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The Citroen Squalo – Italian Style

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

You’ll see plenty of flash cars around Rimini, and Emilia-Romagna in general – with an obvious marked preference for Italian made models. There’s a special place in everybody’s heart, though, for the Citroen DS – known in Italy as the ‘Squalo’ or Shark. Hard to imagine the Italians getting excited about a french car? Not to worry – the DS was designed for Citroen by Italian industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni!

Santarcangelo’s bell tower

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Santarcangelo’s bell tower – the Torre Civica or Torre del Campanone is a neo-gothic symbol of the city, and can be viewed from all over the town. Standing above the hill-top medieval centre of the city, it pulls you in to the twisting and turning beautiful streets of this wonderful town.

Arco di Clemente XIV – PIazza Ganganelli, Santarcangelo di Romagna

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The beautiful arch dedicated to Pope Clement XIV, a native son of Santarcangelo di Romagna, frames the central piazza Ganganelli beautifully. 8 years in the making, the arch was conceived as a tribute to the newly elected Pope Clement XIV in 1769. It was designed by Imola born artist Cosimo Morelli, and finished in 1777 – three years after the death of Clement XIV.

San Marino, viewed from Santarcangelo

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Head inland from Rimini on a summer’s day and you’ll find great views and amazing towns. Here, from the medieval borgo of Santarcangelo we view San Marino in the distance

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 […]