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The province of Rimini

(pruvèinza ad Rémmne the dialect of Romagna) is an Italian province in Emilia-Romagna with 329.970 inhabitants.

It borders the Marche to the South (province of Pesaro and Urbino) and the Republic of San Marino, to the East with the Adriatic Sea, to the north with the province of Forlì - Cesena, to the West with Tuscany (province of Arezzo).

The province of Rimini was established in 1992, detaching itself from the territory of the province of Forlì.

In 2009 it was enlarged by incorporating seven municipalities from Northern Valmarecchia: Casteldelci, Maiolo, Novafeltria, Pennabilli, San Leo, Sant'Agata Feltria and Talamello, previously included in the territory of the Province of Pesaro and Urbino, in the Marche region. After a local referendum, parliament gave the go-ahead to the passage from the Marche region to Emilia-Romagna.

The Province of Rimini, a territory with long-standing tourist tradition, is famous for its seaside resorts on the Riviera Romagnola in Rimini, Riccione, Bellaria-Igea Marina, Misano Adriatico and Cattolica, which stretches over 30 km of coast along the Adriatic Sea.


It is a municipality of 144.545 inhabitants, the main town of the homonimous province in Emilia Romagna.

Summer holiday resort of international renown, capital of ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE but also IMPORTANT TOWN FROM A HISTORICAL-CULTURAL POINT OF VIEW WITH ITS FAMOUS SIGHTS, such as Augustus Arch, Tiberius Bridge, Porta Montanara, The Roman Amphitheatre, the Surgeon's House, the Malatesta Temple, Sismondo Castle, the Galli Theatre, the Historical Town Museum;

The first BEACH ESTABLISHMENT dates back to 1843.

Favoured by its geographical position and its accomodation facilities, Rimini gained renown as one of the GREATEST TRADESHOW CENTRES IN EUROPE, THE SEAT OF EVENTS AND CONGRESSES OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. Particularly expanding are THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, FASHION and the WOOD MACHINERY MANUFACTURING sectors.

Augustus Arch

Porta Montanara

The Roman Amphitheatre

The Roman Surgeon's Domus

The Malatesta Temple

The Sismondo Castle

The Galli Theatre

Rimini Civic Museum

Piazza Cavour

Piazza Tre Martiri

Piazza Ferrari

Biblioteca Gambalunga

Figures of the Province of Rimini

  • 16 Millions of tourist occupancy in the entire province of Rimini in one year;
  • 2500 accommodation facilities;
  • 1.7 Million visitors in one year to the new TRADE EXHIBITION CENTRE, the second in Italy for size: 35 exhibitions, 11 of international renown and 4 relative to the following sectors: ENTERTAINMENT – LEISURE TIME, TRAVEL - TOURISM, HOTELS - CATERING, TECHNOLOGY – THE ENVIRONMENT;
  • 100 Thousand visitors to the SURGEON'S HOUSE;
  • 100 Thousand visitors to the Rembrandt Gauguin and Picasso exhibition at Sismondo Castle;
  • 800.000 passengers, mostly coming from Eastern Europe, reach the Federico Fellini International Airport every year;
  • the A14 Bologna – Taranto motorway connects Rimini through two motorway exits; distances from Rimini:
    Bologna – 110 Km. - Florence – 160 Km. - Venice 195 Km. - Milan – 335 Km. - Rome – 340 Km;
  • 670 mooring spaces and 500 car parking spaces at the new Harbour in Rimini. Convenient and fast maritime connections with Croatia;
  • 1.8 Million visitors in one year at the 6 theme and entertainment parks: Miniature Italy, Fiabilandia, The Museum of Aviation, Aquafan, Oltremare and Le Navi;
  • 500.000 visitors in one year to the Marco Simoncelli World Circuit in Misano – The Autodrome in Misano Adriatico;
  • 18.000 visitors to Rimini Terme;
  • 2 golf courts, the Verucchio Golf Club and the Riviera Golf Resort.

