One of Italy’s most famous seaside resorts, Rimini is not to everyone’s taste. Unless you’re happy to share an overdeveloped strip of sand with tens of thousands of like-minded holiday-makers, you might want to think twice about visiting in August. If, however, the thought of days on flesh-packed beaches followed by nights in some of Italy’s finest clubs turns you on – welcome to Rimini.
Birthplace of director Federico Fellini, the city does have another, more recognisably Italian, face. Its small centro storico was battered by 400 Allied bombing raids in WWII but has since been largely restored. It won’t keep you for long but it’s good for a quick wander and is loaded with cool bars and eateries.