San Giuliano

seaside village north of Rimini with the tourist port, Piazza della Balena, the Lungofiume degli Artisti

Visitors can either take a bus or a pleasant bicycle ride to get to this locality situated between two bridges, one over the harbour canal (the ancient Tiberius bridge) and the other one over the diverting canal of the Marecchia River, in a protected inlet.

The Borgo San Giuliano is divided into two parts: the ancient historic centre called "Borgo" and represented in Fellini's film "Amarcord", with its narrow streets and small houses, and the Marina, the new part with hotels and the New Wet Docks "Marina di Rimini".
A lively atmosphere prevails primarily on the beach, equipped with sports fields and plenty of places where to enjoy an aperitif, in the large square of the dock, which during the summer hosts events, shows and concerts, or in Briolini Park, equipped with games for children.
Along the promenade (Via Ortigara) there are fish restaurants, pizzerias, bars and little shops open until late at night. 

Not to forget the elevated promenade of about 1300 meters that runs along the quays at the new Dock, the avant-garde tourist harbour "Marina di Rimini", which experts consider as one of the most beautiful and innovative marinas in the whole Mediterranean. 
The prestigious new complex called "La Prua" (The Bow) rises just in front of the dock and it consists of a series of buildings housing shops, offices, clubs and restaurants with an exceptional view on this part of the Rimini Riviera.

Quite characteristic is the "Lungofiume degli Artisti", the cycle path that from the beach, in Piazza della Balena, winds upto Via Coletti. It is decorated with colorful murals telling the story of this place: among the drawings, the sperm whale that beached at the Barafonda in 1943, German tourists, along with dialect poems. Today the riverfront presents itself as an outdoor art gallery with works by famous painters from Rimini who worked for free coordinated by Giuliano Maroncelli. The story of the whale also gives the name to the square, Piazza della Balena, which now is embellished by a whale-shaped fountain.