What you can do on the Romagnola Riviera
Visit our wonderful hinterland and amusement parks
This summer, besides spending pleasant days on the beach, discover the Romagnolo hinterland, a mix of history and culture!
... and do not miss the best theme parks on the Riviera to enjoy with your family!
The most beautiful villages and hamlets of the Romagna hinterland
Just a few minutes by car from Cattolica, Gradara is best known for the love story of Paolo and Francesca, it will enchant you with its charm.
What to visit?
The Malatesta fortress, the noble residence of families like the Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere, even today it is a place where you can experience history with in its ancient rooms; the ramparts from where you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view; the museum in Gradara with its historic objects and documents; the Olive Garden with its centuries-old olive trees; finally, the town centre with shops, coffee shops and restaurants for an unmissable eno-gastronomic tour.
... Don't miss some of the most beautiful events of summer, such as “The Magic Castle”, “Giovedì al Castello” (“Thursdays at the Castle”) and “Solstizio al Castello” (“Solstice at the Castle”).
Rich in history and artistic beauty this ancient Republic, located on Mount Titano is a Unesco World Heritage Site... it will fascinate you with its unique atmosphere!
What to visit?
The First Tower, called Rocca Guaita, the Second Tower, Castello della Cesta or Fratta and the Third Tower, a smaller tower called Montale; Piazza della Libertà (Freedom Square) with the Palazzo Pubblico (Public Palace), the Wax Museum, the Museum of Curiosities, the Torture and Ancient Weaponry Museum.
What are the most interesting events? In summer there are Medieval days with historical re-enactments, shows and tournaments, like the Palio dei Balestrieri (the Crossbow competition), to Cortei di Figuranti (Costume Figures) to Sbandieratori (Flag-wavers).
It is impossible not to stop and visit one of the most intriguing and evocative landscapes, the San Leo fortress, land of ancient legends and history and prison to the famous alchemist Cagliostro.
There are organized guided tours around the fortress to explore the several rooms which have created the history of this place.
Walk around the small town and visit the Cathedral dedicated to Leone and la Pieve... and then have a short break in Belvedere, one of the highest panoramic points from where you can admire the mountains which characterize the Romagna hinterland.
And in summer discover how lively it can be during the events dedicated to families!
Other unmissable summer events?
Mondaino with the Palio del Daino, a Medieval re-enactment in the historic town centre which offers shows, history and re-enactments along its cobbled streets and alleyways.
Montefiore Conca with Rocca di Luna, an evocative and colourful pyrotechnical-musical show, fireworks, music and the magnificent Fortress in the background to illuminate this summer night!
The Romagnola Riviera Theme parks
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Marine World at this unique amusement park: Different tours and exhibition pools with lots of aquatic and terrestrial species, from penguins to sharks, chameleons to otters, a fun place for all the family.
The experience of a lifetime in Riccione. Water games for adults and children, a huge swimming pool with artificial wave machine, relaxation areas where you can lay in the sun and... during the summer there are concerts and many unmissable events!
Dolphins and nature make for a thrilling experience, the most beautiful lagoon in Europe is waiting for you in Riccione: shows, interactive programs and guided tours, an experience to spend in the company of your family.
Just a few steps from the beach, between Rimini and Riccione, this park is a world of happiness for every child and all the attractions have been created following the theme of fairy tales... enter a place where imagination and dreams play the leading role.
Italia in Miniatura
In Rimini, enchantment and magic meet to make even adults feel like children again! 273 unmissable miniature reproductions of the architectural heritage of Italy and Europe, custom-built entertainment and games for children... history, culture and folklore are waiting for you!