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The Adriatic Riviera is synonymous with gorgeous golden beaches, more history than you can see in one holiday to Italy and a fantastic night out or two. The Adriatic Sea is where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Ionian Sea on the east coast of Italy.
If you want 20km of sandy beaches, hotels for all budgets, fabulous and ancient artefacts and a get up and go party circuit for the evenings, then you’ll visit Rimini. Cultural events take place within the awe inspiring ruins of the Roman Amphitheatre in the summer, which are well worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere. Other highlights include The Madonna Della Scala Church, Tiberius Bridge, the Malatesta Temple and the Castel Sismondo. These architectural delights are a feast for the eyes so take a fully charged camera with you.
Who will enjoy a holiday to Rimini? Who wouldn’t, more like? Family’s couples and friends will all love it. The surrounding towns and villages also offer a lot and could prove an interesting diversion or daytrip. Verruchio has some of the earliest traces of life in Europe, and conveniently sits in the hills above Rimini. Take a visit to the caves and imagine your ancestors walking where you sandals now stand. The surrounding countryside is beautiful so when you’re not sunning on the beach you can explore rolling hills and ancient villages, all under the dazzling Italian sun.
The 20 km of gorgeous golden sand line the shores and attracts droves of people all year round. Grab your bucket and spade, blow up your beach ball and polish the surfboard; there’s nonstop fun to the bad on holiday in Rimini.
Cattolica boasts another stretch of golden sand and hosts a number of lidos. There are a huge range of facilities yet the beaches tend to get very busy in the summer, due to hotels lining the shore owning chunks here and there. Water sports can be had in most spots along the beach and when you’re done surfing there will always be a great little café to grab authentic Italian food in.
Riccione is another town along the Adriatic Riviera and is known for its amazing nightlife and daytime activities. With another great beach and a water park with aquarium, it’s a great place to spend time. If you want to head inland you’ll be rewarded by great finds, such as the St Francis Basilica and examples of art, such as mosaic and Baroque buildings.
The Adriatic Riviera is a varied placed that guarantees a great beach, a fun night and as much history and culture as you want. Fun for families, great for groups and romantic for couples, everyone will want an Adriatic Riviera holiday with lastminute.com.