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The Balena and the Barafonda

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

There’s a wonderful walk, turning right on the river Marecchia banks just before the new bridge on Via Enrico Colletti (heading out of the city through San Giuliano Mare). Aside from the natural beauty of the Marecchia River banks, with long reeds and sea-birds giving it a wild edge, there’s also an open air art […]

Rimini Cartoon Club

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Rimini Cartoon Club takes place every july, and is one of the biggest free events of its kind. Various events are held throughout the month, including complementary associated festivals like Rimini Comix, the Cosplay convention etc. For children and adults alike there are loads of great cartoon related events to catch. The Cartoon Club […]

San Leo joins the most beautiful small towns of Italy

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

San Leo has made official what many people have been saying for years: it has joined the club of ‘I Borghi più Belli d’Italia‘ (the most beautiful small towns of Italy). More appropriate than joined, is perhaps admitted, as this is a small and exclusive list of towns throughout Italy that meet some specific requirements […]

European Heritage Days events – Rimini

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

All across Europe there are events planned as part of the European Union initiative ‘European Heritage Days’, and Emilia-Romagna is no exception – in fact, as Emilia-Romagna Tourism reports, there are over 200 different events taking place across the region this weekend under the banner of ‘Italy, Treasure of Europe’ Rimini, in particular, has a […]

Rimini screens world broadcast of ‘The Age of Stupid’

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Rimini is just one of the many cities worldwide that will be linking up with New York this evening to show a special Global Premier screening of the new film The Age of Stupid, directed by Franny Armstrong – whose documentaries include McLibel (credited with helping effect a sea-change of opinion about the American fast-food […]

When Robert Plant Rocked the Rimini Meeting

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Leafing through the latest edition of monthly Italian music magazine XL, I chanced upon a Rimini story that raised a smile. It dates back to 1993, when ex-Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant was touring to promote his album Fate of Nations (an under-rated album which includes the wonderful 29 Palms, plus guest appearances from Clannad’s  Máire […]

The Leahcim Noskcaj Syndrome

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Leafing through the light-hearted ‘alieni a Rimini‘, a visitor’s guide to Rimini which explains some of the more mysterious traditions and customs of the Romagnolo resort town, I came across the curious but readily identifiable Leahcim Noskcaj syndrome. It’s a syndrome which afflicts up to an estimated 70% of the Rimini population, and is characterised […]

Romagna Mia – discovering a region through a song

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

How many songs can you think of that have linked traditional music – in this case the Liscio of Romagna – with artists and personalities as diverse as Gloria Gaynor, Jovanotti, Laura Pausini and Pope John Paul II? There’s only one, that I know of, and it’s the 1954 classic Romagna Mia by the Secondo […]

Sydney Lummet to be awarded the 2009 Fellini Prize

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Sydney Lumet becomes the fourth director to receive the Fellini Prize, an annual award presented in Rimini by the Fellini Foundation to both honour the world’s most important film directors, and at the same time comemorate the late great Federico Fellini. Lumet, who started his career as film director back in 1957 (with the classic […]

The Gambalunga Library gets a video guide

Monday, August 24th, 2009

There’s an interesting project,over at run by an Irishman, Michael Phillips, that aims to produce high-quality video-guides for geo-tagged sites of cultural interest. The project has over 600 videos, spread out through Italy, Cuba, Cyprus, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (it’s aim is to become a global leader), and now Philips has added […]