Emilia Romagna lies between the River Po to its north and the Apennine Mountains (to its south). It is one of the most fertile and productive regions of Italy, thanks to the mitigating effect that the Adriatic Sea has on the coastal climate. The diversity between the mountains and sea offers visitors to Emilia Romagna breathtaking views, in addition to beauty for both the eyes and spirit, with a mixture of the earthy colors, the aromas and the fresh sea air. Not to mention that Emilia Romagna is a hotbed for music, cinema and art appreciated nationally and internationally.


Many who love the combination of sun, sea and entertainment choose the Romagna Riviera. It possesses the longest beach in Europe, and is where visitors flock to enjoy its sport offerings and leisure facilities. Towns such as Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica are highly-outfitted for touristic reception, emphasizing relaxation and fun. Further from the coast, the beautiful landscape of the Apennines, for instance, makes the region ideal for horseback riding or trekking in the area between Parma and Piacenza. Make a visit to the splendid parks and wonderful nature reserves.

The hinterland features several wellness spas like Salsomaggiore and Bagno di Romagna, due to its many types of water springs, as well as modern facilities and technology. Both culinary and artistic methods found themselves on the fertile soil of this land, and their roots run deep. This is the land of Verdi’s novels and Giovanni Pascoli’s poetry, as well as Fellini’s unmistakable cinema - a director who became a legend through his many masterpieces that come to life in this, his native region. In Emilia Romagna, one can enjoy amazing views anywhere, and the list of places to choose from is endless. Emilia Romagna sits on the border with the third-smallest country in Europe, the Republic of San Marino.


The Republic of San Marino was founded in 301 A.D. and is the most ancient European Republic. An enclave situated in central Italy, 15 km from the Romagna Riviera, the Republic sits at 700 meters above sea level on Mount Titano, a prominence which gives the first hint of the presence of the Central Apennine Mountains. San Marino is an extraordinary example of independence and intense international activity. More info..

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Distance : Riccione - San Marino - 27 km, 30 min


     Gradara is one of the best medieval villages of Italy and is located along the border of Le Marche and Emilia Romagna. It is a popular destination for day-trippers and offers some interesting historical attractions, including the imposing fortress, known to be one of the best-preserved monuments. You can catch some breathtaking views of this village, that has a castle perched up on the hill and overlooking the waters of the Adriatic Sea. Just on the opposite side, you can view olive groves and farms along with fields and vineyards that catch your attention. More info...

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Distance : Riccione -Gradara - 18 km, 21min

Castle timetable

Monday : 8.30-13.15

Tuesday to Sunday: 8.30-18.30

Entrance fee: Euro 6,00 Adults, Reduced : 3 euro for EU citizens 18-25 y.o., free - till 18 y.o

Tour of Gradara Castle - Guided tours of the village and castle of Gradara with illustration of the main historical and artistic heritage, the architecture with panoramic view from the top, frescoes, paintings, interior design and furnishings and of course a narration of the legend of Paolo and Francesca.

Guided Tour only with prior reservation.


    San Leo, a magnificent art capital mentioned by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy, is the heart of the historical region of Montefeltro and the town that gave it its name. Famed for various historical and geopolitical events, it has been the location for documentaries and films, is a popular tourist destination and a jewel of the province of Rimini.

Begin a visit to San Leo in Piazza Dante, home to the most important religious and civic buildings of the city.

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Distance : Riccione - San Leo - 43 km, 55min

Fortress entrance ticket in force since 01/06/2015, 9:30 - 18:45

Adults € 9,00

Reduced for groups € 7,00

Combined Ticket : Fortress + Sacred Art Museum € 11,00

Sacred Art Museum /Historical center, Palazzo Mediceo) € 3,00


    Venice has been a sought after tourist destination since, well, the moment the islands were colonized. The unique setting of the once great Serenissima Republic, its culture, architecture, history and food, have attracted visitors from all over the world. The greatness of Venice past and present is well documented, but just in case you needed some reasons to visit Venice, the home of the Film Festival and the Architecture Biennale, Swide has 20 things to do, places to see, and foods to try. More info...


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To reach Venice from Riccione you must arrive to Chioggia by bus and take boat to Venice or to the Islands Murano or Burano

Distance : Riccione - Chioggia , 168 km, 2:20h

Duration travel by boat from Chioggia to Venice : around 1:30h


      Italia in Miniatura is the Italian historical, architectural and cultural heritage theme park, which has blended fun and learning since 1970. Only here can you experience the excitement of “travelling” and learning while walking around the 272 perfect scale reproductions of architectural marvels of the “Bel Paese” (the beautiful country). Italia in Miniatura means discovering physics by playing in the Science fun fair, feeling your heart leap on attractions like the Canoe and the Sling Shot, meeting Casanova, sailing through a reproduction of Venice, which is actually one fifth the size of the original.

You will also be able to day dream as you walk beside illustrious historical figures, discovering the most important facts of our history in the new show called The History of Italy.

Distance : Riccione  - Italia in Miniatura -  18 km, 20min