Riccione travel guide
Riccione is a small town in the province of Rimini and in the immediate vicinity of Rimini and Federico Fellini International Airport, located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, called the Green Pearl of the Adriatic Riviera. On a small area there are many gardens and five city parks.
The capacity of the city is small – only about 500 hotels and 4 campsites. Riccione, also called the Secular Salon of the Adriatic, offers a more expensive, privileged vacation compared to the democratic level of its neighbor – Rimini. Here you can find first-class hotels, upscale restaurants and expensive boutiques located on Via Ceccarini, Riccione’s main street. The city also has a marina.
Riccione is ideal for a holiday with children thanks to its excellent beaches with the finest sand and soft, gentle descent into the water, here on the beach there is also a water park “Beach Village”. In the vicinity of the city there is another water park, considered one of the best in Europe – Aquafan, not far located and children’s amusement park Fabilandia, there is also an excellent dolphinarium.
Riccione also attracts young people with its varied nightlife and prevailing festive atmosphere. There are a lot of bars, cafes and discos in the city and one of the most famous on the Adriatic is the disco Prince.
The older generation, too, has something to do in Riccione – there are thermal springs of the recreation center Riccione Terme, thanks to which the resort, which became one of the… read in full
What to see in Riccione?
Riccione is a small Italian town near Rimini. The city, like all seaside towns (and not just seaside), boasts great views, great nature and is so romantic! Here’s what to see, where to walk, what to see, and where to visit:
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How to have fun?
Despite the fact that Riccione is a very small resort, there is enough entertainment for children, adults and young people. For example, tourists of all ages will enjoy the largest water park in Europe called Aquafan. It covers 150 thousand square meters, there are swimming pools for both adults and children, and the largest of them, with artificial waves, created as an imitation of the ocean. The most popular attractions are Giant Slides, Fast River and Kamikaze. The Aquafan is in Via Ascoli Piceno, 6. Open in summer from 10 to 18.30 daily. Tickets cost from 15 to 23 euros, children under 5 years old are free. In the season along the Adriatic coast to Aquafan runs its own bus. Interestingly, at night, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., the popular Walky Cup disco operates on the grounds of the Aquafan.
There is also an Oltremare & Imax theme park with an adventure island, a sea planet with all kinds of predator fish and a dolphin lagoon with charming and friendly dolphins. There is also a huge 3D movie theater with films about flora and fauna. Entrance fees range from 19 to 26 euros, children up to one meter tall pass for free. To get to the amusement park can be taken by buses 42 and 45.
Very popular in Riccione are the local thermal springs – Riccione Terme with an excellent spa and wellness prophylactorium. The address is Viale Torino, 4/16, the cost depends on the procedures.
Young people will be very pleased with the nightlife.
Weather in Riccione by month:
Riccione – for those who love to be on top of the pleasures!
Riccione is a very cozy resort. Also with its own unique infrastructure, but it is immediately felt in the atmosphere. In Riccione the beach is sandy, there is shallow water, no breakwaters.
The beach itself is about 7 kilometers long, well understandable. Everywhere there are umbrellas, sun loungers, there are also areas for children’s animation. Really cool that you are not limited to your only hotel beach, and can walk where you want. There are separate lounge areas, not just an umbrella chaise lounge, and large chairs or sofas, all patterned and made for full reclamation under the sun. As for the cost of the beach, it depends on how many spots are available. But all practically at the same cost. There is a, at the resort we met at Riccione, the closer to the sea, the more expensive set of umbrella-lounger and, accordingly, the farther away, the cheaper. The rest in Riccione is considered respectable, you can not call it straight vip.
There are cooler areas. But it is definitely more expensive, well-groomed and respectable.
