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The city of Rimini

it is a holiday land par excellence

The city of Rimini is a holiday land par excellence: entertainment, entertainment, bathing tradition, but also history, nature and food and wine excellences waiting to be discovered.

Hotel Villa dei Gerani a few steps from the beach in Rivabella is the 3-star hotel ideal for discovering Rimini and falling in love with its hinterland.

A place for family holidays, as a couple and with friends. An important center also for business stays during fairs and events.

15 kilometers of golden sandy beaches equipped for all tastes: for long walks or for chatting under the umbrella. Games and entertainment for all ages. A laboratory of ideas where trends and new fashions are born. Rimini internationally renowned resort, is also a center of high historical and cultural level with a historic center full of monuments, churches and historical artifacts.

with the Villanoviani, Rimini was born as a Roman city Ariminum, a focal point for connections with Rome. Important medieval city and star of Malatesta lordship in the Renaissance.

inaugurates the first bathing establishment and Rimini is reborn. With the war it is destroyed, but the strength of Rimini brings it to the capital of Italian tourism. Today, not only a seaside resort, but also a rich hinterland of unique landscapes that offer an unforgettable holiday.


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A few minutes from Hotel Villa dei Gerani the historic center of Rimini full of historical and cultural beauties where you can get in touch with architectural evidence that mark the history of Rimini.
The Roman era has given us beauties such as: the Amphitheater, a place of representation, the Bridge of Tiberius in 2,000 years in 2014, the Arch of Augustus the gateway to the city, the Domus del Chirurgo archaeological site of priceless beauty, the Porta Montanara the north access to the city and Piazza Tre Martiri ancient Roman forum.

Thanks to evocative routes inside the Museum of the city of Rimini you can admire many Roman finds and get to know the origin of Rimini.

The Middle Ages and later eras have made Rimini a true cosmopolitan city starting from its administrative center Cavour square surrounded by important palaces and the eighteenth-century Pescheria, today meeting place for young people from Rimini. Another symbol of the Rimini meetings is the Fontana della Pigna in Cavour square.

stands a few steps from the square, symbol of the power of the Malatesta, was a castle-fortress. The Malatesta Temple built by Leon Battista Alberti recounts in each of his stones the love between Sigismondo and Isotta degli Atti and protects among his chapels treasures like a crucifix by Giotto and a fresco by Piero Della Francesca. The fascination and the gothic – roman mystery emerges in the Church of Sant’Agostino which contains beautiful frescoes where it is said that Dante is also represented.

As soon as you cross the Tiberius Bridge you enter into narrow alleys and squares where the Fellini atmosphere is always present, this is Borgo San Giuliano. The facades of the houses tell the life and works of the great maestro Fellini thanks to the murals. Even more suggestive is to visit it during the Festa de Borg that every two years offers many emotions and entertainment with food and wine stalls, music, shows and fireworks.

For the guests of the hotels in Rivabella di Rimini it will be easy to reach the village with a nice walk or cycle along the Marecchia river cycle path that runs from Rivabella beach across the river.

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“Bella arrives ….. coming Bella” … the origin of the name of the locality of Rimini in which Villa dei Gerani is located does not derive simply from the sea shore, but from the incitement to the horse of Count Zavagli who then recorded it and gave rise to the Rivabella town.

Rivabella was part of an area of Rimini where only the pitch birds that nestled among the tufts of grass of the sand dunes along the sea nested. With the arrival of the railway at the end of ‘800 some families started to settle and to work the land.

a real urban conglomeration began with the first stately villas. It is from the 50s that the first tourists who find accommodation in the residents’ homes or in tents set up in the gardens begin to arrive.

it is a tourist center frequented by many families, young people and couples. A pedestrianized promenade with a new square where on the stage every summer evening the many tourists and residents are entertained with shows and music. Markets, lots of games and fun for the little ones: trampolines, cars, inflatables, water slides and game rooms. The shops and places to enjoy a pleasant walk.

Rivabella is also the nearest town to the Rimini Expo, which is only 1.5 km from Villa dei Gerani.

Do you want to know the whole history of Rivabella and the birth of Rimini tourism?

Buy the book “La Mia Rivabella” by Benito Colonna at the reception.



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a stone’s throw from the sea