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Blogging from Rimini, we’ll bring you all the news, trivia, and articles of interest in our Rimini blog. The updates can be sporadic, depending upon how busy we are with other areas of the site – so the best bet is to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates, or else bookmark and check back here regularly.

7 Things for Kids to do in Rimini

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

There’s a reason that Rimini is one of the #1 summer destinations for Italian families – it’s a place that puts kids very much at the centre of things, and there are loads of great things to keep the kids (and by extension, their parents) happy. We’ve collected just a few here Rimini Theme Parks […]

Christmas and New Year in Rimini: 5 reasons you’ll love it!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

5 reasons why Rimini is the perfect destination in December, with its markets, great food, and beautiful atmosphere.

The Piadina Romagnola gets European Recognition

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

It’s official – the Piadina Romagnola / Piada Romagnola has been awarded the Protected Geographical Indication (IGP in Italian) mark by the European Union. The Piada now gets an official European description: The name ‘Piadina Romagnola’/‘Piada Romagnola’ refers to the bakery product obtained from the preparation, and subsequent cooking on a flat pan, of a […]

Rebuilding Rome’s Colosseum – Minister tweets approval

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Plans to rebuild part of Rome’s Colosseum – perhaps Italy’s single most famous monument – seemed to get approval from Italy’s Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dario Franceschini on Sunday when he tweeted an image along with the message “I like the idea of archaelogist Mancarda to give back to the Colosseum its arena, is […]

How do you say Halloween in Italian?

Friday, October 31st, 2014

How do you say Halloween in Italian? Halloween – that was easy, wasn’t it! That’s because Halloween, by and large, isn’t recognised as a festival in Italy. Sure, in lots of cities and towns now there are parties and events, but talk to any Italians and you’ll find that this is just another Anglo-American importation […]

Rimini Foto d’Autunno (Autumn Photos)

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Rimini Foto d’Autunno, is an annual photographic exhibition – or rather exhibitions, showcasing contemporary photography. It’s quickly established a name for itself as an important cultural event nationally, with exhibitions featuring both local and international talents. The events are spread out in different venues around the city, including the City Museum, The Galleria dell’Imagine, and […]

15 great photos from the 2014 Festa de’ Borg

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

We had an amazing weekend at the 2014 Festa de’ Borg in Rimini’s Borgo San Giuliano – one of the best loved local festivals, held every two years. This year’s festival was, like all the others, full of imagination, creativity, and enthusiasm – turning an already beautiful and picturesque area of the city into something […]

15 great photos from the Gelato World Tour finals in Rimini

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Rimini’s Parco Fellini played host, over the weekend, to the Gelato Word Tour finals – a competition to find the best ice cream makers worldwide, with heats in countries including Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and the United States. There was lots of fun and ice-cream tasting going on – and here are […]

The Ice Cream Olympics!

Friday, September 5th, 2014

The Gelato World Tour – described as the Ice Cream Olympics, returns for its grand finale to Rimini this weekend! The competition, promoted by Carpigiani and SIGEP, set off around the world with heats in Australia, Dubai, Italy, the US, Spain and Germany to pick 24 finalists to discover the best artisan ice-cream maker for […]

Maurizio Bellini – Picnic Restaurant

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

It’s 10.00am on a hot Saturday morning at the end of August, but Maurizio Bellini, the owner of the Picnic restaurant in Rimini’s Via Malatestiano, is dressed in a jacket and tie; standards and appearance are evidently important to this restauranteur who has fed generations of Riminese. “I opened the restaurant in 1965”, Bellini tells […]