Summer holiday, sports, shopping, business and much more there is to know about the city's trendiest Adriatic coast!
Are you looking for fun but you want to relax at the same time? Welcome to Riccione!
Scene and many cultural places, shops, beach and nature will be the spice of your holiday.
The history of Riccione
Here are some interesting facts about the birth of what later became the most popular tourist resort on the Adriatic Riviera.
Our city dates back to Roman times when it was called Arcione and was an important stopping point on the Via Flaminia, near the most important center of Rimini.
In 1260, following the setting up of an old Florentine family, the Agolanti, Riccione became a medieval village, whose ruins still are visitable. As like the picturesque Castle of Agolanti situated up the hills.
In ‘800 after the building of the railway Bologna-Ancona line, Riccione has had its first flow of tourists, who mostly were riches gentlemen from Bologna, they used to choose Riccione as the best place to buy their second home. Riccione beaches became very popular and the it has had its first elegant villas and residences.
Since ‘800 onwards Riccione life began to rise up each and every year: Mary Boorman Ceccarini financed the building of the Port Harbour, as well as the hospital named on her husband John Ceccarini and the school children, that still bears his name. These are just a little of the many social works that this illustrious benefactor women had donated to the city. Riccione is also the city where Mussolini had bought his Villa in 1934, which is actually a museum.
The highest rise up of tourism in Riccione had been in the ’30 years, when the city hosted up an average of 30,000 tourists per year, and more than 80 hotels were slowly replacing the sumptuous villas surrounded by greenery.
Riccione is considered today as like one of the most best resorts place in the whole of Adriatic Riviera and in Europe too, even for its wide beaches, for its style of nightlife; it is always an increasingly icon of fashion, elegance and new trends.
Riccione is even the ideal city for your children.
Lots of fun parks, Fiabilandia, Italy in Miniature, Mirabilandia, Oltremare, Skypark.
Beach entertainment, events for children and lots of fun, are the best travelers companions for a real family holiday.
There are many opportunities even for sports: from cycling through the hills and water sports.
Thanks to the fact that it is very to the Fair of Rimini and the birth of the new Palacongressi center in the heart of the city, Riccione has also become an ideal location for your business travel.