And, accordingly, the cost is higher. If it is an umbrella for 2 people and 2 sun beds – it starts from 20 – ty euros. If it’s closer to the sea – it will be 27 and 29 euros. For 4,5 euros you can use the pool all day. For 3 euros you have 15 minutes Jacuzzi. The cost of a 3-star hotel with meals and breakfast per person will cost 404 euros. This is for a week. On the streets. read completely
We have already vacationed in Rimini, so this summer we decided to stay in Riccione. We decided to stay in Riccione this summer. I must say that Riccione is a little bit more expensive than Rimini, but also much more interesting. The stores here alone are worth it. All the coolest stores are located in Via Ceccarini and, as our guide said, this street adores the famous Adriano Celentano. Whether it’s true or not, I do not know, but we fell in love with this street. There are a lot of stores, from the most democratic ones like Stradivarusa to the cool boutiques like Gucci, Valentino, and so on. There are also stores of local young designers, where you can find a lot of interesting things, for example a cool blouse for 8 euros. The street is very big, just behind the bus terminus, and there’s a beautiful fountain there.
The sea in Riccione is wonderful. Very shallow and warm. It takes a very long walk to a decent depth, so we immediately bought a mattress and swam to the depth on it. The only thing I did not like was the seaweed. There is a lot of algae, especially when the tide comes in. You swim in the green water. Sometimes with algae brought all sorts of garbage thrown by tourists into the sea. Beaches are sandy, of course, paid. We first went to the beach, which cooperated with our hotel (the signs with the beach number listed the names of hotels), we paid for two sun beds and an umbrella of about 8 euros. Then we started going to the free beach (you see a wide sandy strip between the beaches without any signs, know that this is a free beach). It’s all good there, but steal. We almost lost two phones.
Riccione – the green pearl of the Adriatic
The town of Riccione, which is called the “green jewel” and the “social salon” of the Adriatic Riviera, is located in the north-east of Italy in the Emilia Romagna region.
Most tourists – locals and tourists from Europe. Russians rather a little, as a rule, our tourists prefer cheaper options – in neighboring Rimini. Rimini is a city rich in attractions, but the water and beaches there are not particularly clean. Still a big city, not a resort. And cheap hotels are outside the city.
Riccione is ideal for a holiday on the Adriatic coast. The town has a tourist port with yachts, many excellent clubs, as well as restaurants and trendy boutiques on Via Ceccarini. Shopping in Riccione is for all tastes – you can buy a democratic Guess, Sisley, Zara as well as Armani, Furla, D & G and others. Prices in restaurants are quite reasonable. Coffee is especially cheap, by the way, of good quality.
There is a public transport along the coast and also a railway station. So from Riccione you can easily get to Rimini.
The cost of recreation in Riccione. September 2018.
We took a tour with a flight from Moscow (ourselves from Siberia). In the end, the trip for two people cost us 64 thousand rubles for 10 days, plus about 20 thousand paid for the flight to Moscow and back. And since our visa expired, we had to open a new one, which is still about 4000 rubles, if converted from euros. We landed at the airport of Rimini, met our guide, who was with us in the last visit, he even recognized us and joked all the way to Riccione (a nice bonus).
All excursions we have long been buying only on the street, it comes out much cheaper. It is better to take tours in a package, then you will either a good discount, or give a gift of some excursion. We took tours to Venice, Milan, Verona, and we were given a free excursion to San Marino, which costs 15 euros. We liked the excursions, Venice was the second time, gave 60 euros per person, plus a ride on a gondola for 15 euros. In Milan we went for 75 euros, we went to the outlet village as a part of the excursion. A trip to Verona for 60 euros also included a visit to Lake Garda. Here was a bad moment, our guide said that all beaches on the lake are paid and you have to pay 10 euros for the entrance. We didn’t have any cash, so we decided to just wander around the town, leaving our bathing suits in the bus. And literally 5 minutes after the walk we came to a great municipal beach. It was very frustrating to sit on the shore of the lake and not be able to swim.
