Located along the Adriatic Sea, Rimini is a must-visit if you're looking for a romantic holiday experience in Italy. The local cuisine is packed with flavour, its theatres are among the best in the world, and the natural landscape is absolutely breathtaking.  

    As one of the largest resort towns in the region, you'll find plenty of luxury resorts and hotels close to expansive beaches. Plan a romantic experience that you and your partner will never forget with our guide to the best things to do for couples in Rimini


    Altamarea Beach Village

    Relax on a sprawling beach with a cocktail in hand

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    Altamarea Beach Village caters to those looking to enjoy a day at the beach in Rimini. The exclusive tourist village has a sprawling beach with gentle waves and soft sand, along with several pools and spas.

    A wide range of workshops is available if you're looking to learn something new while on holiday. For added romance, enjoy a night of dancing opportunities at evening parties that frequently take place at Altamarea Beach Village. 

    Location: Via del Turismo, 47841 Cattolica RN, Italy


    Playa del Sol

    Plenty of fun activities at this beach village

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    Playa del Sol is one of the best beach villages in Rimini. Whether you're lounging on the beach or in the pool area, free Wi-Fi, books, and newspapers are available for you to peruse at your leisure. 

    Onsite facilities include a family-friendly pool and 3 hydromassage pools, as well as places dedicated to beach volleyball and beach soccer. Playa del Sol also has an onsite mini club with professional dancers and entertainers. 

    Location: Lungomare Costituzione, 47838 Riccione RN, Italy

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +39 05 4164 7356


    Forte di San Leo

    A hilltop castle with an extensive art gallery

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    Forte di San Leo is a great place for those looking to enjoy a tour of this historical masterpiece. The structure dates back to 1441, though forts have existed on its spot since the days of the Ancient Romans. Given that it serves no military purpose anymore, the fort has since been turned into a fascinating museum. 

    Learn all about its history as well as its former inhabitants, before making your way to its onsite art gallery. Its hilltop location allows you to enjoy expansive views of rocky and steep peaks rising from the sea cliffs.

    Location: Via Battaglione Cacciatori di, 47865 San Leo RN, Italy

    Open: Monday–Friday from 11 am to 6.45 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +39 05 4192 6967


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    Lido delle Sirene

    A beach club with plenty of sports and activities for all ages

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    • Adventure

    At Lido delle Sirene, you'll find an incredible beach club with all sorts of activities and adventures on offer. While you're always free to enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the beach itself, the area is also home to group dances, sports like table tennis, and even fun whirlpools. 

    There's a large central swimming pool if you're looking to go for a swim away from the waves of the ocean. Lido delle Sirene also has a large field entirely dedicated to beach volleyball.

    Location: Via Venezia, 47841 Cattolica RN, Italy

    Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 8.30 pm

    Phone: +39 05 4183 5323


    La Spiaggia delle Donne

    A peaceful dog-friendly beach in Riccione

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    La Spiaggia delle Donne is a dog-friendly beach in Riccione, great for those travelling with their canine companion. It has plenty of amenities, including lifeguards, pedal boats and canoes for rent, showers, and beach games. 

    It's not often that dog-friendly beaches are so peaceful, but La Spiaggia delle Donne manages to be notably relaxing even with dogs in the area.

    Location: Lungomare della Costituzione - Zona, 97 Spiaggia, 97, 47838 Riccione RN, Italy

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 7 am to 7.30 pm

    Phone: +39 36 022 9205


    Atlantic Spa Riccione

    Unwind with a couple's treatment

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    • Luxury

    Atlantic Spa Riccione is part of the Hotel Atlantic, located right in front of Spiaggia Le Palme. This luxury wellness centre has many heated pools, hydro massages, a sauna, and even a beauty salon. You can choose to relax in an outdoor or indoor hydro tub, both of which contains seawater. 

    Its extensive menu includes body massage and beauty treatments that are among the best available in Rimini, so you won't want to miss out on this experience.

    Location: Viale Milano, 11 B, 47838 Riccione RN, Italy

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm


    Arch of Augustus

    See the oldest surviving Roman arch in Italy

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    The Arch of Augustus is the oldest surviving Roman arch in Italy, dating back to 27 BCE. Its historical value makes it one of Rimini's most iconic landmarks. The arch was dedicated to Augustus, whose policies of peace inspired the Pax Romana.

    The Arch of Augustus represents a time of peace with no threat of attack. Thanks to the context of its inscription, it's especially great for couples to view together.

    Location: Corso d'Augusto, 47923 Rimini RN, Italy


    Malatestiano Temple

    An unfinished cathedral with a distinctive marble façade

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    Malatestiano Temple is an unfinished cathedral that was consecrated back in 800, but still manages to attract visitors with its marble façade. Couples will especially be able to appreciate its interesting design and the purpose behind it. On the outside, this temple sports a classic antique architectural style, but the interior is notably gothic. 

    Malatestiano Temple's interior and exterior were designed by 2 different architects. Even with all their differences, they managed to create a building that has stood tall for centuries.

    Location: Via IV Novembre, 35, 47900 Rimini RN, Italy

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8.30 am to noon and from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm, Saturday from 8.30 am to noon and from 3.30 pm to 7 pm, Sunday from 9 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +39 05 415 1130


    Castel Sismondo

    Tour the remains of a 15th-century castle

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    At Castel Sismondo, you'll find just a small remnant of this once vast 15th-century installation, yet what remains is still breathtaking enough in its own right. While the medieval castle is a brilliant example of historical construction, the surrounding grounds with their walking paths are great for a leisurely stroll. 

    Castel Sismondo is within walking distance of several landmarks, including Porta Montanara and the Arch of Augustus. The area hosts cultural and artistic events year-round, including a semi-weekly market. 

    Location: Piazza Malatesta, 47900 Rimini RN, Italy

    Phone: +39 05 4170 4704


    Italia in Miniatura

    Explore all of Italy in a single visit

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    Italia in Miniatura has around 273 mini replicas of some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks in Italy. The structures are on either a 1:25 or 1:50 scale, and there are even miniature trees integrated into the landscape to make it feel more genuine. 

    You'll find reenactments of prominent battles around miniature castles, some of which include water cannons. Italia in Miniatura is around 6 km northwest of central Rimini. 

    Location: Via Popilia, 239, 47922 Rimini RN, Italy

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6.30 pm

    Phone: +39 05 4173 6736


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