Rimini Trade Exhibitions centre

Rimini Congress Centre

The Marco Simoncelli Misano World Circuit

Riccione Congress Centre

Main Events in the Province of Rimini

From the ‘batons’ of the prestigious Sagra Musicale Malatestiana (an International Music Festival) to deejay ‘turntables’and the sardines of the Molo Street Parade, from the year dedicated to celebrating Fellini to the three hundred parties organised by 15 tourist committees from Rimini, from the ‘Festival del mondo antico' (the 'Festival of the ancient world’) to the young adult literature festival ‘Un mare di libri’('A sea of books'), going through what is by now considered by Italians as the SUMMER'S NEW YEAR'S EVE:

THE NOTTE ROSA(pink night) with its entire weekend of music, shows, culture and enogastronomy which attracts 2 million visitors from all over the coast every year.

And then big shows and concerts at the 105 Stadium with Panariello, Renzo Arbore, De Andrè, Gianna Nannini.

In September the Grand Prix of San Marino and the Riviera in Rimini takes place, there are also important trade shows like: SIGEP – AB Tech Expo - RHEX - Rimini Horeca Expo - Enada – My Special Car Show - Rimini Wellness – the Meeting for Friendship amid Peoples- Sun - Ecomondo.

San Marino

The 'Serenissima' Republic of San Marino, often the Republic of San Marino for short, or simply San Marino (San Marèin or San Maroin in the local dialect), is a Southern European State situated in the central-northern part of the Italian peninsula, on the border with Emilia-Romagna (the Province of Rimini) and le Marche (the Province of Pesaro and Urbino); it is a state devoid of access to the sea.

Its territory expands over 61,19 sq km with 32.821 inhabitants. It is one of the least populated among the member States of the European Council and that of the UN. Its capital city is San Marino. The official language is Italian. Its inhabitants are called sammarinesi.

In 2008 the historical centre of San Marino and mount Titano were added by UNESCO to the list of world heritage as a "testimony of the continuity of a republic having been free since the 13th century".

Physical Geography

San Marino is the third smallest State in Europe and does not have access to the sea. Its territory has the shape of an irregular quadrilateral with mostly hilly features except for mount Titano, 750 m high and made up of a massive plaque of sandy limestone dating back to the Miocene.

The Republic of San Marino includes the upper Ausa river valley, the left side of the upper Marano river valley and almost all of the rio San Marino river, a tributary of the Marecchia.


San Marino is a parliamentary republic. San Marino has always maintained a privileged relationship with Italy to which it is still tied through several treaties and bilateral agreements. San Marino currently states its sovereignty and independence, maintaining diplomatic and consulate relationships with several European and global countries endowed with autonomous institutions.

San Marino does not have an actual written Constitution. Its system still draws from "Ancient Customs" and Statutes of the Republic dating back to the 17th century; the closest document to a fundamental State law is the Declaration of rights of 1974.

The institutional bodies of the Republic are:

  • the Regency, made up of regents, the two Heads of State who exert their mostly symbolic functions collegially, among which the presidency of other bodies (subjects which until 1200 where called Consuls, probably deriving from Roman law);
  • the Grand and General Council, the single-chamber parliament with 60 members elected by direct universal suffrage every five years with proportional representation;
  • State Congress, the executive body made up of 10 State Secretaries elected among members from the Grand and General Council;
  • the Council of Twelve, the judicial body acting as third grade Court of Appeal and is currently undergoing reform;
  • the Guarantor's Panel on the Constitutionality of Laws, the constitutional garantor body established in 2002;

The Republic of San Marino holds a world record as the Country with the shortest Head of State mandate: the two Regents in fact remain in charge for six months only. Captains take office on 1st April and on 1st October every year.

The Republic of San Marino possesses distinctive instruments of direct democracy, foreseeing revocatory, proactive and confirmatory referendum and the Arengo (Assembly venue).