What to see in Rimini in 3 days

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Rimini, famous for its kilometers of beaches and nightlife, it can be the ideal destination for a weekend not only in summer.
Equipped with a beautiful historic center with various attractions, also has a hinterland full of villages and castles and several theme parks suitable for the enjoyment of adults and children.
Here's what to see in Rimini in 3 days.


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  2. 2 day
  3. 3 day
  4. How much does a weekend in Rimini cost
  5. User questions and comments

1 day

1 - Morning: Breakfast, Borgo San Giuliano, Tiberius Bridge, Piazza Ferrari, Surgeon's House

Start your first day with a good one breakfast at Caffè il Borgo (€ 3,50), in the San Giuliano district, a popular district that was the birthplace of the famous Federico Fellini.
After your coffee, stroll around for it village full of murals depicting some of the Master's most important works.
Cross the Tiberius bridge, one of the most interesting finds in the city, and reach Piazza Ferrari, famous for its excavations, which can be admired at the Domus del Chirurgo (Tue-Sat 10 am - 00 pm; Sun 19 am - 00 pm : 10 and 00:13 - 00:16; full admission € 00, reduced € 19).

2 - Afternoon: lunch, Palazzo dell'Arengo, Piazza Cavour, Piazza Tre Martiri, Tempio Malatestiano, Arch of Augustus

Stop by for lunch to the "Pescato del Canevone" (€ 25,00), a fish restaurant set between medieval walls where you can taste excellent delicacies.
Continue the afternoon strolling between Arengo palace, Piazza Cavour with the imposing fountain of the Pigna, the municipal and provincial offices, the Galli theater and piazza Tre Martiri where the sixteenth-century block left when Julius Caesar passed.

Before concluding, visit the Malatesta temple, or the cathedral (Mon-Fri 8:30 - 12:00 and 15:30 - 18:30; Sat 8:30 - 12:00 and 15:30 - 19:00; Sunday 9:00 - 12:00 and 15:30 - 18:30; free admission) andarch of Augustus, one of the oldest in our country.

3 - Evening: Ferris wheel and dinner

For the sunset you can reach the Ferris wheel 15 km away in 30 minutes by bike, in 17 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by bus n ° 7 (Mon-Sun 2,6: 10-00: 24; full admission € 00, reduced € 9,00).
After enjoying the sunset, you can cenare in the surroundings of the Officina del Porto (€ 32,00).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 4,8 km / 1 h
  • Places visited: Borgo San Giuliano (free), Tiberius bridge Piazza Ferrari (free), Domus del Surgeon (€ 6,00), Palazzo dell'Arengo (free), Piazza Cavour (free), Piazza Tre Martiri (free), Tempio Malatestiano ( free), Arch of Augustus (free), Ferris wheel (€ 9,00)
  • Rimini: 2,5-hour Fellini walking tour with guide Rimini: 2,5-hour private guided tour with local guide
  • breakfast: Caffè il Borgo (Get directions); lunch: Il Pescato del Canevone (Get directions); dinner: Officina del Porto (Get directions)

2 day

1 - Morning: Breakfast, Verucchio village

For your second day we suggest you a half-day trip out of town.
After a good one breakfast at the Porta Montanara pastry shop (€ 4,00) head towards the village of Verucchio 18 km from the center (by car 30 minutes following the SP258) or by bus 160 from Rimini station (20 minutes € 1,20).

This small town is located in the hinterland of Rimini and it is a place full of excavations and ideal artistic works; do not miss the collegiate church of San Martino, the Romanesque parish church of San Martino in Rafaneto (open by reservation) and the church of the Suffragio.

2 - Afternoon: Lunch, Rocca Malatestiana in Verucchio and Luigi Tonini City Museum in Rimini

Stop at lunch at the La Fratta restaurant (€ 26,00), inside the village, where you can taste typical traditional dishes.
Then calmly visit the Malatesta fortress where the monastery of the Nuns of Santa Chiara is also located (opening hours 09: 30-12: 30, 14: 30-19: 30; full admission € 4,50).

Calmly return to Rimini and in 10 minutes on foot from the station you will reach the Luigi Tonini City Museum, a former Jesuit college that now houses this picture gallery.
Admire the numerous finds, mosaics and furnishings arranged on two floors as well as the works of the Rimini school of the 300 up to those of the great masters of the '600 (opening hours: Tue-Sat 09:30 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00; Sunday 10:00 - 19:00; admission € 7,00).
Finally, end the day with a good aperitif at Spazi, in Piazza Cavour (Get directions).

3 - Evening: dinner and after dinner

First di price take a look at the numerous places found in the Antica Pescheria, a meeting point for the people of Rimini characterized by superfine architectural elegance (Get directions).
We suggest you eat at Teatro in Piazza (about € 30,00) where various regional dishes are offered.
If after dinner you want to stay late you can decide to have a drink from Guenda Sensory Cocktail (starting from € 6,00) or if it's the season to go dancing at Rock Island (free admission).

