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About Adriatic Riviera

The Adriatic Riviera is a collection of seaside resorts famous for their wide sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. They are popular summer destinations thanks to their holiday atmosphere, in particular the legendary nightlife. Running north to south from Ravenna to Cattolica, the main magnet is the big city of Rimini with its clubs and immense beaches just metres away from the city centre. But other towns suit a variety of tastes too. Head to Riccione for a bit of glamour, the resorts close to Ravenna for some historic sights nearby, or some of the quieter resorts along the coast such as Cervia, Cattolica, Milano Marittima or Balleria Igea Marina. One thing is for sure: they all have incredible beaches!

Adriatic Riviera Weather: July and August are the warmest months with daily averages of 28 degrees Celsius. With daily averages of 8 C, December and January are the coldest months.

Regional Cuisine of the Adriatic Riviera: Parmigiano reggiano cheese, anchovies, clams, parma ham, salami, pit cheese, suckling pig, tripe, cuttlefish, balsamic vinegar, potatoes, tomatoes.

Regional Wine of the Adriatic Riviera: Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Verduzzo di Ramandolo, Ribolla Grigio, Colli di Rimini DOC.

Things to do in the Adriatic Riviera: Chiesa di San Francesco, Tiberius Bridge, Corso del Popolo, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Basicila di San Vitale, Museo Arcivescovile.

Where is the Adriatic Riviera? The pretty seaside towns that make up the Adriatic Riviera are located on the east coast of Italy on the Adriatic Sea.

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Rimini

City

rimini beach
hotels from $ 19.97 per night
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Is it possible to take a day trip to San Marino?

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Is it possible to take a day trip to San Marino?

Yes! The independent republic of San Marino, enclosed on all sides by Italy, is a delight to visit. It is located in the Apennine Mountains, 12 kilometers from the Adriatic coast.

Independent since 301 A.D., San Marino has the world's oldest constitution, dating back to the early 17th century. Set atop Mount Titano, the natural scenery is spectacular. One of the best views of the deep blue sea is from Castello della Cesta, an ancient fortress.

There are plenty of things to see in town, including the 13th-century prison at the Montale tower 8 meters in the ground. Museo della Tortura showcases torture devices, and the neoclassical Basilica del Santo displays relics from Saint Marinus.

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Riccione

City

riccione beach
hotels from $ 26.63 per night
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Traveler Stories

Why I love Adriatic Riviera

I stayed in the postcard-perfect coastal town of Rimini for a beach vacation and fell in love with the Adriatic Riviera.

Few can beat the Italians when it comes to culture. The villages of the Adriatic Riviera offer plenty of history, art, fine cuisine and loads of fun.

With 15 kilometers of soft, sandy beaches and immaculate changing cabins, I knew my stay in the town of Rimini was going to be perfect. Most days, I would stroll through town and admire the ancient architecture dating back to 268 B.C. Then, I would meander to the beach and rent my chair and umbrella for the day. Lunches would involve walking the promenade to find my pleasure.

Other days were spent traveling to the wonderful villages up the coast where I found that the friendliness of the locals was contagious. I hope to visit this region again soon.

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Leanne visited the Adriatic Riviera region last summer. She enjoyed the picturesque fishing villages, the beaches, the fresh seafood and the less frenetic pace of life.

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Things worth remembering in Adriatic Riviera

Fun Fact: The town of Cervia hosts an annual kite festival every year that attracts over 200 artists from 24 countries. Held on the beach, it lasts 11 days and features fighting and acrobatic kites.

Local Dishes: Cooked in lemon and pepper, caparossoi a scota deo are large, plump clams. "A scota deo" translates to "hot fingers" because they are so good people reach for them while they are still piping hot.

Local Day Trip: Head to Venice to explore the architecture, cruise the Grand Canal, visit the Rialto Bridge, tour Saint Mark's Basilica and ascend the Campanile. Browse the glass shops and try the delicious gelato.

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Cattolica

City

cattolica beach
hotels from $ 39.95 per night
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Can Split, Croatia, be visited by ferry from the Adriatic Riviera?

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Can Split, Croatia, be visited by ferry from the Adriatic Riviera?

There is a ferry that departs Ancona, Italy, for the lively city of Split, Croatia. The overnight ferry arrives in port in Croatia in the early morning, leaving an entire day to explore.

Once in Split, there is plenty to see and do. Water sports abound, including white water rafting, sailing and swimming in the deep blue sea. Historical buildings worth visiting include Diocletian's Palace, Cathedral of St. Domnius and the 16th-century synagogue, the third oldest in Europe that is still in use. There are also many fine museums and galleries, including the magnificent Town Museum housed in the Gothic-style Papalić Palace.

As the second largest city in Croatia, there are plenty of shops worth a visit. Cafes and restaurants offer wonderful local cuisine to enjoy before traveling back to Ancona.

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Ravenna

City

ravenna beach
hotels from $ 43.27 per night
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Milano Marittima

City

Milano Marittima Beach
hotels from $ 41.06 per night
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Cesenatico

City

cesenatico beach
hotels from $ 43.27 per night
beach

Cervia

City

cervia beach
hotels from $ 43.27 per night
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Bellaria-Igea Marina

City

bellaria igea marina beach
hotels from $ 27.74 per night
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Rivazzurra

City

rivazzurra beach
hotels from $ 25.52 per night
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Misano Adriatico

City

misano adriatico beach
hotels from $ 51.04 per night
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