During this winter time I started looking at pictures from two summers ago. Sunny italian memories and colorful unpublished photos from Rimini started awakening in my mind.
I took a plane in a July morning from Berlin to Bologna, and then the regional train to the east coast, in Rimini, a resort popular among locals. In the afternoon I was already under the Italian sun, renting a chair at a sandy beach and finalmente, swimming in the Adriatic Sea.
Followed by a stroll in the old town, passing by the museum dedicated to film director Federico Fellini, born in Rimini. Not before I checked in a hotel surrounded by chestnuts. And than stopped at Casina del Bisco for a traditional piadina, with a typical cheese of this Italian region, squacquerone.
Speaking of food, Rimini is in Emilia – Romagna region, the same one that introduced us to Parmigiano, Mortadella and Prosciutto di Palma, but also aceto balsamico and of course, piadinas.
This was the second time I was in a city by the east coast of Italy, after seeing picture-perfect Polignano a mare in Apulia. I guess is time to plan soon a trip on the west side as well – perchè no from the Amalfi coast to Cinque Terre.
Speaking of trains, to travel fast between the coast and main cities I recommend both TrenItalia and ItaloTreno. Traffic is chaotic, and Italian drivers can be, let’s say, eccentric. Besides these ones to Florence or Bologna, I remember vividly all my train rides in Italy – first one also in summer from Venice to Verona, and second one a few years later, in a different August, to Milan.