The 10 Best Free Things to do in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna

November 12, 2021 Trinity Boughner

The biggest beach resort on the Adriatic Sea, Rimini is a favored Italian seaside holiday destination for Italians themselves. The city offers an impressive nine miles of beaches, though many of these have private access for the scores of hotels facing the shore. The old town, about a 15-minute walk inland, has many interesting sights, including the Arch of Augustus from 27 BC, and Tiberius Bridge from the early 1st century. Rimini also boasts many great restaurants and an energetic nightlife.
Restaurants in Rimini

1. Arco d'Augusto

Via XX Settembre Corso d'Augusto, 47921, Rimini Italy +39 0541 157 6400 http://www.comune.rimini.it/servizi/citta/monumenti/pagina12.html
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2,017 reviews

Arco d'Augusto

Reviewed By asiyahnoemik - Pula, Croatia

Beautiful Arch of Augustus ( Arco d'Augusto ), together with the Tiberius Bridge, is one of the oldest Roman symbols of Rimini, as well as a fundamental reference point for the whole city. The monument is in fact located in the historic center, at the end of the Corso d'Augusto, which crosses the entire center until it reaches the Tiberius bridge. It has four shields or round portraits from Roman times, in which the four deities are depicted: Jupiter, recognizable by the lightning symbol; Apollo, depicted with zither and crow; Neptune, recognizable by the trident and the dolphin, and finally the Goddess of Rome, represented with the sword and the weapon trophy. A wonderful example of Roman history that we can enjoy.

2. Borgo San Giuliano

Centro storico di Rimini, 47900, Rimini Italy http://www.borgosangiuliano.it/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 649 reviews

Borgo San Giuliano

3. Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour

Corso d'Augusto, 47900, Rimini Italy
Excellent
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4.5 based on 296 reviews

Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour

Reviewed By asiyahnoemik - Pula, Croatia

Rimini is a maritime city, and its inhabitants love the sea. Rimini has always based part of its economy on the fish sector, and fishing has therefore been an important activity for collective nutrition. The structure of the fish market (Vecchia Pescheria) is designed to contain the commercial fervor of citizens, with all its typical nuances. Built in 1747 under the design of Giovana Francesco Buonamici, the old fish market (Vecchia Pescheria) forms a two-storey open gallery with three arches, inside is still in excellent condition there are two parallel rows of Istrian stone benches used to show/sell the fish and in every corner of the fountain building allowing cleaning. It is still known today as the piazza delle poveracce, a name used in the dialect to indicate the shells (mussels) , this place is still dear to the people of Rimini, a symbol of folklore and productivity.

4. Piazza Cavour

Corso d'Augusto, 47921, Rimini Italy +39 0541 53399 http://www.ariminum.it
Excellent
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4.5 based on 852 reviews

Piazza Cavour

Reviewed By asiyahnoemik - Pula, Croatia

Very nice and interesting place. Arriving at this beautiful square, they immediately catch the eye of the beautiful palace. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. The history of this square as well as Tre Martiri Square is interesting. Piazza Cavour is the political and economic center of the city since the beginning of the thirteenth century, when it gained importance with the construction of the palace dell'Arengo. The square is beautiful because it is eventful. It is possible to admire the beautiful Palazzo dell'Arengo (1204), where in medieval times justice court was administered and the assembly of the Municipality met. In the square we can enjoy two more beautiful palaces Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo Garampi. At the center of the square, on the other hand, stands the imposing bronze statues of Pope Paul V, by Nicolò Cordier and Sebastiano Sebastiani, a monument erected by the citizens in gratitude to the Pope in 1614. The square also houses the famous Teatro Amintore Galli in neoclassical style, inaugurated in 1857 by Giuseppe Verdi, as well as the historic Library and the interesting Fish Market building. In the middle of the square there is the beautiful Fontana della Pigna. We enjoyed every look, every step, beautiful square.

5. Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

Via Quattro Novembre 35, 47921, Rimini Italy +39 0541 51130 http://www.diocesi.rimini.it/parrocchie-e-chiese/parrocchie/basilica-cattedrale-tempio-malatestiano/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 926 reviews

Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

Reviewed By asiyahnoemik - Pula, Croatia

This cathedral is the masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. Tempio Malatestiano is a beautiful one-nave church built by Leon Battista Alberti in 1450, by order Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta. The church was supposed to represent the secular power of the client, and the impression was enhanced by a fantastic ornament in the interior with mystical and secret iconography. Reminiscence of antiquity is evident on the facade of the Cathedral. The façade repeats the motif of the triumphal arch, and on the sides of the arcade motif imitating ancient aqueduct. The sarcophagi of Sigismondo Malatesta and his mistress Isotte degli Atti were to be located in the semicircular recesses on the facade, and the recesses on the sides of the building were intended as the tombs of scholars and poets from Malatesta's court. But the Cathedral was never completed. The medal by Matteo de 'Pasti from 1450 shows the original appearance that the temple should have had, with a large rotunda covered by a hemispherical dome similar to that of the Pantheon. It is beautiful on the inside where the works of famous Italian Renaissance painters and sculptors decorate the Cathedral. We can admire the Giotto’s Crucifix ( Crocifisso di Rimini ), fresco by Piero della Francesca ( Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta in preghiera davanti a San Sigismondo (1451), a large canvas by Vasari (San Francesco che riceve le stigmate). We also enjoyed the magnificent works of the artists Leon Battista Alberti, Matteo de 'Pasti, Agostino di Duccio. Magnificent Cathedral with a lovely atmosphere.

