Say Rimini and SMILE!

Grand Hotel

The seafront heading towards the port can boast the Grand Hotel, an Art-Nouveau building (1908) designed by Paolito Somazzi.
This is one of the favourite places in Fellini’s imagery, as shown by the Maestro’s own words: “the Grand Hotel was a fable of wealth, luxury and eastern splendor… on summer evenings it would become Istanbul, Baghdad, Hollywood… you would glimpse ladies’ bare backs that looked like gold… now and again a fragrant breeze would carry syncopated tunes, so languid they could make you faint”.
In 1984 the Grand Hotel Rimini was recognized as a national monument and it is under the protection of the Superintendent of Fine Arts since 1994.