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What the hell is Parkour?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Wandering around Rimini’s Turquoise beach club, the weekend of the famous Notte Rosa festival this year, you might have spotted a group of lads somersaulting over packing crates on the beachfront. Amidst all this, you might have seen a super-hero float by as well! And all in the name of ‘Parkour’, but what the hell […]

RiminiWellness 2014 Kicks off 30th May

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The 9th edition of the huge RiminiWellness event kicks off on may 30th through to June 2nd at Rimini Fiera. This annual event attracts visitors from all over the world, both professionals involved in the wellness and physical activity business, and the general public. The event is packed with exhibitors showing off the latest in […]

2020 Olympic bid for Romagna?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

The talk elsewhere in the last week has been about the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro, and the embarassing failure of the Obama backed Chicago campaign. Elsewhere, because here in Romagna Olympics fans are thinking further down the track – four years further, to be exact, and the competition to […]

The Giro d’Italia set to return to Pantani’s Cesenatico in 2010

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Reports appeared in local papers this week that the annual Giro d’Italia, one of the most prestigious cycling competitions in the world, is set to include, for the first time since 1999, a stop in Cesenatico,  near Rimini – hometown to arguably Italy’s most famous cyclist, the late Marco Pantani (nicknamed il pirata – the […]

Serie A football resumes this weekend

Friday, August 21st, 2009

It’s a tired but true observation that to understand Italy and the Italians, you have to at least take a passing look at football and its place in society. Whether you subscribe to the theory that the game was actually invented in Italy – either as calcio fiorentino or the ancient Roman game of Harpastum […]

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 […]

No winner in huge Italian lottery jackpot

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Europe’s second largest lottery jackpot looks set to grow as yet again no-one managed to pick the 6 winning numbers in Italy’s SuperEnnalotto prize draw. The draw which happens on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays has been building up to fever-pitch over the summer. The last jackpot win was back in January! Now the prize for […]

Beach Volleyball on the Riviera celebrates its 25th anniversary

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

It was 25 years ago, this year, that – according to Claudio Fantini – volleyball came out of the indoor sports centres and onto the beach in Italy, via the glamorous beaches of California. Fantini, in fact, is the man who claims to have introduced beach volleyball to Italy – and there are few that […]

Classic cars on the street – the Fiat 500

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The Fiat 500, or Cinquecento as it’s known, is much more than just a car. It’s a piece of history – and one that’s not so dissimilar to Rimini. They are both succesful products of the post-war economic miracle in Italy, they’re both much admired and imitated, and both have gone through peaks and troughs […]

What the hell is Tchoukball? Find out in Rimini

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Are you like me, without a clue as to what tchoukball may be? Well, there’s a good way to find out more, by heading down to the internatioal tchoukball beach festival , being held on the beach in Viserba on the 9th and 19th of May. Tchoukball is a relatively knew sport, developed by a […]