With origins dating back to the Roman period, it wasn’t until the 19th century that the Italian city of Riccione established itself as a holiday retreat for members of the Bolognese aristocracy. Since the 1960s, the city has gained a prestigious reputation as the Adriatic Riviera’s prime holiday destination, often frequented by famous stars drawn to the beaches, nightlife and exclusive resort culture.
Depending on what you're looking for, there’s many beaches and water parks across Riccione. The recently refurbished Playa del Sol beach is the most central resort and features parasols and relaxed swimming opportunities. Elsewhere, Women’s Beach and Flamingo Beach are home to a selection of water sports while suited to evenings spent with some takeaway food watching a beautiful sunset over the Adriatic Sea. Alternatively, the city’s water parks should not be overlooked, with Aquafan, Beach Village and Extreme River being the most popular with families looking for a fun day out.
Although Riccione offers its own airport, more accessible flights are available direct to the likes of Pisa and nearby Bologna. Many tourists choose to take the short bus journey from Bologna to soak up views of the Italian countryside. However, once inside the city, Riccione offers public transport and plenty of holiday hospitality within walking distance of most accommodations.