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Rimini in at #5 in the top ten destinations to visit in Italy

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Rimini has come in at #5 in the top ten destinations to visit in Italy, as calculated by Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards 2014 based on millions of reviews by its users.

5 pieces of Italian World Cup Trivia

Monday, June 16th, 2014

5 bits of World Cup Trivia from Italy. No mention, though, of what Marco Materazzi may or may not have said to Zinedine Zidane in 2006…

The Four Chairs in Borgo San Giuliano – A Rimini Travelogue

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The four chairs, lined up eerily outside on the cobbled street, threw me into a panic. Like one of those jokes, a candid camera scam, I felt obliged to stop and look and yet was sure that someone was watching and sniggering. I looked around, but nobody seemed to be paying much attention either to […]

San Marino to become the first wi-fi state in the world

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Innovation married to tradition is the key combination thanks to which neighbours Emilia-Romagna and San Marino have always excelled. Now the world’s oldest surviving republic is set to be the world’s first state entirely covered by wi-fi. The development, announced at the San Marino Forum, will see this small mountainous republic – which can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

German Lotto Tourists Arrive in Rimini

Monday, August 17th, 2009

A while back we published a post about the Lotto fever sweeping Italy, as its Superennalotto jackpot had not been won since January. Rimini was the city with the most number of tickets bought for the draw at that time. Since then the jackpot has just grown in size, and now stands at €130 million […]

Rimini holds steady as a holiday destination – against the national trend

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

The holiday sector, like all others, is in a downturn at the moment. Italy, one of the world’s most visited countries thanks to its food, culture and climate, has itself suffered a drop of somewhere between 6-7% in visitors this year, leading to fears about job losses in the tourism sector. Rimini, though, bucks the […]

Ferragosto – an Italian Holiday

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Ferragosto, the 15th of August, is one of Italy’s most important and most cherished holidays. It has its origins in antiquity, and has changed and evolved over the centuries, but as Gianni Di Gregorio’s wonderful film Pranzo di Ferragosto illustrated so powerfully, the Italian who finds him/herself working or away from family on this summer […]

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 […]