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family with kids riccione or rimini?

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family with kids riccione or rimini?

hi, we are planning to stay in the area for 2 days. we have 2 very active older kids ages 10 and 12 and an even more active 2 year old. we are visiting in mid June. i know there are endless kid activities here but we want to make things as convenient as possible.

where should we get a hotel? riccione or rimini? are both equally easy to access by train from venice?

any hotel resort recs appreciated.

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1. Re: family with kids riccione or rimini?

Firstly you should understand something about the area.

There is Rimini and Riccione and then "Rimini" and to a lesser extent "Riccione"

Rimini is not just the old town but has now become a coastal sprawl.

Rimini addresses cover ~ 14km of coastline from Torre Pedrera in the north to the southern end of the Airport (roughly Viale Terramo)

Riccione a lot less (~6km)

So it is important to know exactly where you are staying.

In general I would say that Riccione is a bit more upmarket.


Rimini has been for many years extremely popular with young italians. Many flocking to Rimini for the nightclubs/discos scene

You find lots of different areas. Going south from Piazza/Viale Tripoli along the Viale Regina Elena you will see many tacky shops and the whole area south is a bit of a commercial sprawl.

The road Viale Amerigo Vespucci/Regina Elena all the way to Riccione is a main road full of traffic and buses. It is the main commuter route.

You won't really find a pedestrianised area near the seaside where you can enjoy shops or restaurants

A popular "Rimini" area for families is north of the river. Viserba/Viserbella popular area.


Riccione is a bit more upmarket than Rimini. Number of Hotels to choose from but again a bit spread out.

A good area (IMO) is the area around the Viale Ceccarini (from the main Viale Milano)

This is a semi-pedestrianised area (authorised vehicles only - delivery etc) with plenty of shops and restaurants.

There are any number of Hotels along the Via Milano from the small Marina down to Viale Ceccarini (~ 450m)





Biggest problem (IMO) with Italian beaches is that most have been ruined by overcommercialism - Biggest problem of which are the "Bagni"

Show an Italian some sand he will line it with Hotels, cover it in sunbeds and charge you for the privelege of sitting on the beach.

Unlike everywhere else in the world where you may find a beach covered in 0.1% of sunbeds and 99.9% free in Italy it is the other way round.

These beach emplacements are full of sunbeds. Often each also has a cafe/bar and perhaps kids club. Problem is that they have covered every grain of sand with them and you are not permitted to plonk yourself down on the beach next to them. If wishing to go to the beach you can find yourself paying €12-15 a day PER SUNBED.

You only have to look at google maps to see the plague.

It is therefore something you should be aware of. Some Hotels have their own "Bagno" or have an arrangement with a Bagno owner.

There are some free beach areas dotted around but these can get packed. June however you should be ok.

There is a small area at the end of Viale Ceccarini in Riccione.

In Rimini there is a small beach at the end of Via TIntori near the pier


The resort areas north of Rimini do have train stations but these are serviced by a regional train from Ravenna

This regional train stops at


Lido Di Classe-Lido Di Savio

Cervia-Milano Marittima


Gatteo A Mare


Igea Marina

Rimini Torre Pedrera

Rimini Viserba


www.fsitaliane.it for Italian rail solutions

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2. Re: family with kids riccione or rimini?

thank you so much for the info!

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