Rimini, Province of Rimini, Emilia‑Romagna
- Altitude: m a.s.l
- Population: about 144,000 inhabitants (in 2013)
- Zip/postal code: 47900
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0541
- Patron Saint: St. Gaudenzio, celebrated on 25 October
- Demonym: riminesi
- Frazioni & Localities: Bellariva, Corpolò, Marebello, Miramare di Rimini, Rivabella, Rivazzurra, San Fortunato, San Giuliano a Mare, Santa Aquilina, Torre Pedrera, Viserba, Viserbella
- GPS Coordinates: 44.03.N, 12.34.E
Provinces of Emilia-Romagna
- Circoscrizione 1: Centro Storico, Marina Centro, San Giuliano
- Circoscrizione 2: Borgo San Giovanni, Lagomaggio, Marina Lido
- Circoscrizione 3: Bellariva, Miramare
- Circoscrizione 4: Borgo Mazzini, INA Casa, Vergiano, Corpolò
- Circoscrizione 5: Celle, Viserba, San Vito, Santa Giustina
- Circoscrizione 6: V PEEP, Grotta Rossa, Gaiofana.
- Litorale Nord: Torre Pedrera, Viserbella, Viserba, Rivabella e San Giuliano a Mare
- Marina Centro
- Litorale Sud: Bellariva, Marebello, Rivazzurra e Miramare
- San Lorenzo in Correggiano
History - Antiquity
Ariminum was a road junction connecting central Italy (Via Flaminia) and northern Italy (Via Aemilia and Via Popilia) as well as a sea and river port. Emperors enriched the town with monuments as the Arch of Augustus, Tiberius' Bridge and the Amphitheatre.
History - The Middle Ages
History - Modern Times
In 1843 the first bathing establishment and the Kursaal started the new tourist era. In a few years, in the marina became a great many sea villas were built, and in the early twentieth century the Grand Hotel became the emblem of a new kind of tourism. During World War II, the city was heavily bombed, but after liberation on September 21 1944, impressive reconstruction works began gaving rise to an economy based on tourist.
What to see
- The Piazza Tre Martiri, in honor of three civilians shot in World War II by the Nazis, was also where markets and tournaments were held; to the sides of the square a small temple dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua and the Clock Tower.
- Fiabilandia, the most ancient theme park in Italy, at Rivazzurra, open from Easter to October; the park is divided in a mediaeval, eastern and western section.
- Italia in Miniatura, at Viserba, a creation of Ivo Rambaldi inaugurated in 1970, which offers itineraries through miniature monuments and is landscaped with over 80,000 bonsai plants.
- Official Website of the Comune of Rimini.