Adriatic Coast/Rimini, Italy
Available year round
Rimini and the surrounding region are usually overlooked by British tourists. But it has all anyone could want from Italy – culture, sun and hilltop towns.
Rimini’s family-friendly beach attracts an unpretentious, mostly Italian crowd; there are Roman remains and a Renaissance cathedral to admire, while Florence and Ravenna are within easy reach by train; and the nearby settlements of Santarcangelo di Romagna and San Leo are among the prettiest in Italy.
It is also one of the country’s pre-eminent party towns, with scores of lively bars near the coast and a clutch of swanky clubs on the outskirts.
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