Rimini is located on the eastern coast of Italy, right on the Adriatic Sea. Though Italy’s climate tends to fluctuate wildly even within small regions, the Adriatic acts as Rimini's moderating force. Gentle sea breezes temper the heat during summer but are not overly harsh during the winter - temperatures rarely drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit even in December and January. Rain is common during these months, but disappears in the summer when westerly winds warm Rimini up to the mid-70s.

Although the weather is pleasant year-round, there are other factors to take into consideration when deciding when to visit. During the winter there are fewer tourists; however, many of Rimini's attractions and museums are closed or have reduced hours. This means that the ones still open are rather crowded, especially on weekends. During the summer there is a huge influx of tourists from other regions of Italy and countries in Europe, especially in August, when most Europeans take vacations. Seaside Italian towns are always crowded during summer, but it is perhaps the best time to soak up the sun and Rimini’s lively atmosphere.

The BBC provides a useful five-day forecast for Rimini. Another helpful web site is Do I Need A Jacket? Check this every morning before you leave your hotel in Rimini to find out whether you need to wear a coat!