For some years now, the governing body of Rimini has been committed to an evolutionary process of urban transformation, geared towards the improvement of urban and landscape quality, and the environmental and social sustainability of the city.

There are two main concepts behind the “revolution” that is transforming Rimini into a modern European city, bringing tradition and innovation together in a new urbanistic vision, enhancing the quality of life. On one hand, a comprehensive restoration programme of its historical centre and its Roman and Renaissance monuments and artefacts, including the Surgeon’s House and the Renaissance Castle. On the other hand, the entire beachfront is undergoing major structural renovation (The “Sea Park” Project”), with environmental rehabilitation schemes, and a complete re-organisation of the road network and mobility system.

  • A new lease of life for Rimini’s historical centre

Rimini’s new “strategic plan” focuses on the enhancement of historical urban landmarks and sites with a strong local identity, first and foremost the reconstruction of the Amintore Galli Theatre, linked to the redesign of the area stretching from Piazza Malatesta to the Malatesta Castle, and the creation of new event spaces, such as the Castle Garden and the Arena del Bastione, a series of semi-circular concrete benches, accommodating up to 400 people, facing a small stage-space.

Other projects in the pipeline include the renovation and extension of the historical Gambalunga library, the first public library in Italy, and the “Fellini Museum”, recalling the places and memories connected with Federico Fellini and his cinema. It will be a museum tour through the redeveloped Old Town centring around three major locations: the first, Casa del Cinema Fulgor, a monument to Fellini, with two cinema halls – one of which and the lobby in 1930’s style designed by Oscar winning Dante Ferretti. Secondly, Castel Sismondo, which will host reconstructions of Fellini movie sets. And lastly, CircAmarcord – the Arts Arena: a large imaginary park that will be home to temporary shows, pop-up installations inspired by places, situations and film themes which will take people of all ages and walks of life back into the magical world of the Rimini Maestro.

  •  Rethinking the beach concept: cue the “Sea Park” Project

The “Urban Sea Park” project aims to totally overhaul this 15 km coastline, making it an attractive urban location with above all, an international appeal. Both a physical and spatial transformation with vegetation, open spaces, walkways, facilities and services replacing what is now either just asphalt or forgotten areas, to create a place that reflects a profound cultural and relational change. Rediscovering the relationship with the sea, improving its biological quality and beauty for the people who enjoy this precious resource.

The project also involves the extension of pedestrian and cycle paths, with the introduction of new stores and eateries, as well as facilities for leisure and recreational activities. The creation of Europe’s largest Site Specific Gym will be a major feature, perfect for sea-wellness and outdoor sports, cultural and tourist attractions, making the Sea Park accessible all year round, and making the most of it, both day and night.

Palacongressi di Rimini is exhibiting at ibtm in Barcelona (Nov 28-30)! You can find them at the booth of Convention Bureau Italia, at stand A30 (Group E “Emilia-Romagna”). Please make an appointment via your online diary! You can also contact us at tmf dialogue or the team of Palacongressi di Rimini.

Your contact persons at
Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini:
Federica Lucini
Marketing Manager
tel. +39 0541 711508

Lara Sandre
International Business Development
tel. +39 0541 711492

Your contact person at tmf:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manager Content & PR
+49 931 9002 114