The Old Fish Market and the places of entertainment

Published on: 29 January 2015

Rimini nightlife takes place above all in two areas: the end of the beach promenade, between Marina Centro and the wharf, with street bars and venues directly on the beach, and the little roads of the old city centre, especially near the Old Fish Market (Vecchia Pescheria), where every evening thousands of young people meet for a drink or an appetizer, a concert or just a meeting. The charm of the Old Fish Market comes out from the mixture between history and new trends: wine cellars, pubs, restaurants, table outside, candlelight enliven the medieval squares and romantic lanes in the historic centre, thus transforming it into the Montmartre of Rimini. Here you can dine under the stars or have a drink chatting under a white colonnade. All of this goes on in the old fish market with its eighteenth century marble counters. Many trends were started here and then exported to the rest of Italy: finger food, mini-portions in small glasses or on decorated spoons. If you want to go to a place where you can meet people and make friends, then the Old Fish Market is the right place to go all year round. It immediately became fashionable after faculties of the University of Bologna were established in Rimini, which brought about 6000 students from all over Italy to Rimini ( An interesting fact is that in the picturesque Piazzetta Gregorio da Rimini there is the oldest book shop in town: the Libreria Riminese (in summer is open also in the evening) and at no. 4 is the house where Giovanni Pascoli (1855) lived when he was at the grammar school.