Where it is
Situated on the Adriatic Riviera of Romagna, Riccione is bordered by Rimini to the north (10 km) and Misano Adriatico to the south (4 km).
Why visit it
One of the most famous seaside resorts on the Adriatic, Riccione is renowned for its trends where fashion, elegance, a sparkling atmosphere and life’s pleasures immediately win over visitors.
The heart of the city is Viale Ceccarini, known for being a crossroads of fashions and trends to be discovered among boutiques and clubs. The pedestrian promenade is an unmissable place to experience by day and by night, on foot or by bicycle. The beach is equipped to meet the needs of every tourist; the theme parks make it a favorite destination for entertainment.
At sunset, Riccione's movida comes alive in the clubs on the beach and at the mouth of the Marano, in the discos in the hills.
When to go and what to see
Riccione is a pleasant tourist destination all year round, with a wide and varied tourist offer, excellent accommodation facilities and open to new holiday demands. It is also known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic, for its tree-lined boulevards and architectural structures surrounded by well-tended green spaces.
The walk to discover the city starts from Viale Ceccarini in the name of shopping and fashion and arrives in Piazzale Roma, where the colours of the Rain Forest, Tonino Guerra's fountain, mingle with the blue of the sea.
In the downtown area, fine examples of seaside architecture between the 19th and 20th centuries can be appreciated in the beautiful Art Nouveau villas, including Villa Franceschi, which hosts national and international exhibitions all year round, the Villa Franceschi chalet, home to the Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, and Villa Lodi Fé, another fine building from that period with an important historic garden.
Near Viale Ceccarini, in the Piazzale of the same name, is the Palazzo del Turismo, dating from 1938, the first structure on the Adriatic designed to promote tourism and entertainment.
In the old town, Riccione Paese, the Territorial Museum invites you to discover the ancient past, with archaeological materials and environmental reconstructions from prehistoric to Roman times, skeletal remains of an imposing prehistoric bison and elephants, bears, rhinoceroses, and megaceroses that lived in the area thousands of years ago.
Climbing the hill, the panoramic site par excellence is the Agolanti Castle, built between 1324 and 1343 by the Agolanti family, vassals of the Malatesta family, lords of Rimini. Recently restored, it hosts exhibitions and cultural events.
Recently built, the futuristic Palazzo dei Congressi is an ideal venue for conferences and events.
Theme parks include Aquafan, with its huge wave pool, water games, fantastic slides, music and special events, for the enjoyment of adults and children alike.
Oltremare is the magical place to enjoy engaging experiences related to nature, science and adventure in the different spaces of the area dedicated to the four elements (water, air, earth and fire) and energy.
On the table
In Riccione, the tradition of Romagna is at home, piadina reigns undisputed, along with handmade pastas, including tagliatelle, tagliolini, strozzapreti, tortellini with seafood sauce, and formidable grilled meats or brodetti, sometimes also interpreted in a modern and original way following the chefs' imagination.
From starred restaurants to trattorias and takeaways, the choice is truly wide in Riccione.
The inland area produces excellent extra-virgin olive oil, tasty salamis and typical local wines such as Sangiovese, Pagadebit and Trebbiano and Albana or Cagnina - ideal for cakes and desserts - which can all be bought from several local vineyards.
Riccione offers lots of places where friends can get together or visitors can meet new people, for a fun evening set to a variety of different music. In particular, the famous discos in the hills, welcome young people all year round, whilst the nightspots concentrated on the beach in the Marano area are the place to be in the summer.
The Riccione Terme spa is set in a lush park just a few steps from the sea and offers therapies and treatments using state-of-the-art medical technology. The secret lies in the four springs, sulfur-salt-bromine-iodine-magnesium, which with their unique and harmonious alchemy of precious elements are an extraordinary resource for the care and well-being of body and spirit. The establishment also houses a beauty and wellness center.
In Riccione, sport is more than a game: the Italo Nicoletti is a sports center of excellence where all kinds of activities can be practiced. Prestigious national and international events are held at the Swimming Stadium, thanks to its two Olympic-size swimming pools. The Playhall is a multifunctional arena, equipped to host competitions of various kinds.
At Easter, Riccione inaugurates the tourist season with spectacular events. In July there is Ciné, the event dedicated to summer days of cinema with previews and shows for the general public; in the heart of summer the calendar is marked by the rhythm of Radio DeeJay and special appointments with the great performers of music.
As the sun rises, sunrise concerts return in the unique setting of the waking sea, and yoga sessions are confirmed as the ideal appointment with wellness. Throughout the year, the Swimming Stadium hosts national and international competitions. From October to March, La bella stagione (the riccionese theater season) brings the great performers and authors of every era to the stage.
At Christmas, the magic of the holidays returns to delight adults and children alike, with a varied program of music, entertainment and animation.