Autumn begins: all the proposals to experience the season of colors and flavors in Rimini

Published on: 23 September 2021


Many are the opportunities to discover the city among concerts - starting from the Malatestiana Music Festival which continues until December 18 with its program of prestigious orchestras, great conductors and excellent soloists - theatrical performances, with the resumption of the prose season at the Galli Theater which, starting from 9 October, hosts the best performers of the Italian scene. And also exhibitions, fairs and conferences, sport and wellness, starting with the main event from 24 to 26 September, Rimini wellness between fitness, well-being, business, sport, physical and healthy culture. Even the best known Beach Ultimate tournament in Italy, Paganello, has scheduled its thirtieth edition for the first time in autumn when all the Frisbee matches take place on the beach in front of Piazzale Marvelli area, on Saturday 2nd October and Sunday 3rd October. From 1 to 3 October, the Seventh Art will be the protagonist in the historic centre, the event dedicated to cinema and industry that offers three days of events in Rimini, with free admission. Screenings, masterclasses, performances, meetings to end with the final award ceremony. “Cinema e Industria” by the jury chaired by the director Pupi Avati. Every year, the month of October hosts the most important fair in Italy dedicated to tourism, the TTG, which from 13 to 15 October offers operators 200 events divided into nine arenas. From 22 to 24 October the engines warm up for the second round of the World Championship with the NOLAN Grand Prix of Made in Italyand Emilia-Romagna in the Misano World Circuit, home to great talents of Italian and international motorcycling.

The best season to discover Rimini as a city of art
Autumn is the ideal season to discover Rimini as a city of art and culture, among itineraries to discover the signs of Roman times, such as the Tiberius Bridge, defined as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, which this year turns 2000 years old, the Arch of Augustus, or the Malatesta Temple, a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. A Rimini to be discovered, thanks also to its city cultural center which has been enriched by the new Fellini Museum (info:, a widespread museum in the heart of the city, where Fellini's art is told with interactive installations in a unique visual and sensorial journey. Do not miss a visit to the City Museum and the Domus del Chirurgo, the archaeological complex that has gained international fame for its exceptional surgical-pharmaceutical equipment, the richest ever since, now on display in the adjacent City Museum together with works by the Rimini school of the fourteenth century and many other art treasures (for information on guided tours +39 0541 704428 - And the PART Museum, which houses an exceptional collection of contemporary works of art from the San Patrignano Foundation, on show in two medieval palaces, the Palazzo dell’Arengo and the Palazzo del Podestà (
On display works by successful contemporary artists of the Italian and international scene such as Mario Airò, Vanessa Beecroft, Bertozzi & Casoni, Penone, just to name a few, and in constant expansion, thanks to a collaboration between public and private institutions. From the Sala dell'Arengo, where the large fresco of the Last Judgment (circa 1310) is temporarily placed, realized by the craftsmen led by the painters Giovanni and Giuliano da Rimini, the itinerary starts to discover the Rimini fourteenth century school, linked to the passage of Giotto in Rimini: a large group of artists, illuminators, painters, who also worked outside the Malatesta dominion, throughout theregions Romagna, Marche, Veneto and even in Dalmatia. In addition to art, the route also includes a stop in the two major churches in the city, the Church of Sant'Agostino with the presbytery and bell tower decorated with splendid frescoes and the Malatesta Temple, guardian of Giotto's crucifix, to finish at the City Museum, where you can admire works belonging to the main masters of the fourteenth century Rimini school, Giovanni and Giuliano da Rimini and Baronzio. Until 7 November Rimini hosts, in the Buonadrata Palace, the exhibition 'Giovanni's gold' dedicated to the founder of the fourteenth-century Rimini School: Giovanni da Rimini. At the center of the exhibition, the ancient cross from the church of San Francesco in Mercatello, just restored and back to Rimini after more than 85 years. The exhibition compares the crosses by Giovanni da Rimini present on the Italian territory (opening hours: from 10.30am to 6.30pm. Free admission, info: +39 0541 351611).

The autumn of flavors
There are many artistic and cultural itineraries that can be easily combined with tasty stops in the restaurants of the city to savor the typical Romagna dishes, such as the Rimini piada (PGI product), the real street food of Rimini. You can also attend cooking classes to learn how to prepare it and then enjoy one, made with your own hands (info: This is the ideal period for excursions in the territory of the Malatesta and Montefeltro seignory among fortresses and castles, located a few kilometers from the sea and rich of festivals and autumn events: such as the Fiera di San Michele (25 - 26 September) and San Martino (6 - 7 - 8 - 11 November) in Santarcangelo di Romagna or the fair of the ancient fruits of Italy in Pennabilli (25 - 26 September) or the Truffle Fair in Sant'Agata Feltria (every Sunday in October), the fossa cheese fair in Talamello (14 - 21 November) or the polenta and fruits of the undergrowth fair in Perticara (Sundays in September and Sunday 3 October). Each village has its own story to tell: about Cagliostro or Mastin Vecchio, Paolo and Francesca or  Azzurrina … in a mixture of history and legend.

The active holiday season
For lovers of active holidays and wellness, Rimini offers a thousand opportunities in all seasons, such as running and training at the Parco del Mare, the new waterfront in Rimini where you can walk among the Adriatic vegetation a stone's throw from the sea or train in the 'wellness islands', but also a path for runners of all ages, or cyclists who can ride along the beach from north to south. People can practice outdoor training with professional associations: Fluxo organizes lessons at the Tiberius Bridge from Monday to Thursday at lunchtime (1.30pm and 2.30pm) until 4 November and it is possible to choose between different disciplines to practice in the open air (info: +39 347 1224480). Walk on the beach ,until the end of September, offers 50 minutes of sports walking starting from the beach 26 every Wednesday evening (7.15pm) and Saturday morning (8am). Rimini Yogi gives an appointment for group lessons of traditional yoga outdoors at the Tiberius bridge every Sunday until the end of October at 10am (info: +39 331 528 5154). For running lovers, on 2 and 3 October Rimini Marathon returns with its autumn event, the 'River Run'. Before the race, on Saturday 2 October at 3 pm the first "Family river bike" will take place, a 25km cycling tour open to all. 

Autumn between theme parks and spas
In Rimini there are many opportunities for fun with the theme parks of the Riviera, such as Fiabilandia or Italia in miniatura, Oltremare or the Cattolica aquarium, which continue to welcome their guests, children and adults, in the weekends until the end of October. For the more adventurous,the adventure parks also continue to entertain their guests among lianas and bridges suspended among the trees, such as San Marino Adventures, where you can face airsoft battles or test yourself in routes suspended in the air among the trees of the park (for info and timetables: Skypark will keep open until November, allowing adventurous guests to move, using ropes and pulleys, through the dense vegetation (info:
Do not forget Rimini and Riccione Avventura, the brand new parks suspended on trees a few steps from the sea, which remain open almost all year round. (for info and timetables: and
And for those who want to relax there is Rimini Terme which offers, in addition to the thermal area, a Spa with swimming pools with sea water and sea views, sauna, relaxation area and salt room (info:

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