.
Although geographically the town is part of the Riviera Romagnola, politically Gabicce belongs to the Marche Region, under the province of Pesaro-Urbino.
The historic village of Gabicce is located 150 m above sea level. Gabicce Monte in fact coincides with the ancient “Castrum Ligabitiii” and stands on a striking promontory that falls sheer to the sea, and its cliffs offer a placid bay with a wide beach and lots of greenery that characterizes the resort of Gabicce Mare, where well-equipped establishments and hotels give a truly relaxing and comfortable stay.
On the other side of the promontory is Vallugola Bay, a natural bay with a small marina, a beach and excellent seafood restaurants that are well worth a visit.
Bellaria Igea Marina
Bellaria is divided from Igea Marina by the Uso River. The two resorts have in common the urban quality, the beauty of 7 km of fine sandy shoreline, the environmental quality and services: excellent hotels, sports facilities, discos, bars, restaurants. The name Bellaria first appears in a document in 1359 and indicated a fortified farmstead that served as the hunting lodge of the Malatesta family and was located in the vicinity of the church of Santa Margherita now called “E Castel.”
Those who choose to spend a vacation in Bellaria find a place that offers sun, sea, and fun in a setting of well-being and quiet in excellently equipped hotels or even hotels near the beach. Then it is enough to walk or bike along one of the many paths through vegetable gardens and orchards and into the countryside to rediscover a bit of its wild nature that fascinated the pioneers of tourism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: groves, native shrubs, pines and oaks that reached as far as the beach dunes.
Still today in the heart of the town stands the 40-hectare Mulberry Park with lots of wild vegetation and a small lake in a renaturalized former sand quarry, a refuge for a rich migratory fauna.
In 1956 Bellaria and Igea Marina formed together the Municipality of Bellaria-Igea Marina, in the province of Forli. and then passed under Rimini when the latter became a province.
Moving north on the Riviera Romagnola one comes to Cesenatico, where one can breathe in the “savoir vivre” of the Romagna people: amidst the scent of piadina, the freshest fish, its small port with the atmosphere of yesteryear intact and the charming old boats with their colorful sails, the blue of the sea and the gold of the beach.
The canal port was built in 1325 as an outlet to the sea for the productive and fertile city of Cesena. This port and the network of connecting canals were later redesigned by Leonardo da Vinci in 1502 at the request of Cesare Borgia.
Fishing has always been an asset to this locality, which has a reputation, certainly well deserved, for having first-rate trattorias and restaurants where one can enjoy the delicacies of the sea that arrive intact in their freshness and flavor of Romagna.
Near Cesenatico along its seven kilometers of soft sand are the small towns of Zadina, Valverde andVillamarina, San Mauro and Gatteo. If you are a sports lover, Cesenatico boasts a large number of Bike hotels: it is right here that the legendary Nove Colli takes place, and this is also a land of true passion for cycling: it was in Cesena, just a few kilometers from Cesenatico that the “pirate,” the legendary Marco Pantani, was born.
Cervia and Milano Marittima
Cervia is distinguished by ten kilometers of clean, white beaches, Blue Flag of the Adriatic. The shoreline is surrounded by fragrant pine forest and Mediterranean scrub, remnants of the forest that once covered the coastline from the mouth of the Reno River to Cervia.
Very important in Cervia’s hinterland are the ancient salt pans, which still produce Cervia’s “sweet” salt with traditional tools, where herons, waders and ducks can still be seen. Cervia salt is called sweet because it does not contain potassium, which is a bitter chloride.
The pine forest areas, the areas with the last stretches of dune beach, the remaining marshes of the other localities Milano Marittima, Tagliata and Pinarella, the localities around Ravenna and going up further north, the Argenta valleys constitute a precious natural lung and habitat for many species of animals, reptiles and birds of wetlands and marine areas. This stretch of land is a true paradise to which even Lord Byron was not indifferent: maritime pines, holm oaks, wild orchids, holm oaks, colors and scents that reach all the way to the sea.
Milano Marittima originated in fairly recent times: in the early 1900s. Nearby Cervia was a small town with about 9,000 inhabitants whose economy was mostly based on salt production, agriculture and fishing. In 1907 that a prominent Milanese Maffei family was granted permission by the Municipality of Cervia to reclaim and build in a large area located north of the Cervia Canal. In 1911 the “Milano Marittima Society for the development of the Cervia beach” was established, of which several prominent members of the Milanese bourgeoisie were members.
Today it is a popular resort for young and fashionable tourism, thanks to its bathing establishments, modern hotels and clubs that are often the destination of famous personalities from show business and politics.