Rimini Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

Picture showing sunbathers on the beachRimini's huge expanses of sandy beaches are certainly popular, as are its clubs, bars and tourist attractions located along the beachfront. However, Rimini has so much more to offer than this and it's worth venturing off the beach to discover its wealth of attractions.

There are several large theme parks in and around Rimini, which offer great days out for the whole family. Other tourist attractions include grand palaces, fine historic buildings and richly decorated churches.

Further beachfront photo


Rimini is one of the largest resorts of its kind in Europe, thanks to an amazing 15-km / 9-miles of sandy beaches. In peak season, the public beach can get very busy. The almost endless rows of sun umbrellas hired out to holiday makers during July and August make for an incredible sight. However, during springtime, it's possible to almost have the sand to yourself. Whilst it may be too early in the year to enjoy perfect sunbathing weather, it's the perfect place to take a stroll and breathe in the refreshing sea air.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Chiesa di San Agostino e San Giovanni Evangelista

Address: Via Cairoli, 14, Rimini, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 781 268
Built in the early 13th century, the Chiesa di San Agostino e San Giovanni Evangelista one of Rimini's most ancient churches. Whilst much of the building comprises of later restoration work, the original bell tower and apse can still be seen today. The church is perhaps best known for a series of important fresco attractions, which were only discovered following an earthquake that hit the city almost 100 years ago, in 1916.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Image showing the Delfinario Rimini

Delfinario Rimini

Address: Lungomare Tintori 2, Rimini, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 502 98
Delfinario Rimini is one of several similar tourist attractions in the area around Rimini. Located alongside the main public beach, visitors can enjoy dolphin shows, as well as a small sea life museum, and an aquarium with an array of colourful marine creatures.
Open hours: April to September, show times may vary - it is advisable to check in advance
Admission: charge, discount available for children


Address: Via Cardano 15, Rivazzurra di Rimini, Rimini, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 372 064
Situated just a short distance from the beach, between Rimini and Riccione, Fiabilandia is a paradise for kids. This popular theme park boasts a whole host of fairground attractions, water and train rides. Visitors can also enjoy a fun trip on a Mississippi paddleboat and all the family should expect plenty of excitement and fun.
Open hours: daily, April to June and September - 10:00 to 19:00; July and August - 10:00 to midnight
Admission: charge, discount available for children

Picture of Italia in Miniature

Italia in Miniature

Address: Via Popilia, Viserba di Rimini, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 736 736
Italia in Miniature is one of the most popular theme parks in Rimini and features plenty of attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained. As well as some 270 perfect scale reproductions of Italy's architectural wonders, there is also a Science Fun Park, water rides, puppet shows and lots of other things to do.
Open hours: daily, January to March - 09:00 to sunset; mid-March to June - 09:30 to 1900; July to August - 09:00 to midnight; September - 09:00 to 19:00; October to December - 09:00 to sunset (actual opening hours may vary, so it is therefore advisable to check in advance)
Admission: charge, discount available for children

Aquafan photo


Address: Via Pistoia, Riccione, Rimini, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 603 050
Aquafan is Europe's largest water park and offers a great day out for all the family. This top tourist attraction boasts lots of rides and slides. There are also ever-popular water slides, along with a wave pool and exciting white-water rapid rides.
Open hours: daily, June to September - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discount available for children

Teatro Amintore Galli

Address: Piazza Saffi, Rimini, Italy, IT
Tel: +39 0541 920 736
Built in the mid-19th century, this monumental theatre was the work of architect, Luigi Poletti. Severely damaged during the Second World War, the neoclassical façade of the Teatro Amintore Galli and the 'Hall Ressi' were thoroughly restored in 1972.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

View of the Tempio Malatestiano

Tempio Malatestiano

Address: Via IV Novembre 35, Rimini, Italy, IT
Rimini's cathedral, known as the Maletesta Temple, dates from the 13th century and was originally a Gothic church. In the 15th century, however, a famous architect of the time, Leon Battista Alberti, was commissioned to rebuild the church in the Renaissance style and turn it into a mausoleum for Sigismondo Pandolfo and his wife. Building work was never fully completed. The interior of the church includes some very fine works of art and similar attractions, including notable frescoes by Piero della Francesca, as well as a painted cross attributed to Giotto. Keep an eye out for the Cappella dei Pianeti, or 'Chapel of the Planets', in which are depicted zodiacal references, as well as a panorama of Rimini as it would have looked in the 15th century.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 08:00 to 12:30 and 15:30 to 18:30; Sunday - 09:00 to 13:00 and 15:30 to 19:30
Admission: free