6. Centro Congressi SGR

Via Gabriello Chiabrera 34/D, 47924, Rimini Italy +39 0541 303194 [email protected] http://www.centrocongressisgr.it/
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Centro Congressi SGR

The Centro Congressi SGR is an innovative and multi-functional facility equipped with several modular conference rooms on 16,000+ sq. ft. of floor space. Our facilities provide logistics, organizational, and communication services for meetings, conferences, conventions, training classes, professional exhibitions. Our facilities feature 6 modular conference (an additional CCTTV can accommodate up to 650 seats), a large parking lot, and an exclusive scenic restaurant.

7. The Tiberius Bridge

Corso d'Augusto 249, 47921, Rimini Italy http://www.visit-rimini.com/general-sightseeing/il-ponte-di-tiberio-the-tiberius-bridge/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2,928 reviews

The Tiberius Bridge

The Tiberius Bridge also known as Ponte d'Augusto e Tiberio is located on one of the ends of the city’s main street, Via Corso d’Augusto.

Reviewed By 808gabrielleh - Offenburg, Germany

Like the rest of Rimini, the bridge is really nice and a gem of all the history present in the city. Loved to see it! Also found really interesting that the bridge is actually over a part of the sea, not an actual river :D

8. Rimini centro

Rimini Paese, Rimini Italy +39 339 605 2177 http://www.comune.rimini.it/servizi/citta/monumenti
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4.5 based on 1,466 reviews

Rimini centro

Reviewed By Antabouttown - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

I hadn't realised that Rimini had such a historical heart. The city centre is an attractive collection of ancient Roman remains and medieval buildings amassed about the two main squares of Piazza Cavour and the Piazza Tre Martiri. There's the Tiberius bridge and the Arch of Augustus - both remarkably well preserved.

9. Piazza Tre Martiri

Piazza Tre Martiri, Rimini Italy http://po-stranam.ru/italy/cities/rimini/sights/piazza-tre-martiri
Excellent
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4.5 based on 478 reviews

Piazza Tre Martiri

Reviewed By asiyahnoemik - Pula, Croatia

Rimini provides many interesting places to enjoy and among them is certainly the Three Martyrs Square (Piazza Tre Martiri). This is supported by his rich history. It is one of the two most important squares in the city, the second is Piazza Cavour. The Piazza Tre Martiri is located in the former Roman Forum, where Julius Cesar gave a famous speech to his legions when he crossed the Rubicon River ( To commemorate this act set small and seemingly inconspicuous Pole or Column of Julius Caesar (La Colonna di Giulio Cesare). The history of the square dates back to 200 years BC. In the middle ages the area was known as "piazza delle Erbe" and was the site of the market, as well as knightly tournaments. Throughout its history, the square has changed several names, including named area of Julius Caesar. Named "Tre Martiri", which translated from Italian means Three of the Martyr, the area received only after the Second world war, as a reminder of the murder of three young partisans who were executed in this square on August 16, 1944 (Mario Cappelli, Luigi Nicolò, Adelio Pagliarani). On the Square today dominates the Clock Tower. It was built in 16th century. And around it was later incorporated the 17th century Brioli Palace (Palazzo Brioli). A little further on the square is the small octagonal chapel of Sant'Antonio (Tempietto di Sant'Antonio), built in the 16th century, and after the earthquake of 1672, rebuilt in the Baroque style. The chapel adjoins the Church of San Francesco dei Paoletti or St. Francis of Paolo (Chiesa Dei Paolotti), and which further emphasize the Sanctuary of Sant'Antonio. Together, the chapel and the Church form a single ensemble and harmoniously fit into the overall picture Piazza Tre Martiri. On the North side of the square is the bronze monument of the Roman General and politicians of Julius Caesar (Statua di Giulio Cesare). As we said earlier this is an extremely interesting square. We did not forget to enjoy gastronomy at the surrounding restaurants and bars. So we visited Antica Caffetteria's Restaurant-Bar. We were extremely pleased with the atmosphere and service. Nice experience.

10. Fontana dei Quattro Cavalli

Via Saint Maur des Fosses 1, 47921, Rimini Italy http://en.riviera.rimini.it/situr/discover-the-area/art-and-culture/fountains-bridges-canals/quattro-cavalli-fountain.html
Excellent
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4.5 based on 339 reviews

Fontana dei Quattro Cavalli

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