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 4,9 km / 1 h 15 min
  • Places visited: village of Verucchio (free), collegiate church of San Martino (free), Pieve di San Martino in Rafaneto (free), church of Suffragio (free), monastery of the Nuns of Santa Chiara (€ 4,50), museum of the Luigi City Tonini in Rimini (€ 7,00)
  • breakfast: Porta Montanara pastry shop (Get directions); lunch: La Fratta in Verucchio (Get directions); aperitif: Spazi (Get directions); dinner: Teatro in Piazza (Get directions)

3 day

1 - Morning: Breakfast, San Marino (Tre Torri)

For the last day of your weekend we suggest you a another trip out of town 20 Km from Rimini.
After doing breakfast At Caffè la Dolce Vita (€ 3,50) it is time to visit San Marino! You can reach your destination by car (30 minutes following the SS72) or by bus (departure every hour from Arco di Augusto, station and Piazza Marvelli, cost € 5,00 single ride).

Start immediately with the visit of the Three Towers connected to each other by a very beautiful and suggestive path; the first two are large and can also be visited inside and we suggest you go up to the top to enjoy a beautiful view. The third, on the other hand, is a keep and is not open to the public (opening hours: from 02 January to 07 June: 9:00 - 17:00; from 08 June to 13 September: 8:00 - 20:00; from September 14th to December 31st: 9:00 am - 17:00 pm. Admission € 3,00).

2 - Afternoon: Lunch, San Marino (Palazzo Pubblico, Piazza Libertà, Museum of curiosities)

Stop by for lunch at the Bar Piadineria La Capanna with a splendid viewpoint (prices € 12,00 approximately).
Then continue in the afternoon with a visit to the Palazzo Pubblico in Piazza Libertà (opening hours: from 02 January to 07 June: 9:00 - 17:00; from 08 June to 13 September: 8:00 - 20:00; from 14 September to 31 December: 9:00 am - 17:00 pm Admission € 3,00) and do not miss the nice museum of Curiosities (variable hours, admission € 7,00).

Before returning to Rimini, treat yourself to a little shopping because there is a lower tax burden here.

3 - Evening: aperitif and dinner

To conclude your 3 days in Rimini we suggest you drink an aperitif in the port area "Da Jole" (€ 6,00) and then dine at the Osteria e Pataca (€ 32,00)

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 7,1 km / 1 h 49 min
  • Places visited: Tre Torri (€ 3,00), Palazzo Pubblico (€ 3,00), Piazza Libertà (free), Museum of Curiosities (€ 7,00)
  • breakfast: At Caffè la Dolce Vita (Get directions); lunch: Piadineria La Capanna bar (Get directions); dinner: Osteria and Pataca (Get directions)

How much does a weekend in Rimini cost

Rimini and its surroundings offer tourists different opportunities depending on what you choose.
It is possible to stay in boarding houses and apartments that allow you to reduce spending, or opt for luxurious hotels with a sea view, with spas and wellness centers that are much more expensive.
The same goes for meals; with a few euros you can eat wraps and first courses, if you prefer fresh fish the bill becomes a bit more salty.

  • Costs to eat: about € 50,00 per day per person (including breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Costs for museums and attractions: about € 37,00 per person following the itinerary we suggest
  • Transportation: about € 20,00 per person (a couple of trips to the center in addition to the return bus to San Marino and the return bus to Verucchio)
  • Hotels, accommodation and b & b: hotels and b & b from € 50,00 per room -
  • Fun: from € 30,00 (including snacks, coffee, aperitifs, drinks, ...)
  • Total cost of a weekend in Rimini: from € 337,00 per person

Before leaving: useful tips

  • When to visit Rimini: from June to September it is ideal for fun and sea life, in the other seasons it is possible to discover its history and surroundings. Autumn and spring are perfect if you want to enjoy a little sun without neglecting everything else - More info on the climate and the best time to visit Rimini
  • How to get there by car: from Bologna it can be reached by car in 1 hour 27 min (110 km) on the A14 motorway (where the A1, A21 and A22 merge); from the south, for example from Perugia it is 329 km - 2 hours 21 min by car via the A14, or with the E45 highway connecting Cesena to Rome
  • How to arrive by train: from Bologna it takes 1 hour and 33 min and costs € 9,85, from Milan or Rome there are direct fast trains which take about 4 hours and cost from € 70,00
  • How to get there from the airport: the city has the Federico Fellini 6 km from the center (25 minutes by bus (€ 1,50), 10 minutes by taxi (€ 20,00). From Bologna "Guglielmo Marconi" (120 km, about 2 hours before bus and then train, about € 26,00) and Venice "Marco Polo" (280 Km, 3-4 hours first by bus and then by train cost about € 40,00)
  • for a weekend of just sea and relaxation, choose a hotel near the beach. For a visit to the city and surroundings, choose accommodation between the port and the historic center - Hotels and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room
  • Getting around: the best way is on foot or by bicycle; the bus network is also efficient and the number 11 connects Rimini to Riccione via the promenade and the station - More info on How to move around Rimini

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