Riccione: glamour on Italy’s eastern coast
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Riccione in brief

 

Visit Riccione for golden sand, elegant nightlife, outdoor activities, relaxing spas, theme parks, the local lobster and historical village excursions.

Location:

Eastern Italy

Nearest airport:

San Marino Federico Fellini di Rimini

Key resorts & areas:

Riccione Beach, Cattolica, Rimini

Major sights & activities:

Golf, cycling, spas, theme parks, city and village excursions

Best time to go

June to September, August is the peak season

Did you know?

Riccione serves a particular kind of crustacean, called the Squilla mantis, to guests keen to try the local seafood. It can be served alone flavoured simply with lemon, or dished up in soups or pasta dishes.

 

Beach holidays in Riccione

 

Riccione is a small stretch of Italy’s Eastern Riviera, near San Marino, that is popular among holidaymakers seeking a sophisticated beach getaway. It’s worth keeping an eye out for the local delicacy, Squilla mantis, when eating out in the area. There are many other fantastic seafood dishes to try, too.

These are the main points of interest in Riccione:

 

Riccione Beach

The golden sands of Riccione Beach play host to thousands of sun-seekers during the high season and offer opportunities for activities such as beach walking, volleyball, tennis, diving, sailing and water skiing. By night, the resort is packed with revellers enjoying a sophisticated cocktail in one of the chic bars and clubs lining the waterfront.

There’s more to Riccione than sunbathing and nightlife, however. Those looking for a relaxing holiday can take advantage of the spas and beauty salons in the area, while visitors hoping to see more of the wider area can go on excursions to the neighbouring areas. Theme parks abound for families looking to keep the kids entertained, including Acquafan.

 

Cattolica

Cattolica can be found on the coast south-east of Riccione and has its own beach to enjoy. Other attractions include the aquarium, which is one of the biggest of its kind with more than 100 display tanks and pools home to sharks, turtles and more.

Other notable sights are the 13th century Church of San Apollinare and the 15th century Malatesta Tower.

 

Rimini

Rimini is north-west of Riccione on the coast and is just as lively as Riccione. It has more to offer than its bar-lined beach, though. Local attractions include the medieval Tempio Malatestiano cathedral, the Arco di Augusto Roman ruin and the 16th century Palazzo del Municipio.

The Fiabilandia theme park can be found here, as can the Rimini dolphinarium. One unusual must-see attraction is Italia in Miniatura, which features scale models of some of Italy’s biggest sights.

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