Vacation destination par excellence, Rimini enjoys a long tourist tradition.

Back in 1843 Italy's first bathing establishment was inaugurated on the beaches of Rimini. Ever since then, this proclivity for hospitality has spread up and down the coast, from Rimini to Riccione, Cattolica, Bellaria, and Misano. Over the years, the inland areas have also become increasingly popular among tourists. Their natural beauty, historic and religious attractions, as well as their craft and food traditions are a good complement to a seaside vacation.
The area is rich with historic artefacts, the traces of a long history that dates back to ancient Rome. First an Etruscan and Celtic city, then a colony under Latin law in 268 B.C., and then an imperial municipality under Augustus, Rimini was bestowed with splendid monuments. Later, during the Renaissance, it was the capital of the Malatesta Seignory with its magnificent court and some of Italy’s most famous architects, painters, and sculptors.
The Arch of Augustus, the Bridge of Tiberius, the Tempio Malatestiano and the Castel Sismondo, as well as the numerous castles and ancient churches rising up among the hills of the inland areas represent a cultural and artistic heritage that is worth getting to know.
The Municipal Museum is a must-see. It tells the story of the area from its geological origins to present day through 1,500 different works. A Roman era residence has recently been uncovered just a short walk from the Museum. Called Domus del Chirurgo (House of the Surgeon), it is a little Pompei with its own splendid mosaics and an exceptional array of surgery/pharmaceutical equipment considered the most extensive to reach us from antiquity.
Rimani also has the following:

> UNIVERSITY - At the heart of the city centre is the Rimini campus of the University of Bologna with 6 Faculties (Economics, Letters and Philosophy, Industrial Chemistry, Pharmacy, Statistical Sciences, and Medicine and Surgery), 10 Bachelor degree programmes (including Tourism Economics), and 6 Masters degree programmes with more than five thousand students coming from throughout Italy.
> TRADE FAIRS - 127 thousand square meters, 12 exhibition pavilions, 3 entrance areas, and a central hall with restrooms and dining. These are the numbers at Rimini's new trade fair district, which sees more than a million visitors annually.
> SPAS - For those who want to combine a vacation and wellness, there is Riminiterme. Looking out over the public beach in Miramare, the modern facilities provide year round relaxation and thalassotherapies for bone and respiratory ailments as well as beauty treatments including sauna, hot tubs, mud therapy, massage, and an aqua-gym. There are also 4 pools and a large gym, all with an incredible water view.
> DOCKS - With the official ribbon cutting ceremony in 2002, the Marina di Rimini's new docks are located alongside the port canal. They include 680 berths and 90 cave à bateau on 108,000 square metres of glassy water.
> THEME PARKS – Explore the scale miniatures of Italy's architectural masterpieces at Italia in Miniature, the magic of the Merlin the Magician at Fiabilandia, and the acrobatics of friendly sea lions at the Delfinario di Rimini: Rimini's theme parks deliver fun.