What You Need To Know

Riccione is a comune in the Province of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. Riccione is one of the Italy’s most famous seaside resorts. It is located in the east cost of Italy. It is close to Rimini which is a roman city and where you can find many ancient sightseeing like Tiberio bridge and August arch. Riccione is located in Emilia Romagna which is the most famous Italian region for exporting food in all the world (for instance Parmesan cheese, Parma ham, ragu bolognese). Riccione is also popular for the nightlife, there are many amazing restaurants, pubs and bars facing the sea.

Population: 34,868(2007)
Area: 17 km²

Currency

Being a country integrated in the European Union, Italy and, hence, Riccione, has adopted the sole European currency, that is, the Euro. People traveling to Riccione from outside Europe and who are not familiar with this currency should keep in mind notes refer to 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro bills, whereas coins are represented by 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and by 1 and 2 euro coins.

Language

Riccione is part of Italy and, together with Rimini, it delineates the most popular spot on the Adriatic Riviera. Italian is the official language, though tourists should expect to also hear locals speak a local dialect, that is, the Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect. Given the tourist rating of Riccione, English is also spoken, but in order to genuinely connect to locals, visitors are strongly recommended to learn a bit of Italian before heading for Riccione, at least as common phrases go.

Climate

Riccione’s climate is classified as warm and temperate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Riccione. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Cfa. The average annual temperature is 13.5 °C in Riccione. In a year, the average rainfall is 725 mm. The least amount of rainfall occurs in February. The average in this month is 49 mm. Most precipitation falls in November, with an average of 83 mm. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 22.9 °C. In January, the average temperature is 3.9 °C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

112 carabinieri 113 police 117 guardia di finanza (tax police) 118 ambulance

Tourism

Since the 1930s Riccione gained the status of a main destination of summer tourism on the Adriatic riviera of Romagna, and, together with Rimini, is one of the best known seaside resorts in Northern Italy. Every two years, a festival called the Festival Del Sol takes place.
Tourism in Riccione is massive, including mostly young people attracted by its great nightlife. The Adriatic coast in Emilia Romagna is called Riviera Romagnola and it has plenty of night clubs. Riccione also attracts families with children, thanks to its theme parks, hotels organize baby sitting for kids all day in the hotel and on the beach.
The scores of hotels on the Riviera, one next to the other, determine the large number of tourists flowing there in summer. The main streets of Riccione, viale Dante and viale Ceccarini have numerous night spots, bars, and hotels, in the night and they are the best place for shopping and eating during the day. The seafront is a long boulevard, shaped by a road and an equally developed bicycle lane, that reaches up to the town’s end going along the sea.
Cycling is popular in the Emilia Romagna area and a number of Riccione’s hotels have teamed up to capitalise on this. These hotels provide specific facilities for cycling tourists, including bike hire, cycle storage and tour guides.
One of the main event in Riccione beaches is the pink night, where the city becomes pink. There are parties on the beaches all the night for an entire week end and it is possible to see the Adriatic coast becoming pink for all the magnificent fireworks

Transport

Riccione is linked with the nearby city of Rimini by the Rimini–Riccione trolleybus line and it is linked to the main cities by train, to Bologna (northbound) and to Ancona (southbound). The nearest airport is the Federico Fellini Airport in Miramare di Rimini, which is only a couple of kilometres (1.2 miles) from Riccione. Federico Fellini Airport links Riccione to the main European cities.
Most hotels are within walking distance of the beach and the centre, but if you want to take a trip along the coast or inland, buses run regularly from the train station and are frequent and cheap.

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