EAERE 2022
Rimini, Italy
28 Jun - 01 Jul 2022
27th Annual Conference
of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

About Rimini

Rimini is a town of around 150,000 inhabitants along the Italian Adriatic coast. It is composed of two main areas, connected by bycycle lanes: the city centre (where the conference venue is situated) and the long sandy beaches. 

 

 

History

Rimini was founded in 268 b.C. by the Romans, close to the mouth of the river Ariminus, now called Marecchia. During the Roman Empire, the town represented an important communication hub. Most of the Roman traits are still visible nowadays as landmarks of that ancient time. After the fall of the Empire, the town fell under the domination of Goths, the Byzantine empire and the Pontifical State, before becoming a free city during the XII century. Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, head of the House of Malatesta (Guelphs) and Lord of Rimini from 1432, restored Rimini to its ancient glory by building Tempio Malatestiano and Castel Sismondo. At the beginning of the XVI century, Rimini became part of the Venetian republic and then possession of the Pontifical State until 1860, when the citizens voted to become part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, soon to be Italy. 

 

Art & Culture

Rimini's Roman history is displayed by three main unmissable monuments: 1) The Arch of August, the entrance to Rimini for travellers on the Flaminian Way, built by Consul Flaminius in 220 b.C. to link Rimini and Rome; 2) The Bridge of Tiberio, built in 21 a.D. under emperor Tiberio, a key bridge passing over the Marecchia River before the latter was diverted; 3) The Montanara Door, a defensive asset attributed to the Roman general Silla. Other relevant roman landmarks are the Roman Amphitheatre and the Domus del Chirurgo. Piazza Cavour is an important landmark from the time of the free town, where the market and games took place. Tempio Malatestiano (a still active church) and Castel Sismondo represent two distinctive buildings erected by Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta. Castel Sismondo, recently renovated, holds exhibitions from time to time. Finally, two unmissable areas are Borgo San Giuliano, where frescos on the walls of its small houses remind of the past of Rimini, and the recently renovated University Campus of the Alma Mater Studiorum. 

 

Food & Drinks

Rimini's signature dishes are piadina romagnola and cassone. These delicious street food dishes can be found everywhere in town. Passatelli is an appreciated local type of pasta to be found in the area of Borgo San Giuliano. Fish dishes of extraordinary quality can be found in Borgo San Giuliano and along the beaches at the bathhouses, called 'Bagni'. Finally, the summer season will be upon us, so do not miss all the ice-cream parlors around the city centre. 

 

Shopping

Corso d'Augusto, which starts from the August Arch and ends at the Tiberio Bridge, is the main city shopping venue. Outside the city centre, you can find the Le Befane shopping centre.

 

Sport

Rimini and the Romagna Coast are well known for its fitness fairs. All the parks around the city are good for doing yoga and fitness activities. Also, some courses are held in the evening at the Parco Marecchia in front of the Tiberio Bridge: an astonishing setting at sunset. 

 

How to move around in Rimini

Walking is the best way to move around in Rimini. The town is quite small and every distance can be covered by a walk of no more than 30 minutes. However, it is very common to ride a bike or rent a scooter. Rimini has a bike and scooter sharing service provided by Lime. Buses are also useful to reach the seaside. Moreover, from the train station, the new Metromare service can bring interested people to Riccione. This service launched in 2018 has hydrogen buses that move on a dedicated lane. Finally, taxis can be taken in front of the train station or by calling +39054150020.

 

Last update on October 14, 2021