It seemed to me that eating in Riccione was a bit more expensive than in Rimini. On average we had about 30-40 euros for dinner for two with two glasses of wine. Pasta or pizza was about 10-15 euros, I took lasagna for 9 euros. Some vegetable salad with tuna could be bought for 5-6 euros. A glass of wine was 1 to 2.5 euros. Tiramisu – 4,5 euros, panna cotta – 4 euros. We had lunch mainly with fruit, we went to the nearest supermarket and bought a glass with already sliced fruit for 2 euros. Tasty and refreshing in the heat.
In Riccione there is a whole shopping street where you can easily get lost. Stores vary, from local designer goods to major global brands. Clearly cheaper than in Russia. We made a good bargain in the outlet village in Milan, so in Riccione we bought only small things, for example, very beautiful sandals for 20 euros, slip-ons for my grandmother for 10 euros, cool swimsuit for 5 euro, underwear set from CK for 45 euros and jeans for 10 euros.
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Getting to know Riccione: sights and interesting places to see
Riccione’s main streets, Viale Dante and Viale Ceccarini, are home to many nightclubs and bars, and are also home to all the trendy stores, making them the best streets for everyday shopping and delicious food.
The waterfront of the resort is a long boulevard, consisting of the road itself and a modern bicycle path running to the end of the city along the sea. Thanks to this infrastructure, cycling is a popular leisure activity not only in Riccione but also in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Riccione attractions, the promenade of the resort
Many hotels in Riccione are quite successful in renting bicycles, have arranged special conditions for their storage and even have their own bike guides who organize bicycle tours around the city.
The best place to walk is Viale Ceccarini, to walk from the station to the sea, to visit the boutiques and to reach the beautiful pedestrian promenade where people enjoy life by day and by night, on foot or by bicycle.
On the way, check out the villa next door, it once belonged to Mussolini. The residence was built in the Art Nouveau style, where the Duce and his family spent their summer vacations.
Villa Mussolini, Riccione
In the Liberty style building (another of Riccione’s landmarks), you can visit Villa Franceschi, home to the modern art gallery, and relax in the shade of the Villa Lodi Fè, another prestigious building of the period.
Villa Franceschi, Riccione
The Villa Franceschi Art Gallery is open daily, from June 22 to September 8, from 6 p.m. to midnight; free admission.
Tourism Palace near Viale Ceccarini, photo
Next to Viale Ceccarini, in the square of the same name, is the Palace of Tourism (Palazzo del Turismo), a building dating back to 1938. It was the first building on the Adriatic to actively promote tourism and entertainment on the Adriatic. Today it is the home of the Tourist Information Office and hosts exhibitions and conferences.
A few steps away there is a place that Riccione’s inhabitants love: the city’s seaport. It is definitely worth a walk in nice sunny weather or in the evening at sunset to order an aperitif at one of the cafes and take a table with a view of the sea, taste freshly caught Adriatic fish in one of the many restaurants, sit and listen to the sound of the waves on one of the benches overlooking the sea.
Walking along Viale Ceccarini, in the direction north of the railroad, don’t miss the Spazio Tondelli Theater, buy a ticket for one of the performances. Next on the itinerary is Riccione Paese, an old village where it is pleasant to walk among the ancient historical buildings, which now house stores and cafes. One of these is the Pesa Cultural Center (Centro Culturale della Pesa), which also houses the municipal library and the local history museum.
Castello degli Agolanti
If you go up the mountain, the panoramic spot is Castello degli Agolanti, a castle in Riccione built between 1324 and 1343 by the Agolanti family, vassals of the Malatesta, lords of Rimini.
Castello degli Agolanti, Castle of Riccione
At the end of the trip, tired of the many sights of Riccione, it would be nice to sit in one of the cozy cafes on the waterfront to watch the sunset, or take a boat ride along the Adriatic coast – towards Rimini, Cattolica, Gabice. It’s easy to do: at the port you buy a ticket for the boat ride – and voila, the journey begins!
And for those who love spa treatments, you will love the relaxation in Riccione Terme.