'What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
These are the words written by Italo Calvino, one of the most famous Italian men of letters and a long-time friend of the City of Rimini.
Rimini of today is more or less just another seaside resort city in Italy. There are, admittedly, dozens of other cities like Rimini “ even better, scattered across the Mediterranean. But the culture of seaside resorts and no holds barred entertainment was first started by Rimini. In that sense, Rimini can be considered to be a pioneer of sorts, a forgotten trait of the city that should rather have been its claim to fame.
But the city itself doesn't seem to care. Indeed, it has nothing to care “ that has become the identity of Rimini. What Vegas stands for to millions of Americans, Rimini stands for the same to millions of Europeans. From cheap hotels to sprawling estates turned into palatial guest houses, Rimini has shed its image of an unabashedly partying city to a more considerate, more mature city that can provide graduated doses of entertainment to its visitors.
Economical Stays in Rimini
From what has been documented, it can be stated with confidence that as per the latest stats available, Rimini houses over 1,300 hotel and resort establishments that are only expected to increase in the next ten years. This can well be the highest number of resorts in a city per capita. If you are a little bit tight on the budget that you have available to tour and travel, you can hope to find a vast number of options for economical stay in Rimini. Cheap hotels in Rimini, it must be said, are not necessarily sub-standard. There are quite a few remarkably well-maintained and affordable Rimini hotels that can ease up your budget by allowing you to spend less on accommodation.
High-End Resorts in Rimini
As Rimini grew in stature as a premier beachside city of resorts and free flowing wine, more and more luxury establishments started cropping up all across the city. Today, it has been estimated, Rimini is home to over 250 luxury establishments that excel at providing the finest of facilities and the grandest of stays to their guests.
These luxury hotels in Rimini are not only highly priced, they are, many times, exclusive and it can be an ordeal that's next to unachievable to secure a booking for such a hotel during the peak months of summer.
Grand Hotel, Golden Tulip Waldorf, Punta Nord, Hotel Erbavoglio and Hotel Baldinini are some such luxury Rimini hotels that can set you back by over one thousand dollars for every night's stay during summertime.
If you tend more towards staying at a place that has the comfort and security of a hotel along with the warmth and familiarity of a home, summer houses and holiday rentals can be the way forward for you.
Keeping in line with the exponentially stupefying rise of various resorts in Rimini over last few decades, it becomes only understandable that there has been a parallel, if not more remarkable, rise in the number of boutique, independent and affordable places in Rimini. Holiday rentals are quite popular with Italian population as well as the visiting tourists from all over the worlds. Renting a holiday home or a summer house in Rimini can be the most optimal way of handling your stay. Good summer houses and holiday rentals can easily give the best of mid-ranged resorts a run for their money.
Sights Not to Be Missed When in Rimini
The first and the foremost thing that every tourist visiting Rimini does is to visit the impeccably beautiful 9 mile stretch of white beaches in Rimini. These beaches, made easily accessible by gentle slopes and frequent local transport, are always flocked by tourists and travelers who want to make the most of their time in the sun. Lounging in the warm glow of Adriatic sunlight and soaking in the salty, fresh air from Adriatic waters can be just the sort of relaxation your body and soul need in order to get fully rejuvenated for the life of order that awaits.
Once you are done with the beaches, you should probably go around to see various sights of import in the city. The most famous among these is Arco d'Augusto, or the Arch of Augustus. Said to be built by emperor Augustus, the arch dates back to 27 BC and it has one single entrance still left in the intact condition. Another historically important and equally impressive construction “ the Tiberius Bridge that was constructed way back in time, over two thousand years ago (in 14 AD) “ is also worth spending time visiting.
Airport Accessible Hotels in Rimini
The international airport that serves heavy traffic to Rimini is the Federico Fellini Int. Airport situated at a short drive from the city centre. If you are to look for resorts and hotel establishments to stay in the vicinity of the airport, you are more likely than not to get disappointed as the stretch of the land that leads to the city centre from the airport is a no population zone.
Important Notes About Rimini Weather
Rimini, as it is located by the Adriatic Sea, has quite mild and likeable weather all year round. During summer months (March to July), the weather is considerably warmer than the rest of the year. It doesn't snow in Rimini and the lowest temperature recorded in last ten years is 4 degree Celsius. It tends to rain intermittently during Christmas time in Rimini, but these rains are nothing to be alarmed by.
The best time to travel to Rimini, hence, during the months of February to June. Quite expectedly, these months see a heavy rise in the number of visitors “ a fact that is often met by increased hotel prices. Hotels in Rimini can become quite an expensive affair during these few months.