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Rimini preferred seaside resort for most Italians

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The travel site Trivago routinely publishes stats from its user base, to give an idea of trends and popularity of resorts. In its latest set of data it confirms that Rimini is the number one seaside resort chosen, for july and august, by visitors from 10 out of 17 regions in Italy. Italians from Abruzzo, […]

When Italy went to war with the esperanto micro-nation Insulo de la Rozoj

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Perhaps it’s not surprising that few people, up until recently, have heard of the small sovereign (though unrecognised internationally) state of the Isola delle Rose (Rose Island) – or to give it its official title, in esperanto, Insulo de la Rozoj. It’s foundation and eventual destruction – at the hands of Italian military engineers – […]

The treasures of the adriatic

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Theres’s a great video, produced by Emilia-Romagna turismo, which lets you see some of the wide range of fish found in the Adriatic (one of the reasons you can eat so well in Rimini!). The video, treasures of the adriatic, is – sadly – only in Italian (why, oh why don’t they go that little […]

Escaping the ‘afa’ – head to the beach

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

It’s another scorching hot week here in Italy, and with temperatures in and around 37° throughout Emilia-Romagna and northern Italy, one word that you’ll see constantly referred to is ‘afa’. There are lots of different etymological theories relating to the term ‘afa’. One is that it derives from the greek ‘apto’ via the late latin […]

Learning from the Adriatic Riviera – Winter Olympics city Sochi sends officials to Rimini

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Sochi, The host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics, has sent a team of officials to Rimini to learn the lessons of tourism on the Adriatic riviera. The resort city, on the Black Sea coast of Russia, in the Krasnodar Krai district has been twinned with Rimini since 1977, and as part of the continuing […]

Rimini Mayor officially welcomes guests for Ferragosto

Friday, August 14th, 2009

On Friday morning Rimini’s mayor, Alberto Ravaioli, kicked off the celebrations for Italy’s biggest summer holiday weekend, Ferragosto, by publishing an official welcome note to the thousands of holidaymakers who have arrived in the Adriatic Riviera’s capital. “Dear friends, happy Ferragosto and welcome to Rimini. There’s no more beautiful or enjoyable place in the world to […]

The beach strike is on again – details

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

So, it’s been on-off all week, as the lifeguards on the Adriatic riviera threatened strike action for this Saturday (and next saturday, part of the Ferragosto weekend). On thursday a note was issued by the governmental commission which oversees strike action, suggesting that the strike would be called off. A solution had been found. Yesterday, […]

Beach strike for 8th and 16th of August called off

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

News just in that the proposed strikes by lifeguards on the 8th and 16th of August have been called off after an intervention by the governmental commission with responsibility for overseeing strike action. A press release from the Commissione di Garanzia dell ’attuazione della legge sullo sciopero announced with little detail that the strike action […]

Rimini beach strike – Saturday 8th of August

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

If things continue as they are, the beaches of Rimini will remain closed due to a lifeguard strike this Saturday, the 8th of August. Regional official for Tourism, Guido Pasi told the press yesterday that the situation was very worrying, as talks between Rimini Lifeguards and Beach Operators had broken down, making this Saturday’s threatened […]

Fears of a lifeguard strike hang over Ferragosto

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Rimini is one of the safest beach resorts in Italy precisely because every 150 metres is patrolled by the Riviera’s version of Baywatch, the lifeguards. There are nervous negotiations going on, though, in the lead up to the biggest holiday of the summer – Ferragosto weekend (Ferragosto is the 15th, and the strike is planned […]