Historical villas, the Territory Museum and sports
A walking in the unusual side of Riccione…
Riccione began to be known as a tourist destination famous all over the world in the period between the late ‘800 and early 1900. In those years were built several Art Nouveau villas: some hosting, today, museums and cultural sites , while others have become luxury hotel.
Route from sea to mountain
Surely you’ve already walked in viale Ceccarini and admired its premises and luxury shops. After the railway through the under passage, there is a boulevard along with villas and Liberty-style. Also you can linger to watch the theater “ Spazio Tondelli” and the Arboretum Cicchetti, then you get to “Riccione Paese”, the old historic village with shops, the Municipal Library and the Museum of the Territory. Here on Wednesday evening, in the summer, there is the “Movida de Pais”: the whole neighborhood participates to enliven this part of town.
If you are not tired, go up the hill to reach the Agolanti’s Castle, former residence of the family Agolanti, vassals of the Malatesta. This is today location of exhibitions and cultural events, but in 1657 in his rooms slept Queen Christina of Sweden. The address is: via Caprera (Tel. 0541 608 283).
One afternoon at the Territory Museum: small but interesting museum, next to the Public Library. Here you’ll find traces of the area’s history and its transformation from natural and uninhabited to urbanized. The visit can follow six paths: origin and evolution of life on Earth; minerals, rocks and fossils; traces of man on earth; Neolithic and Copper Age; Bronze Age; Roman conquest and colonization.
The address is Via Lazio 10 (Tel. 0541 600113), at the Civic Center of Pesa. Admission is free, one night a week there is also a free guided tour.
If you are a sports boy, Riccione is the right location for you!
Do you participate in one of the many competitions that take place here? Do you just want an active holiday to keep you fit? You want to be a spectator of the races of a friend?
Here you will find facilities for international competitions, such as the Italo Nicoletti Swimming Stadium (the one of Federica Pellegrini records), the Pattinodromo, the Play Hall, the squash courts, the Marco Simoncelli racetrack (or, as we still call it: the Santa Monica circuit) …
Do not you care about large structures, do you simply want to practice amateur sports? Here you will find tennis courts, five-a-side football, golf, minigolf, swimming pools on the beach, swimming and sailing schools, diving, jet skiing, horse riding, Nordic walking, routes for cyclists, karting tracks, kilometers of cycle paths …
Ask us for any information on events, facilities, access methods, timetables, costs …
Feel fit, you’re in Riccione!